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ERIC Number: EJ1021649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Learning Space for Food: Exploring Three Home Economics Classrooms
Höijer, Karin; Fjellström, Christina; Hjälmeskog, Karin
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v21 n3 p449-469 2013
Studies on children's learning about food commonly focus on socialisation within a temporal perspective taking an interest in linear and developmental issues, where the home is assumed as the primary place for learning food skills that should be deepened through education in Home Economics. Home Economics concern topics that are related to our private domestic life but education takes place in the public setting of school which indicates that here is a tension built into the subject. This article explores how a classroom can be understood and explored beyond a temporal framework when studying children's learning about food in Home Economics. Observations from three Swedish Home Economics classrooms are explored with a spatial perspective concerning material, network and power aspects. A spatial perspective makes the challenges of Home Economics visible which can aid in further development of professional methods for teaching about food.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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