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"Moving" experiences: globalisation, pedagogy and experiential learning

Edwards R & Usher R (1998) "Moving" experiences: globalisation, pedagogy and experiential learning, Studies in Continuing Education, 20 (2), pp. 159-174.

Globalisation is a process of great significance in the contemporary moment but its implications for education are still being explored. In this paper, we examine the impact of this process on education, concentrating particularly on its implications for reconceptualising pedagogy. Thinking differently about pedagogy is helped by the use of "location" as an interpretive metaphor since it foregrounds a notion of "(dis)location" - of positioning and being positioned, identifying and disidentifying - which suggests the "moving" quality of any location. We consider the part globalisation has played in recasting the boundaries of knowledge and the implications of this for the adult learner. A pedagogy which takes account of (dislocation) leads to a retheorisation of "experience" and enables experiential learning to be practised in a more open and less managerial way.

AuthorsEdwards Richard, Usher Robin
Publication date1998
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 0158-037X

Studies in Continuing Education: Volume 20, Issue 2

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