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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749440138
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Norman Longworth is the world expert on lifelong learning. He is Vice President of the World Initiative on Lifelong Learning and Visiting Professor of Lifelong Learning at a number of academic institutions including Napier University, the University of Stirling, Toulouse Business School and Sheffield Hallam University. He has written widely on the topic including Lifelong Learning and Making Lifelong Learning Work (RoutledgeFalmer).

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Table of Contents

Preface: a time for action
Pt. 1 Key concepts of lifelong learning for the 21st century: A brief history of lifelong learning and its major features
Ch. 1 Learning is for people - an introduction 3
Ch. 2 Decisions, decisions, decisions! Educational decision making 15
Ch. 3 Whose learning is it anyway? Ownership and motivation 23
Ch. 4 Learning to learn, learning to live - lifelong learning tools and techniques 32
Ch. 5 Everyone's right, everyone's responsibility - the community as a resource for learning 43
Ch. 6 Improving access - learning wherever, whenever and however people want it 51
Ch. 7 Supporting people, supporting learning throughout life 60
Ch. 8 Assessment in a lifelong learning world - taking failure out of the system 70
Ch. 9 Skills, values, attitudes and knowledge in the curriculum 78
Ch. 10 Active citizenship - celebrating the learning condition 86
Ch. 11 Creating learning environments - partnerships and processes 95
Ch. 12 Activating and revitalizing learning - involving the learner 104
Ch. 13 From the age of education and training to a lifelong learning future - a summary 113
Pt. 2 The impact of lifelong learning on schools in the 21st century
Ch. 14 Where do the schools fit into lifelong learning? An introduction 121
Ch. 15 Where's the connection? School strategies and business plans 125
Ch. 16 Keeping everybody up to date - continuous improvement in schools 130
Ch. 17 New resources for old everywhere - using the community 135
Ch. 18 Success for all - the skills-based curriculum 139
Ch. 19 Creating an environment for learning - guidance, support and counselling 146
Ch. 20 Bringing the school to the world and the world to the school - the social curriculum 152
Ch. 21 Making it work for learning - teachers, technology and tools 158
Ch. 22 Putting it all together - a summary 170
App. 1 City-rings and the Pallace project - creating active links between cities and regions globally 176
App. 2 The World Initiative on Lifelong Learning (WILL) 180
References 184
Index 191
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