Understanding and the Making of Sense and Meaning in Everyday Activities

By John Stevenson and Irena Yashin-Shaw.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper examines how people make meaning in everyday activities and the problems of its characterisation in commonly used ‘learning’ terms.

Keywords: Understanding, Meaning

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.17-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.745MB).

Professor John Stevenson

John Stevenson is foundation Professor of Post-Compulsory Education and Training at Griffith University. Other recent appointments have included: Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research Director, Centre for Learning Research; Leader of a Griffith University designated area of research excellence; Director Centre for Skill Formation Research and Development; and Head of various academic schools at Griffith University. Previously he served in several senior positions in vocational education and training (including Director of Educational Review, Assistant Director Curriculum, and Principal of Kangaroo Point College of TAFE). His research interests are: knowledge, activity, learning, learning environments and vocational education. He has won many competitive research grants and is the author of numerous publications. His other appointments have included, membership of many national and international editorial boards, membership of the New Zealand Education Panel for performance-based research funding to New Zealand Universities, and External Examiner for the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw

Research on knowledge acquisition, transformation and application, including creativity and relationships between higher education and workplace learning.


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