In Lifelong Learning: A View from the Coal Face, the author revisits research undertaken in 1999-2000 which examined how the then current government initiatives could contribute to the development of human potential and more importantly, the whole person; the centre of Rosalie Marsh's personal ethos. This extensive research was undertaken when there was a new focus on Work-Based Learning; an area in which the author was involved as she worked with a wide spectrum of adult learners across the UK. This new direction in learning was in an effort to raise standards,improve skills and meeting national targets in education and training to increase the prosperity of the nation. The author examines various issues and new initiatives of the day and reflects on where we are now. This is the first in the new Lifelong Learning:Personal Effectiveness series by Rosalie Marsh which draws from her extensive skills & experience in sales management in industry and work-based learning in further education;they seek to enable readers to become more effective and confident as they develop themselves throughout their lives and careers towards a successful future.
About the Author
Marsh says: "In the midst of pots and pans I often dreamed of writing as many story lines popped up in my head. My wide range of activities provided me with a rich seam of material."
As 'born-again' bikers on a Honda Gold Wing motorbike, Marsh and her husband found their lost youth travelling on their own -Just Us Two - in Europe, During their first Gold Wing experience, finding that the words flowed when recording their first profoundly emotional experiences in Ireland, Rosalie realised that there were the beginnings of a story. As the years passed, they extended their horizons, travelling over 50,000 miles on their own. Rosalie wrote about their amazing experience as feature articles, eventually concluding that together they formed an inspiring story of adventure and realisation of dreams.
Later, this award-winning story developed into the 'Just Us Two' series of biographical travel adventures.
Retiring to concentrate on her writing, Marsh drew on her skills and experiences in travel and adult education. From this, the series of Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides developed - each a big workshop in a small package.
Rosalie brings her twin passions of travel and achieving potential into her writing, which readers find 'exhilarating and inspirational'; 'a relaxing adventure not to be missed'; 'she is a gifted author who can bring her travel books alive,' that she is 'a detailed and passionate professional' whose 'knowledge of work based learning and adult education is outstanding', to name a few comments.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction
Research Paper. Lifelong Learning
Chapter two. The Design of the Investigation
Chapter Three. Analysis of Issues
Chapter Four. Conclusion
Reflections. Post Research