Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning Through Life

Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning Through Life

by Linda Deer Richardson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415216907

ISBN-13: 9780415216906

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216906
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Contributors' notes Introduction Mary Wolfe and Linda Deer Richardson Section One: Exploring Education Section Introduction Linda Deer Richardson 1. On being an educator Michele Erina Doyle 2. What is informal education? John Mahoney 3. First lessons: historical perspectives on informal education Tony Jeffs Section Two: Working with Section Introduction Linda Deer Richardson 4. Working with people as an informal educator Mary Crosby 5. Professional values in informal education work Sarah Banks 6. Confidentiality and professional practice Mary Tyler 7. Learning from experience Huw Blacker 8. Relationships and learning Graeme Tiffany 9. Working with networks and organisations in the community Alison Gilchrist Section Three: Elements of Practice Section Introduction Linda Deer Richardson 10. Conversation Mary Wolfe 11. Place, space and informal education Mark Smith 12. Programme planning Pauline Riley 13. Activities Jean Spence 14. One-to-one case work Alan Smith 15. Doing projects: working with formal groups Malcolm Payne Section Four: Developing professional practice Section Introduction Linda Deer Richardson 16. Managing work Professor Ted Milburn 17. 'We become experts': working with basic education students as researchers Alison Tomlin 18. Using line management for professional development Annmarie Turnbull 19. Using supervision for professional development Janet Woods 20. Evaluation of the work Alan France

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