Everyday life, education and their transformations in a Nordic and globalized context

  • Ulla Lundqvist (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConference


NERA/NFPF's 40th Congress: Everyday life, education and their transformations in a Nordic and globalized context. Not only formal education, but everyday life inside as well as outside institutions have always been central sites for learning for children and adults. However, as social relations in everyday life are staged ever more as pedagogical and educational relations, practices of learning undergo transformations. Research on education as everyday life and everyday life as education therefore becomes increasingly relevant. Currently education and everyday life seem to be changing ever faster and on a more globalized scale. The same concepts emerge in multiple settings that defy national borders. Phenomena appear the same regardless of place. At a closer scrutiny, however, huge cultural and social diversities translate such apparent commonalities into profound differences as lived lives in particular educational and everyday localities. The concept of everyday life, however, is also changing as daily routines and associated practices of learning transform through processes caused by virtualization (social media, cell phones, computers) and rapid global flows of information, things and people. From an epistemological perspective these issues call for reflections on how everyday life, education and their relations can be conceptualized and reflected. Research of the transformations of formalized education as well as the relations between everyday life, education and learning thus become increasingly pertinent.

Period2012 → …
Event typeConference
Conference number40
OrganisersNERA/NFPF – Nordic Educational research Association/Nordisk Forening for Pædagogisk Forskning, NERA/NFPF, NERA/NFPF, NERA/NFPF
LocationKøbenhavn, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational