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Learning by Interest: Experiences and Commitments in Lives with Dance and Crafts
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (Folkbildning, vuxenutbildning)
Deparment of Adult Learning and Counselling, NTNU Trondheim, Norway.
2011 (English)In: Vocations and Learning, ISSN 1874-785X, E-ISSN 1874-7868, Vol. 4, no 2, 151-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article we intend to contribute to the understanding of interest-driven learning which occurs when people find and choose an interest of their own. This engagement continues over a long time and includes development and learning. The empirical material consists of 14 learning stories written by experienced and skilled informants in folk dance and different crafts. The purpose is to illuminate the diversity and complexity of learning and meaning the informants assign to dance or crafts. This is what we consider to be the perspective of learning by interest. We also argue for the importance of understanding learning by interest as embedded in cultural heritage and social and cultural changes. Theoretically, we draw on John Dewey (1913/2009; 1934/2005). Learning folk dance or crafts is largely a question of learning by doing, which makes experience important. The interest and effort involved can in our interpretation be understood as experiences where expressions of commitment are embedded. The empirical analysis highlights three emphases in this illumination of the learning process. The first considers the individual development of skill in relation to broadened learning of collective tasks. The second perspective focuses on the interplay between learning in a life course and significant learning experiences. The third concerns the interplay between personal meaning and craftsmanship. In sum, this paper contributes to the understanding of learning by interest as a useful concept. In the final discussion we expand our perspective since the contrast is obvious between learning by interest and interpretations of the contemporary society, where individualization and lack of commitment is stressed.

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Springer, 2011. Vol. 4, no 2, 151-167 p.
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Learnig by interest, Dewey, Experience, Commitment, Learning stories, Folk dance, Crafts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69948DOI: 10.1007/s12186-011-9055-8ISI: 000300085200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69948DiVA: diva2:433354
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