An International Dictionary of Adult and Continuing Education

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134975066
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Containing over 5000 essential references to people, organisations, words and concepts in the field of adult education, this thorough and comprehensive volume represents the standard reference for anyone seeking information on the education of adults.

A Dictionary of Education

Author: Susan Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199679398
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Up-to-date coverage of all aspects of education"--Cover.

Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134254849
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As interest grows in theories of lifelong learning not only across society but also as an area of serious academic study, the need has arisen for a thorough and critical study of the phenomenon. This distillation of the work of renowned writer Peter Jarvis addresses this need, looking at the processes involved in human learning from birth to old age and moving the field on from previous unsystematic and mainly psychological studies. Instead, Jarvis argues that learning is existential, and so its study must be complex and interdisciplinary. The result is a giant step towards building a complete and integrated theory of how humans learn, taking account of existing theories to see if they can be reconciled with a more complex model. Applying his expert analytical approach to this wide-ranging topic, Jarvis looks in detail at: learning in the social context the transformation of experience the outcomes of learning learning and action cognitive theories emotions and learning experiential learning.

Globalization Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134254776
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book critically assesses the learning that is required and provided within a learning society and gives a detailed sociological analysis of the emerging role of lifelong learning with examples from around the globe. Divided into three clear parts the book: looks at the development of the knowledge economy provides a critique of lifelong learning and the learning society focuses on the changing nature of research in the learning society. The author, well-known and highly respected in this field, examines how lifelong learning and the learning society have become social phenomena across the globe. He argues that the driving forces of globalisation are radically changing lifelong learning and shows that adult education/learning only gained mainstream status because of these global changes and as learning became more work orientated.

Paradoxes of Learning

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136628630
Format: PDF
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As more is discovered about the powerful impact of lifelong learning on adults, educators are changing their views about how, when and where we learn. Learning is no longer defined only in the context of formal educational settings but in social context as well – including families, the workplace, and religious and political groups. This book explores how learning is our lifetime quest to understand personal identity, purpose and meaning while conforming and adapting to the perceived and real confines of our paradoxical society. The author examines the complex social experience of learning, revealing how culture, gender, race and other societal factors shape an individual’s identity and ability to function in relationships – the basis of all learning. He also discusses the difficult paradox of cultivating creative thinking and reflective action in a society that values the acquisition of degrees, certificates and titles over actual learning and growth.

The Theory Practice of Learning

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749439316
Format: PDF
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'The Theory and Practice of Learning' explores the basic theories of learning, how they have developed, and how they can be put into practice.