Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning Through Life

Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning Through Life

by Linda Deer Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415216893

ISBN-13: 9780415216890

Pub. Date: 10/12/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This new and exciting text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work and adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of 'working with' which is central to practice, in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant

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This new and exciting text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work and adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of 'working with' which is central to practice, in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant to a number of professional fields and which focuses on a way of working rather than upon a specific target group.
The book looks at the role of an educator in informal education and youth work settings. Comprehensive and analytical, it looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education. The authors discuss the practical side of teaching from the setting, programme planning and communication to activity-based work, one-to-one case work, formal group work and managing the work load. Finally the book analyses developing professional practice, the use of line management and supervision, and evaluation of work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216890
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IExploring education1
Introduction2
1On being an educator4
2What is informal education?17
3First lessons: historical perspectives on informal education34
Pt. IIWorking with51
Introduction52
4Working with people as an informal educator54
5Professional values in informal education work62
6Developing professional practice74
7Learning from experience86
8Relationships and learning93
9Working with networks and organisations in the community106
Pt. IIIElements of practice121
Introduction122
10Conversation124
11Place, space and informal education138
12Programme planning148
13Activites158
14One-to-one casework174
15Doing projects: working with formal groups186
Pt. IVDeveloping professional practice209
Introduction210
16Managing work212
17'We become experts': working with basic education students as researchers222
18Using line management236
19Using supervision for professional development249
20Evaluation in informal education269
Index286

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