What (and where) Is the ‘learning’ when we talk about learning in the home?

BY: Julian Sefton-Green

This paper addresses the notion of learning transfer to make sense of how we learn across social contexts and what learning might mean in more informal domestic circumstances. The author discusses the case studies of six families to identify a) how learning is constructed, mediated and enacted and b) how it is subject to a series of class-based, inherited, and aspirational discourses as well as social imaginaries.

What (and where) Is the ‘learning’ when we talk about learning in the home?

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