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Outside practices : learning within the borderlands.

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Journal publication date2009
JournalLiteracy and Numeracy Studies
Journal number2-1
Volume16-17
Number of pages14
Pages5-18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Social practice research can be seen to illuminate the practices of marginalised learners in ‘borderlands’, areas outside of formal educational frameworks. This paper examines the issues and challenges of social practice researchers as they explore borderlands logic set against a critique of the prevailing skills-based educational philosophies that dominate in the knowledge-based economies of the US and England. Social practice research highlights meaning-making through a wide-angled view of the learning contexts of marginalised groups. This paper introduces the themes and sets the scene in a series of papers in this volume from leading social practice researchers.