Learning at Not-School: A Review of Study, Theory, and Advocacy for Education in Non-Formal Settings

Learning at Not-School: A Review of Study, Theory, and Advocacy for Education in Non-Formal Settings

by Julian Sefton-Green


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262518246
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Series: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Julian Sefton-Green is a Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

1 Introduction 1

The Field of "Not-School" 5

After-School and Youth Community Subsectors 5

Funding 7

What Is Learning in Not-School? 8

Focus of the Report 9

Why Is This Important? 11

Outline of the Report 12

2 Understanding Learning in Not-School Environments 15

Hyphens and Plurals 15

1 Context 19

2 The Learner 22

3 Knowledge 24

Summary 27

3 Researching Not-School 29

Do Reviews of Work in the Sector Offer Us a Typology of Learning? 32

The Sociocultural Approach 32

Personal Development and Learning 35

Summary 38

4 Culture and Identity: Creative Media Production 41

England in the 1980s: Youth, Culture, and Photography 42

Oakland in the Twenty-First Century: Youth Radio 46

Summary 50

5 Language and Technology: Learning to Learn and Metalearning 53

The Fifth Dimension and the Computer Clubhouse 54

Language in and through the Arts 60

Summary 62

6 In-Formal Learning: Traversing Boundaries 63

Amateur Musicians, Young Filmmakers, and Symbolic Creativity 64

Tracing Biographies: Life Histories and Pathways 69

Summary 74

7 Conclusion 75

Historical and International Perspectives 77

Identity, Metalearning, and Embedded Practices 79

Implication for Further Study 81

Notes 83

References 85

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