Filtering informal learning in everyday life: invoking ordinariness and moving to civic engagement


Grummell, Bernie (2010) Filtering informal learning in everyday life: invoking ordinariness and moving to civic engagement. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29 (5). pp. 565-579. ISSN ISSN 0260-1370 print/ISSN 1464-519X online

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Abstract

This article explores the role of informal learning from television as it is anchored within the ordinariness of daily life. It examines the consequences for pedagogy and civic engagement, questioning how informal learning from television can enhance civic engagement. For many, this learning was localized through personalized and interpersonal relations of everyday life. Learning was not viewed as a distant institutional force, but as an embedded part of an ordinary life. The invoking of ordinariness rendered the relationship between learning and civic engagement unproblematic. Learning was localized in subjective terms for self-identity and interpersonal relations rather than critically reflecting on the power structures of everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
Item ID: 2814
Identification Number: 10.1080/02601370.2010.512805
Depositing User: Dr. Bernie Grummell
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 11:04
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Lifelong Education
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
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