With the release of the final volume of his trilogy, Peter Jarvis completes his comprehensive, multi-disciplinary study of lifelong learning and the learning society. Between them, these three volumes analyse every aspect of learning, from the fundamental psychology of the human drive to learn, to the global sociological apparatus in which learning takes place.
In Volume 1, Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning, Jarvis demonstrates how learning underpins humanity. By assessing theories of learning across all ages, he constructs a new model for analysing how people learn.
Volume 2, Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society, considers the effects on the learning society of sociological structures, politics and economics, alongside the moral and ethical basis of such a society.
In the brand new Volume 3, Democracy, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society, the arguments of the first two volumes are brought together and furthered, asking what kind of society is possible as a result of learning? The book concludes that since human beings continue to learn, so the learning society must be a process within the incomplete project of humanity.
All three books in the trilogy will be essential reading for students in education, HRD and teaching and learning generally, in addition to academics and informed practitioners.
Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of The International Journal of Lifelong Education - published by Taylor and Francis. He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK, honorary Visiting Professor at City University and Professor (honoris causa) at the University of Pecs in Hungary.
Volume 1 Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning
Part 1: An Existential Theory of Learning 1. An Existential Model of Lifelong Learning 2. The Learner 3. Learning in the Social Context 4. Learning and the Nature of Experience 5. Learning through the Lifespan Part 2: Towards an Integrated Theory of Lifelong Learning 6. Action Theories 7. Cognitive Theories 8. Expressive Theories 9. Experiential Theories Part 3: Paradoxes of Learning 10. Learning and Identity 11. Learning Autonomy and Authenticity 12. Lifelong Learning: the paradoxes and problems of individualism
Volume 2 Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society
Part 1: The Development of the Knowledge Economy 1. Globalisation 2. The Information and Knowledge Society Part 2: The Lifelong Learning and Learning Society 3. The Learning Society 4. Lifelong Learning 5. The Learning Organisation 6. The Learning City 7. Learning at a Distance 8. Providers of Learning Opportunities Part 3: Research and Lifelong learning 9. The Changing Nature of Research 10. Research as a Learning Process
Volume 3 Democracy, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society
1. Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society 2. Global and Local Lifelong Learning Policies in The Knowledge Economy 3. The Spirit and Values of Modernity 4. Capitalism and Society 5. The Information Society: learning global capitalist culture 6. Indoctrination and the Learning Society 7. Ethics and Modernity 8. The Ethics of Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society in Global Capitalist Society 9. Democracy and the Learning Society 10. Utopia Deferred 1.1 Back to the Beginning ? 12. A Revolution in Learning: a vision of a better Learning Society