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Unlearning curves: how adult learning about weight loss is constructed through slimmers’ stories

Jarvis, Christine (2009) Unlearning curves: how adult learning about weight loss is constructed through slimmers’ stories. In: SCUTREA 2009 Proceedings. SCUTREA. ISBN 9780904242669

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    Abstract

    Adult educators have always been interested in learning that takes place outside
    formal educational institutions. Work-based learning has received particular
    attention (Malcolm and Zukas, 2006) but learning through leisure such as
    museum and national park visiting (Taylor, 2006) and participation in reenactment
    societies (Coles and Armstrong, 2008) is also recognised. The focus
    of this research is on what adults learn through attendance at slimming clubs.
    These are widespread and constitute potentially significant sites for learning.
    This study examines the readers’ stories that appear in Slimming World
    Magazine, to see how they construct the learning that takes place through
    membership.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 16:48
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:25
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9950

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