Learning Lives in Retrospect: What the Narratives of Middle-aged women in Italy and UK reveal about Work, Family and Learning

Chiara Biasin, Karen Evans
2019 Zenodo  
The paper discusses the ways in which women aged 50, in two different cultural contexts (Italy and UK) narrate and portray life relationships and events that have influenced their learning and self-development. The reference paradigm is adopted from Narrative Learning Theory and the approach is qualitative and comparative in analysing the participants' voice. This inquiry has shown how women's representations of their life course reveal different propensities to reflect on and learn from their
more » ... d learn from their own lives. The research supports the case for approaches that are facilitative of biographical learning to become integral to adult education practices and to the development of adult education practitioners working in areas such as mid-life career change and work-re-entry
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3371439 fatcat:3vwzeghglzhjnfmquwf2s2vhc4