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Everyday Expertise

Everyday expertise is an educational perspective that considers the cultural, social, and individual experiences that people have in their daily lives as assets for future learning. Assets for future learning can include resources gained from prior experiences such as cultural practices, knowledge, and belief systems. As such, the everyday expertise perspective asks for an educator or a researcher to identify people’s learning assets in ways that will allow for educational interventions to leverage people’s prior experiences as new learning opportunities arise. People adopting the everyday expertise perspective consider learning broadly—as a multidimensional process that relies on emotion, values, worldviews, knowledge, beliefs, identities, and use of (instrumental and conceptual) cultural tools. This entry looks at the development of the everyday expertise perspective and the use ...

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