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
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.
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