The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding

Morrice, Linda (2014) The learning migration nexus: towards a conceptual understanding. RELA, 5 (2). pp. 149-159. ISSN 2000-7426

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: migration; learning; identity; transformative learning
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
L Education
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 13:54
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 20:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50670

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