Hélène Bézille is a Professor of Education Sciences at the University of Paris-Est-Créteil. She is a member of the LIRTES Laboratory (Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on Transformations in Educational and Social Practices).
Bézille develops and monitors doctoral research on experiential learning, self-training, autodidacticism, so-called ‘informal’ learning, and everyday learning processes.
Her current research and interventions explore the role of these forms of learning in the creation and innovation processes.
Based, amongst other things, on biographies of both individual and collective learning processes, Bézille’s works are regarded as a contribution to the renewal of approaches to the ‘relationship to knowledge’ and, more broadly, to the renewal of notions of learning. She has notably published L’Autodidacte, entre pratiques et représentations sociales (2003, Paris: L’Harmattan) and Qu’apprendre de la formation des artistes de cirque? (2019, Paris: L’Harmattan) with Tony Froissart and Florence Legendre.
The self-taught enigma, from the making of the work to its recognition: what can we learn from accounts of learning?
A lecture presented by Hélène Bézille
By evoking a series of discoveries made during her research on ‘informal’ or ‘unformatted’ learning, Hélène Bézille explores the socio-historical construction of the figure of the autodidact. She observes in particular how…