3. The Craft of Skilful Learning: Kazakh Women's Everyday Craft Practices in Western Mongolia

  1. Trevor H. J. Marchand
  1. Anna Odland Portisch Ph.D.

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391473.ch3

Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment

Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment

How to Cite

Odland Portisch, A. (2011) The Craft of Skilful Learning: Kazakh Women's Everyday Craft Practices in Western Mongolia, in Making Knowledge: Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation Between Mind, Body and Environment (ed T. H. J. Marchand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391473.ch3

Editor Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338928

Online ISBN: 9781444391473

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Keywords:

  • craft of skilful learning, and Kazakh women's craft practices - in western Mongolia;
  • Kazakh women's craft practices, the dumpling shop - Kazakh Bulbul's childhood experience;
  • Peter Dormer, and the craftspeople - enriching experience of their world;
  • Kazakh women in Bayan-Ölgii, and domestic textiles - ‘creative dialogue’ with environment;
  • conscious reflection, associated - design aspect of making an artefact;
  • practice theory, learning processes - master patterns (topoi), habitus through bodily hexis;
  • Kazakh women's daily craft practices - being reflective, focused in nature;
  • domestic setting - domestic animals for livelihood, and family networks;
  • learning through practice - one's own actions in relation to others' work;
  • Dormer's notion, that craftspeople live their craft - not just within a ‘workshop setting’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methods, data and theory

  • The domestic setting for everyday learning

  • Learning and assessment

  • Making skill-based assessments with one's fingertips

  • Incremental complexity

  • Reflective practice

  • Conclusion

  • References