Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning Through Life

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Overview

This new key 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 argue 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415216890
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Deer is a freelance writer/editor/lecturer/consultant.
Mary Wolfe is full time tutor at YMCA George Williams College, London

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. I Exploring education 1
Introduction 2
1 On being an educator 4
2 What is informal education? 17
3 First lessons: historical perspectives on informal education 34
Pt. II Working with 51
Introduction 52
4 Working with people as an informal educator 54
5 Professional values in informal education work 62
6 Developing professional practice 74
7 Learning from experience 86
8 Relationships and learning 93
9 Working with networks and organisations in the community 106
Pt. III Elements of practice 121
Introduction 122
10 Conversation 124
11 Place, space and informal education 138
12 Programme planning 148
13 Activites 158
14 One-to-one casework 174
15 Doing projects: working with formal groups 186
Pt. IV Developing professional practice 209
Introduction 210
16 Managing work 212
17 'We become experts': working with basic education students as researchers 222
18 Using line management 236
19 Using supervision for professional development 249
20 Evaluation in informal education 269
Index 286
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