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This paper uses the metaphor of the cat’s cradle to explore how learning in the city can be understood as an entangled meshwork of social, material and discursive practices. Drawing on two years of ethnographic encounters in the city with organisers of adult learning, conveners of protests, leaders of elite city institutions, refugees, longstanding inhabitants, artists, medics, city farmers, older people’s groups, parents, carers and social activists (amongst others), the chapter describes how a city’s learning ecology is deeply shaped by physical infrastructure, planning laws, transport systems and in particular by key local actors actively nurturing rich learning experiences. We conclude by arguing that creating a vibrant learning city will require investing in and supporting these key actors and working across education, planning, transport and land departments if issues of equity and access to learning opportunities are to be fully addressed.
|Title of host publication||Ecologies for Learning and Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging Ideas, Sightings, and Possibilities|
|Editors||Ronald Barnett, Norman Jackson|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138496859, 9781138496880|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Nov 2019|
- SoE Centre for Knowledge, Culture, and Society
- SoE Centre for Higher Education Transformations
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