Boundaries of Adult Learning

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November 1995



In British adult education, there has been a shift from education' to learning' as the key organizing concept. A greater range of settings are now recognized as sites producing learning, and alongside this has grown a debate about the purpose and form of study within adult learning. This book reviews and assesses the changes which are taking place. It explores the disputes surrounding adult learning, discussing how boundaries have blurred and new opportunities such as APL and credit transfer have been created, and examines the significantly wider range of activities included within the definition of learning. It also assesses the extent to which, despite the the changes, inequalities in learning opportunities exist.


Introduction 1. From Technical Rationality to Reflection in Action D. Schon 2. Promoting Reflection in Learning: a model D. Boud, R. Keogh and D. Walker 3. On Contemporary Practice and Research: self-directed learning to critical theory M. Collins 4. Breaking the Code: engaging practitioners in critcal analysis of adult educational literature S. Brookfield 5. Andragogy: an emerging technology for adult learning M. Knowles 6. The Search for a Separate Theory of Adult Learning: does anyone really need andragogy? A. Hanson 7. Freire and a Feminist Pedagogy of Difference . Weiler 8. The British Adult Education Tradition B. Bell 9. Concepts, Organisation and Current Trends of Lifelong Education in Sweden K. Abrahamsson 10. Adult Education, the second chance: fact and fiction R. Rinne and O. Kivinen 11. Learning and Lieisure N. Sargant 12. Part-time: Whose Time? Women's Lives and Adult Learning M. Morrison 13. Outcomes, Autonomy and Adult Learners S. McNair 14. Competence and the Professions A. Gonzi and P. Hager 15. Core Skills and the Learning Society R. Harrison 16. Flexibility and Mobility in Furhter and Higher Education: policy continuity and progress and choosing to change D. Robertson
EAN: 9780415136143
ISBN: 0415136148
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1995
Seitenanzahl: 303 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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