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Not just petrol heads: Men’s learning in the community through participation in motor sports
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SourceEuropean journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 2 (2011) 2, S. 165-180 ZDB
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Keywords (German)Erwachsenenbildung; Motorsport; Lernen; Männerbildung; Sportorganisation; Bildungsbeteiligung; Westaustralien
sub-disciplineAdult Education / Further Education
Educational Sociology
Document typeArticle (journal)
ISSN2000-7426
LanguageEnglish
Year of creation
review statusPeer-Reviewed
Abstract (English):This paper examines the learning experienced through participation by men in two quite different two motor sports organisations in Western Australia. It relies on interview data from volunteers about what they do and what they learn as a consequence of their participation in staging complex but safe, competitive, public events. The paper provides evidence of a deep well of learning and wide range of skills produced as a consequence of participation. This learning would rarely be recognized as education or training, illustrating the need for caution when concluding that adult education is not taking place and learning outcomes are not being achieved other than through courses where teaching occurs, or in contexts that are regarded as literary. What men skills men learnt, though significant as outcomes, were not the object of the motor sport activity, supporting Biesta’s (2006) view that the amassing of knowledge and skills can be achieved in other valuable ways aside from through education. (DIPF/Orig.)
other articles of this journalEuropean journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults Jahr: 2011
additional URLsDOI: 10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0015
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Date of publication15.12.2011
CitationGolding, Barry: Not just petrol heads: Men’s learning in the community through participation in motor sports - In: European journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 2 (2011) 2, S. 165-180 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-opus-51141 - DOI: 10.25656/01:5114
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