In an age of intense economic competition and continual change, the ability to learn is a key factor in survival and prosperity. This book examines the changing interaction of the world economy, Britain’s prospects for prosperity, the connections between different kinds of work and the learning that support them. Focusing on specific areas where changed attitudes and ways of working are long overdue, the authors show the need for a better balance between formal provision in schools, colleges and within employment, and less tangible informal learning at home and in the workplace. These, in turn, open up issues of the curriculum (especially in the formative later years in schools and colleges), guidance for education and work and the qualifications structure.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1 Introduction David Bradshaw 2 Learning Does Pay Christopher Ball 3 Education and Training: An Historical Perspective Jon Ainger and Roy Harrison 4 Lifelong Learning: A Brave and Proper Vision Naomi Sargant 5 Human Learning Potential Ken Richardson 6 Learning Theory: Harnessing the Strength of a Neglected Resource David Bradshaw 7 Curriculum and Curriculum Process for a Changing World and an Uncertain Future Anne Jones 8 A Learning in Organizations Model Alan Jones 9 Towards the Virtual Library: Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Learning Resources in Higher Education Alasdair Paterson 10 Structures and Funding Tony Cann 11 Learning: A Qualified Success? John Hiller 12 Towards a Strategy for Lifelong Guidance to Support Lifelong Learning and Work A G Watts and Stephen McNair 13 A Strategy to Achieve Lifelong Learning Tony Webb.