1 The Research Group in 'Working Life and Learning', Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University
In order to examine how orientations toward learning activities are situated in and conditioned by specific work-life experiences it is crucial to develop a dialectic concept of learner identity. Based on a qualitative research-project (Kondrup 2012) this paper outlines how unskilled work forms a specific condition for engaging in lifelong learning. The aim of the study was to examine how an unskilled work-life presents certain conditions for the formation, maintenance and transformation of a learner identity, enabling workers to position themselves as educable subjects and engage in formal learning, as demanded by the Danish national strategy on lifelong learning.
2013 Meeting of Casae: Proceedings of the 32nd National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (casae), 2013
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2013 Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, 2013