Knowledge, Power and Learning

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New technologies are altering the relationship between knowledge, power and learning. The explosion of information resulting from the proliferation of Internet use has led to new questions about the nature of knowledge and how it is legitimated. At the same time, the new emphasis on learning as a lifelong process is changing relationships between teachers and learners and focusing on the multiplicity of sites in which learning can take place. This book considers the influence of the 'information age' on the ...
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Overview

New technologies are altering the relationship between knowledge, power and learning. The explosion of information resulting from the proliferation of Internet use has led to new questions about the nature of knowledge and how it is legitimated. At the same time, the new emphasis on learning as a lifelong process is changing relationships between teachers and learners and focusing on the multiplicity of sites in which learning can take place. This book considers the influence of the 'information age' on the changing relationship between power and knowledge and how this affects learning in a wide range of situations, from the school to the learning organization and from the musical conservatoire to the high-tech workplace.
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'Knowledge, Power and Learning will be of interest to many adult educators who are interested in the "lifelong learning" age and makes, too a contribution to the relatively scarce literature concerned with the school curriculum in this "lifelong learning" perspective' - Studies in the Education of Adults
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'Knowledge, Power and Learning will be of interest to many adult educators who are interested in the "lifelong learning" age and makes, too a contribution to the relatively scarce literature concerned with the school curriculum in this "lifelong learning" perspective' - Studies in the Education of Adults
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Introduction - Carrie Paechter Knowledge, Power and Learning Power, Gender and Curriculum - Carrie Paechter Blurring the Binaries - Doreen Massey High-Tech in Cambridge Meeting Individual Learner Needs - Richard Edwards Power, Subject, Subjection Telling a Story about Research and Research as Story-Telling - Robin Usher Postmodern Approaches to Social Research Apprenticeship as a Conceptual Basis for a Social Theory of Learning - David Guile and Michael Young Questioning the Concept of the Learning Organization - Tara Fenwick What Is Skill and How Is It Acquired? - John Sloboda Theories of Professional Expertise - Michael Eraut Teaching Self-Teaching - Pip Eastop Computers and the Teacher's Role - Peter Scrimshaw The Information Super-Highway and Postmodernity - Jane Kenway The Social Promise and the Social Price Schooling and the Ownership of Knowledge - Carrie Paechter

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