Learning space for food: exploring three Home Economics classrooms
2013 (English)In: Pedagogy, Culture & Society, ISSN 1468-1366, E-ISSN 1747-5104, Vol. 21, no 3, 449-469 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Studies on children’s learning about food commonly focus on socialisation within a temporal perspective taking an interest in linear and developmental issues, where the home is assumed as the primary place for learning food skills that should be deepened through education in Home Economics. Home Economics concern topics that are related to our private domestic life but education takes place in the public setting of school which indicates that here is a tension built into the subject. This article explores how a classroom can be understood and explored beyond a temporal framework when studying children’s learning about food in Home Economics. Observations from three Swedish Home Economics classrooms are explored with a spatial perspective concerning material, network and power aspects. A spatial perspective makes the challenges of Home Economics visible which can aid in further development of professional methods for teaching about food.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 21, no 3, 449-469 p.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194716DOI: 10.1080/14681366.2013.809374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194716DiVA: diva2:606282