Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

Learning Outside the Academy: International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

by Richard Edwards
     
 

This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how these strands of research can contribute to each other.

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This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how these strands of research can contribute to each other.

The contributions to this book are based on material presented at a conference at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, UK, and they focus on research into key issues of policy and practice in lifelong learning. Establishing a wider framework for debate about the meaning and significance of lifelong learning, this timely and thought-provoking book provides practitioners in the field with a relevant and current discussion on some very important ideas about non-formal education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415365857
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : tangled up in learning1
1Informal learning : the challenge for research11
2Theorizing pedagogy within social action contexts : a case study of a South African trade union24
3Inside out of experiential learning : fluid bodies, co-emergent minds42
4European policies on 'non-formal' learning : a genealogical review56
5Combining work and learning : the disturbing challenge of practice77
6Pedagogic learning in the pedagogic workplace90
7Recognition of tacit skills and knowledge in work re-entry : modelling of learning processes and outcomes103
8Learning in non-formal settings and the development of 'really useful' knowledge120
9Knowledge and learning in social movements : issues and opportunities for adult community education133
10Learning in action : lessons from poor women in the South151
11Re-reading the texts of RPL : what recontextualizing principles are coded into the selection of curriculum resources?169
12Learning in the new work order183
13Lifelong learning reaching regions : where other learning doesn't reach202
14Researching learning outside the academy : emerging themes224

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