Lifelong Learning in Action: Transforming Education in the 21st Century

Lifelong Learning in Action: Transforming Education in the 21st Century

by Norman Longworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0749440139

ISBN-13: 9780749440138

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the concept of lifelong learning came to prominence much excellent work has been undertaken but, as Professor Longworth's new book shows, major change in some areas is still needed if the concept of learning from cradle to grave is to become a true reality. Using his unique vantage point from consulting with schools, universities, local, governmental and

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Since the concept of lifelong learning came to prominence much excellent work has been undertaken but, as Professor Longworth's new book shows, major change in some areas is still needed if the concept of learning from cradle to grave is to become a true reality. Using his unique vantage point from consulting with schools, universities, local, governmental and global authorities, Professor Longworth brings the development of lifelong learning bang up-to-date with a complete survey of the principles of lifelong learning including examples from around the world and crucial information on the impact of lifelong learning on 21st century schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749440138
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface: a time for action
Pt. 1Key concepts of lifelong learning for the 21st century: A brief history of lifelong learning and its major features
Ch. 1Learning is for people - an introduction3
Ch. 2Decisions, decisions, decisions! Educational decision making15
Ch. 3Whose learning is it anyway? Ownership and motivation23
Ch. 4Learning to learn, learning to live - lifelong learning tools and techniques32
Ch. 5Everyone's right, everyone's responsibility - the community as a resource for learning43
Ch. 6Improving access - learning wherever, whenever and however people want it51
Ch. 7Supporting people, supporting learning throughout life60
Ch. 8Assessment in a lifelong learning world - taking failure out of the system70
Ch. 9Skills, values, attitudes and knowledge in the curriculum78
Ch. 10Active citizenship - celebrating the learning condition86
Ch. 11Creating learning environments - partnerships and processes95
Ch. 12Activating and revitalizing learning - involving the learner104
Ch. 13From the age of education and training to a lifelong learning future - a summary113
Pt. 2The impact of lifelong learning on schools in the 21st century
Ch. 14Where do the schools fit into lifelong learning? An introduction121
Ch. 15Where's the connection? School strategies and business plans125
Ch. 16Keeping everybody up to date - continuous improvement in schools130
Ch. 17New resources for old everywhere - using the community135
Ch. 18Success for all - the skills-based curriculum139
Ch. 19Creating an environment for learning - guidance, support and counselling146
Ch. 20Bringing the school to the world and the world to the school - the social curriculum152
Ch. 21Making it work for learning - teachers, technology and tools158
Ch. 22Putting it all together - a summary170
App. 1City-rings and the Pallace project - creating active links between cities and regions globally176
App. 2The World Initiative on Lifelong Learning (WILL)180
References184
Index191

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