Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Learning the city : cultural approaches to civic learning in urban spaces / Hari Sacré, Sven De Visscher, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]


Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series SpringerBriefs in education
SpringerBriefs in education
Contents A cultural perspective on the city / Hari Sacré and Sven De Visscher -- Geographies of hanging out: playing, dwelling and thinking with the city / Noora Pyyry -- Storytelling in urban spaces: exploring storytelling as a social work intervention in processes of urbanisation / Hari Sacré, Luc de Droogh, Ann De Wilde and Sven De Visscher -- The inner city skater facility -- playground or control mechanism? On urban youth, civic learning and pedagogical dilemmas / Peter Hornbæk Frostholm and David Thore Gravesen -- Space is more than place: the urban context as contested terrain of inclusive learning settings for adults and arena of political subjectivation / Silke Schreiber-Barsch -- (Re)-Learning the city for intergenerational exchange / Helen Manchester and Keri Facer
Summary This book explores a cultural understanding of cities and processes of civic learning by scrutinizing urban educational topics from a cultural studies perspective. This book approaches the city as a cultural fabric that consists of social, material and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic learning is not an accidental outcome of cities but an essential component through which citizens coproduce the city. Through a combination of theoretical development and methodological reflection the chapters in the book explore three interrelated questions addressing the relationships between culture, learning and the city: How does civic learning appear in urban spaces? How does civic learning take place through urban spaces? How are urban spaces created as a result of civic learning?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 16, 2017)
Subject Cities and towns -- Study and teaching.
Civics -- Study and teaching.
Civics -- Study and teaching.
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Sacré, Hari
Visscher, Sven de
ISBN 9783319462301