Bodyscapes of the act of learning

Ejgil Jespersen

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/ths.2003.012

Abstract


Some years ago I became involved in the study of apprenticeship learning, especially within the field of sport (Jespersen, 1993; 1997). The point of the apprenticeship focus is to expand the notion of learning beyond schools and other educational settings in which learning is institutionalized. Learning is situated everywhere in human (and animal) life and cannot be detached from the social activities and practices in which the learners participate (Lave and Wenger, 1991). In such an interpretational context, I think the medieval institution of learning by apprenticeship is not to be regarded as irrelevant for modem times.


Keywords


bodyscapes; body learning; Merleau-Ponty; somanotyping; endo learning

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