314 Pages
    by Routledge

    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    Until relatively recently, adult learning in the UK was largely recognised as being situated mainly within the LEA adult education centre, university extra-mural departments and the WEA. However, this picture has changed. The major change has been a shift from 'education' to 'learning' as the key organising concept. A greater range of settings are now recognised as sites producing learning, and alongside this has grown a debate about the purpose and form of study within adult learning. This has led people to question both the concept of adult learning and the boundaries of its provision.
    This book reviews and assesses the changes which are taking place. It explores the disputes surrounding adult learning, discussing how boundaries have blurred thereby creating new opportunities such as APL and credit transfer, and including a significantly wider range of activities within the definition of learning. It also assesses the extent to which, despite the changes in boundaries, inequalities in learning opportunities still persist.

    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


    Richard Edwards, Ann Hanson, Peter Raggatt

    'Boundaries of Adult Learning is an excellent course book and ... offers a useful introduction to and overview of adult learning for students and others wishing to familiarise themselves with theories of adult learning, current issues and practice in the field.' - British Educational Research Journal