Learning Across The Lifespan / Edition 1

Learning Across The Lifespan / Edition 1

by A. C. Tuijnman, Max Van Der Kamp
     
 

There is a widespread consensus that adult education and continuing vocational training are central elements in a strategy aimed at achieving economic growth. However, the stakes are not only economic. Adult education has also become a structural determinant of employment opportunities, earnings and quality of life. Adults who lack the motivation, opportunity or… See more details below

Overview

There is a widespread consensus that adult education and continuing vocational training are central elements in a strategy aimed at achieving economic growth. However, the stakes are not only economic. Adult education has also become a structural determinant of employment opportunities, earnings and quality of life. Adults who lack the motivation, opportunity or information needed to participate in a lifelong learning society will become increasingly disadvantaged. Educational systems must prepare people for a life of active learning.

This volume argues that the principles of lifelong learning must be at the heart of a new approach to skills development. Lifelong learning is advocated not as a theoretical and utopian idea, but as the inevitable reality in affluent, technologically advanced, politically and culturally pluralistic societies.

Each chapter addresses one of several questions important for the future of lifelong education. In particular they concern theory and research on the five themes: lifespan development and education; intelligence; transfer and capacity to learn; informal learning in the work place; learning to learn; and the implications for policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080419268
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Editors' Preface
Pt. ILifespan Development and Education
1Learning for life: New ideas, new significance3
2Age, gender, and learning in the lifespan17
3Lifespan learning: Developmental tasks and their management33
4Ageing and learning: An agenda for the future53
Pt. 2Capacity to Learn in the Lifespan
5Fluid abilities and epistemic thinking: Some prescriptions for adult education73
6Fostering the acquisition and transfer of intellectual skills91
7Practical intelligence109
Pt. 3Skills Formation in the Work Place
8Informal learning on the job125
9Skills needed in the work place137
Pt. 4Learning to Learn in the Lifespan
10Theories and principles of learning to learn159
11Implementing the learning to learn concept173
Pt. 5Implications for Policy and Practice
12Effective adult learning191
13Paradigm shifts in adult education205
14Public intervention in adult education223
15Learning for life: Policy conclusions239
Notes on the Contributors248
Index253

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