Thompson TL (2015) Actor Network Theory and adult education. Lifelong Learning in Europe, (1/2015). http://www.elmmagazine.eu/articles/actor-network-theory-and-adult-education
The things and objects that help to enact and animate everyday work and learning practices are often ignored, dismissed or subordinated. Surfacing the materialities of practices is one appeal of theoretical perspectives such as Actor Network Theory (ANT). Situating ANT in the current theory landscape I will discuss the sociomaterial turn and highlight key conceptual contributions of ANT. I conclude by exploring the relevance of ANT to adult/continuing education and lifelong learning researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.
Lifelong Learning in Europe, Issue 1/2015