Areas of Learning Basic to Lifelong Education

Areas of Learning Basic to Lifelong Education

Author: P. Lengrand

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483294407

Category: Education

Page: 268

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The study of lifelong education brings to light aspects of education which go beyond the purely intellectual sphere into all dimensions of being.These dimensions assume great importance for individuals seeking to develop capacities which will enable them to cope successfully with the challenges they will confront throughout life and to participate constructively in the larger processes of development. The subjects covered include communication, corporal man, time, space, art, man as citizen, the ethical domain, technology and the scientific spirit, and from these papers emerges the unifying theme of the interrelationship between morality and technology. This relationship poses the vital question of how individuals should decide which of the new technologies that proliferate in contemporary society is likely to be beneficial to humankind and which destructive. The book is the result of a collective project undertaken by the Unesco Institute of Education (UIE). The approach adopted is new in two respects: first, each theme is treated in terms of learning, and second, each is related to the others in a global and transdisciplinary view of personal development. It is written by experts from various countries who are known internationally for their outstanding contributions to research into the problems of learning as a basis for lifelong education, and will be important reading for all those involved in the study and practice of lifelong education.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Author: Peter Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134377909

Category: Education

Page: 393

View: 800

This is the third edition of Peter Jarvis' classic textbook, Adult and Continuing Education, which established itself as the most widely used and respected book about education for adults today. In this new edition, the author has made extensive revisions and included substantial additional material to take account of the many changes that have occurred in the field of adult education. Additional and updated material in this much-anticipated new edition includes: a discussion on both globalisation and Europeanisation, indicating the pressures that have been exerted on the educational system to change a greater emphasis on lifelong education, lifelong learning and society an extended discussion on the theorists of distance education and introductory material on e-learning and on-line learning an updated look at changes in UK policy and European policy documents new material on the relationship between research, learning and the changing approaches to knowledge, with more emphasis placed on action learning and research.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Author: John Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135699390

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 789

'Lifelong Learning' is a hot issue for educators across the world, as societies everywhere are concerned with developing a literate, skilled and flexible workforce and to widen participation in education at all levels and for all age-groups. This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university. Topics covered include: * Community education * Popular education * Higher education * The corporate university * The school curriculum * Vocational studies. With contributors from China, Africa, USA, Canada, UK and other European countries, Lifelong Learning offers a comprehensive and challenging account of issues arising from varying lifelong learning decisions, and exposes the impact these decisions have on such a large majority of the population.

Areas of Learning Basic to Lifelong Education

Areas of Learning Basic to Lifelong Education

Author: Paul Lengrand

Publisher: Pergamon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012201797

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 819

The study of lifelong education brings to light aspects of education which go beyond the purely intellectual sphere into all dimensions of being. These dimensions assume great importance for individuals seeking to develop capacities which will enable them to cope successfully with the challenges they will confront throughout life and to participate constructively in the larger processes of development. The subjects covered include communication, corporal man, time, space, art, man as citizen, the ethical domain, technology and the scientific spirit, and from these papers emerges the unifying theme of the interrelationship between morality and technology. This relationship poses the vital question of how individuals should decide which of the new technologies that proliferate in contemporary society is likely to be beneficial to humankind and which destructive. The book is the result of a collective project undertaken by the Unesco Institute of Education (UIE). The approach adopted is new in two respects: first, each theme is treated in terms of learning, and second, each is related to the others in a global and transdisciplinary view of personal development. It is written by experts from various countries who are known internationally for their outstanding contributions to research into the problems of learning as a basis for lifelong education, and will be important reading for all those involved in the study and practice of lifelong education.

School Textbooks and Lifelong Education

School Textbooks and Lifelong Education

Author: Charles Hummel

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN: UOM:39015015327045

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 960

This book analyzes the contribution made by school textbooks to the fostering of lifelong learning skills. Two complementary approaches were adopted for the research on which it is based. The first, a deductive approach, is reflected in part 1 of the book. Starting from the conceptual framework of lifelong education as it has been developed by the Unesco Institute for Education (UIE), a list of objectives establishes the function of schooling within the perspective of lifelong education. The list of objectives is as follows: (1) stimulation of student interest (motivation); (2) creativity and self-direction; (3) transfer (i.e., linking educational experiences with life); (4) linkage among disciplines; and (5) flexibility. This list suggests tasks that can be related to characteristics of textbooks in the context of lifelong education; the characteristics are these: format, presentation, language, methodology, and achievement (e.g., self-assessment and self-awareness). The second approach, an inductive approach, is used in part 2 of this study. Three main steps are identifiable within this approach: the selection of textbooks thought to embrace principles of lifelong education; the testing and refining of the matrix used for analyzing the textbooks; and the analysis of textbooks selected by three national teams in Singapore, the United States, and Wales. The findings reported in the study show that much has been accomplished with regard to textbook design in order to promote the objectives of lifelong education; nevertheless, the achievement of certain objectives (i.e., linkage among disciplines and flexibility) is less in evidence. Much remains to be done if textbooks are to support all of the objectives of lifelong education. Details of the U.S. study and lists of the textbooks analyzed are included in the appendix. (68 references) (KC)

Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning

Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning

Author: Shibao Guo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135760045

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 189

Economic globalization, modern transportation, and advanced communication technologies have greatly enhanced the mobility of people across national boundaries. The resulting demographic, social, and cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new challenges for lifelong learning. Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning examines the changing nature of lifelong learning in the current age of transnational migration. The book brings together international scholars from a range of countries in a dialogue about the relationship between work, learning, mobility, knowledge, and citizenship in the context of globalization and migration. It covers a wide range of topics, including: global perspectives and analyses of migration; the impact of migration on lifelong learning; processes of exclusion and inclusion in lifelong learning; the tension between mobility, knowledge, and recognition; and transnationalism, learning communities, and citizenship. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Cautionary Tales in the Ethics of Lifelong Learning Policy and Management

Cautionary Tales in the Ethics of Lifelong Learning Policy and Management

Author: Richard G. Bagnall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402022159

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 570

This work is concerned with appraising the contemporary ethical impact of lifelong learning ideology and advocacy on education, through focusing on trends in educational policy and management that flow from the ideology. It has its origins in the author's concern that many of those trends are being defmed and promoted, or opposed, without an adequate understanding of their ethical dimensions. The 21 trends examined in this work are seen as defming important dimensions of the quite radical changes in educational policy and management that are flowing from the practical realisation of lifelong learning ideology and advocacy. In here evaluating those trends from an ethical perspective, the thesis is developed that they lead inevitably to distinctive ethical dilemmas or tensions in the lived experience of educational participants. The dilemmas, though, are not seen as realities that can intelligently be either avoided or resolved. They are, rather, inescapable features of the trends, although they and the experience of them may be managed intelligently to a greater or lesser extent. This analysis is premised on the belief that an understanding of the dilemmas may be of practical value in assisting educators, and policy makers and managers, to live and work more intelligently with them and to better manage the educational changes that are defmed by the trends. It may thereby contribute to moderating the excesses, sillinesses, and inanities so often evident in the directing and managing of refonns associated with the trends and to reduce the anguish and pain associated with them.

Lifelong learning in Europe

Lifelong learning in Europe

Author: Riddell, Sheila

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447300144

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 385

The ongoing economic crisis raises fundamental questions about the political and social goals of the European Union, particularly the feasibility of harmonising social and education policy across member states. The forward momentum of the European project is clearly faltering, raising the possibility that the high water mark of European integration has been achieved, with implications for many aspects of education and social policy, including lifelong learning. This timely book makes a major and original contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion. It draws on comparative data from the EU Sixth Framework Project Lifelong Learning Policy and Practice in Europe (LLL2010), which ran from 2005 - 2011 and involved twelve European countries and Russia. Very little research has been conducted to date on the nature of lifelong learning in post-Soviet countries, and this book provides important insights into their evolving education and lifelong learning systems. The book will be of interest to researchers and academics in the UK and Europe, especially those from social policy, adult and comparative education, equality studies and practice of lifelong learning.

Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning

Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning

Author: John Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134005574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 904

In today’s society, people and organisations increasingly undergo processes of transition. Experiences of change affect all areas of life: our jobs, relationships, status, communities, engagement in civil society, lifestyles, even understandings of our own identity. Each person must expect and make ready for transitions, engaging in learning as a fundamental strategy for handling change. This is where lifelong learning steps in. From career guidance to third age programmes, from ‘learning to learn’ in kindergarten to MBA, from Mozart for babies to gender re-assignment counselling, people face a crowded world of learning activities designed to help them through transitions. Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning presents new research from Britain, Australia and North America. The authors include leading scholars with established international reputations - such as Kathryn Ecclestone, Sue Webb, Gert Biesta, W. Norton Grubb, Nicky Solomon and David Boud - as well as emerging researchers with fresh and sometimes challenging perspectives. While emphasising the complexity and variety of people’s experiences of learning transitions, as well as acknowledging the ways in which they are embedded in the specific contexts of everyday life, the authors share a common interest in understanding the lived experiences of change from the learner’s perspective. This volume therefore provides an opportunity to take stock of recent research into transitions, seen in the context of lifelong learning, and outlines important messages for future policy and practice. It will also appeal to researchers worldwide in education and industrial sociology, as well as students on courses in post-compulsory education.