Student learning processes and student identity in an adult basic education programme

Anne Winther Jensen

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    Abstract

    The paper discusses the shaping of students´ identity within a vocational education programme for elderly care in Denmark. The focus is on the correlation between identity construction within the theoretical periods and students´ experiences in the traineeships. The construction of student identity implies a construction of elderly identity, and the paper points to the constructions being one-sided and the one-sidedness as complicating the meeting between care helper students and embodied elderly in need of care. The analysis of the identity issues mobilises the concept ‘storyline’, c.f. Bronwyn Davies and Foucault´s ‘governmentality’ and the empirical material consists of observations in the theoretical periods and in the traineeships. The paper suggests that a shift from identity to subjectivity may help students to deal with a diversity of storylines and thereby aid the elderly to have their storylines recognised.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2011
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event7th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning - East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
    Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011
    Conference number: 7
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    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning
    Number7
    LocationEast China Normal University
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period04/12/201107/12/2011
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