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ERIC Number: EJ797087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Who Is the Lifelong Learner? Globalization, Lifelong Learning and Hermeneutics
Uggla, Bengt Kristensson
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v27 n4 p211-226 Jul 2008
The aim of this essay is to elaborate on the inner connection between three such diverse entities as lifelong learning, globalization and hermeneutics. After placing lifelong learning in a societal context framed by globalization, my intention is to reflect on the prerequisites for introducing a hermeneutical contribution to the understanding of lifelong learning. First, it is stated that globalization is the most profound horizon today for explaining the current interest we experience in both lifelong learning and hermeneutics. Second, from these links to on globalization, we can also expect to find new links between lifelong learning and hermeneutics. Third, the predominant configuration of lifelong learning according to the logics of globalization and virtues of flexibility is demonstrated, and thereafter criticized mainly from the perspectives of philosophical anthropology. Finally, an alternative configuration of meaning and identity formation in lifelong learning is proposed by utilizing a reformulated theory of interpretation made possible thanks to recent metamorphosis inside the hermeneutical tradition itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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