Unskilled Work and Learner Identity

Understanding unskilled work as a certain condition for perceiving oneself as an educable subject

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    Abstract

    The paper examines how unskilled work forms conditions for meeting the obligation to
    position oneself as an educable subject and engage in formal learning activities. Sensitivity
    to peoples’ work-life-experiences is necessary to understand their orientation toward different
    learning activities. The main argument is that participation research must abandon the notion
    of motivation as an individual attribute and apply a dialectic concept of learner identity
    acknowledging work-life as a pivotal space for learning and formation of identity. I outline how
    a work-life-historical approach combining a critical theoretical approach inspired by Salling-
    Olesen’s and Archer’s concepts of identity and concerns can contribute to an understanding
    of the relationship between work and learner identity.
    Through narrative work-life interviews I examine how engagement in unskilled work in small
    and medium sized Danish enterprises causes a multitude of different and ambiguous
    immediate experiences and concerns pivotal for the workers’ learner identities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date4 Sep 2013
    Number of pages26
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2013
    EventThe 7th European Research Conference (ESREA): Changing configurations - Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 4 Sep 20137 Sep 2013
    http://ebwb.hu-berlin.de/aktuelles/esrea

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 7th European Research Conference (ESREA)
    LocationHumboldt-University
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period04/09/201307/09/2013
    OtherESREA
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    Kondrup, S 2013, 'Unskilled Work and Learner Identity: Understanding unskilled work as a certain condition for perceiving oneself as an educable subject' Paper presented at The 7th European Research Conference (ESREA), Berlin, Germany, 04/09/2013 - 07/09/2013, .

    Unskilled Work and Learner Identity : Understanding unskilled work as a certain condition for perceiving oneself as an educable subject. / Kondrup, Sissel.

    2013. Paper presented at The 7th European Research Conference (ESREA), Berlin, Germany.

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