Learning is among the most basic of human activities. The study of, and research into, learning forms a central part of educational studies. The well-respected and established authors, Jarvis and Parker, not only focus on the psychological processes of human learning, but they also examine the importance of the relationship between the body and the mind. For the first time, this book considers how our neurological, biological, emotional and spiritual faculties all impact on human learning.
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Drawing on material from the worlds of science and social science, and with contributions from international authors, this book will be of interest to academics in a wide range of disciplines.
'Learning is a common yet complex activity. Peter Jarvis and Stella Parker provide a rich, accessible, diverse, and stimulating set of readings that underscore how learning is an essential part of being human.' - Tom Nesbit, Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
'This book necessitates being on the reading list of any introductory course on human learning.' - Pedagogies: An International Journal
1. Towards a Philosophy of Human Learning: An Existentialist Perspective 2. The Biology of Learning 3. The Brain and Learning 4. Multiple Intelligences Theory and Adult Literacy 5. The Role of Individual Differences in Approaches to Learning 6. A Comprehensive Understanding of Human Learning 7. Cognition 8. Human Learning: The Inter-Relationship of the Individual and Social Structures 9. Morality and Human Learning 10. Emotional Intelligence and Experiential Learning 11. The Spiritual and Human Learning 12. Women, Fabric Crafts and Fashion: Learning at the Boundaries 13. Life Cycle Development and Human Learning 14. Learning Trajectories: Reconsidering the Barriers to Participation 15. Human Learning: The Themes