SourcesCo-learning or ‘collaborative learning’ challenges the official methodologies commonly employed in formal education systems, blurring the boundaries that separate subjects into the categories teachers or learners, and creating an environment where learning develops through non-hierarchical exchanges.
Genealogies of practice
- Scuola senza fine (Italia) Adriana Monti, 36 min., b/n, 1983
In 1973 Italian auto and steel workers gained a contractual improvement whereby their employers had to pay for 150 hours every three years for cultural and learning activities. Between 1974 and 1982 these activities were recognised as state school programs and were extended to housewives, pensioners, and the unemployed. Many of the courses explored the psychological structures of power/knowledge that control the formation of subjectivity. The film Scuola Senza Fine is based on a pedagogical experiment carried out by feminist teacher Lea Melandri with a group of housewives.