I am currently at this seminar held by the University of Oslo on this theme with colleagues from the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, China, India, South Korea and Australia.
We have brought together a diverse international collection of scholars from Europe,in order to compare research into out-of-school learning with the aim of reflecting on global concerns with the pedagocization of everyday life. We will bring together accounts of learning outside of school which differ theoretically not only in how they conceptualise learning, but how each account relates to a normative presumption about the institutional nature of education within a range of societies. The seminar is structured to ensure full and proper debate of the meaning of the home/out-of-school sector within each country in order to produce comparative and contrasting analyses.
There will be more to follow on this theme as it develops.