• Julie Sophie Mortensen
4. term, Learning and Innovative Change, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis is developed as a finishing thesis in the Masters of Arts (MA) in Learning and Innovative Change. The thesis overall purpose is to study how training affects the agents, and how this comes to expression, through a practical analysis.
The thesis attaches a scientific theory within the social constructivism, where it is distinguished between the epistemological and the ontological variant. The difference between these two is that the epistemological variant claims, that the scientific knowledge about reality is socially constructed, whereas the ontological variant claims, that the reality is dependent on a consensus, and therefore exists as a result of our linguistic awareness. Pierre Bourdieu, who is the thesis source of inspiration, attaches himself to a variant within the social constructivism, he himself names as a constructivist structuralism, which is why the project seeks to capture elements from both the epistemological and the ontological variant.

Pierre Bourdieu argues that scientific theory, both method and theory is undeniable linked, which is why the collection of empirical data also is inspired thereof. The thesis empirical foundation is based upon two qualified telephone-interviews, which had duration of respectively 80 and 67 minutes.
Bourdieus theoretical apparatus on fields, habitus and capital inspires the thesis theoretical foundation. In addition to this, the thesis is assigned an extra element in the form of Kristian Larsens further development of the cultural capital. His theoretical term is called health capital.

The practice analysis is divided into a section of subfields, which combined represents the overall field, which in this thesis is called the sportsfield The subfields is based on the teams found in the empirical material, and is created with the intent to analyze the individual parts, and understand the micro processes that's going on in the agents lives, and in the end to determine how the training is affecting the agents in the overall field.

Based on the aforementioned empirical basis, as well as the thesis theoretical concepts, the conclusion on this thesis shows by, a general understanding of the trainings affects on the agents.
Through training and activities related thereto, the agents achieve different forms of capital, which helps position them, and give them access to advantages within this field.

In contrast to this, the agents experience a limitation in the development of this field, by not achieving the right amount of capital form, which is viewed as valuable in this field.
This relates to the work field, marriages and education. Common to these is their either material or economic profit achieved through the positioning. This thesis does not adhere to a normative position, so it cannot be realized to other audiences.
Publication date3 Jun 2019
Number of pages80
ID: 304998485