Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding

Title:
The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding
Author:
Linda Morrice: University of Sussex, UK
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9044
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Year:
2014
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
149-159
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2014-10-09


Learning and identity formation are inescapable facets of the upheavals accompanying migration; movement across social space inevitably involves reflection, questioning and the need to learn new ways of being and new identities. Although migration is characterised by complexity and diversity, this paper suggests that we can identify key learning perspectives which illuminate the nexus between learning and migration. It argues for an approach which grounds learning in an understanding of socio-cultural space, and highlights the significance of policy discourses surrounding migration and integration. Within the conceptual framework suggested, the nature of learning is seen as multifaceted, and as having the potential to have both positive and negative outcomes for migrants.

Keywords: Migration; learning; identity; transformative learning

Volume 5, Issue: 2, Article 2, 2014

Author:
Linda Morrice
Title:
The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9044
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Volume 5, Issue: 2, Article 2, 2014

Author:
Linda Morrice
Title:
The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9044
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