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Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity

The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

By Peter Jarvis

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226 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Professor Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, nurse education, primary school education, distance education and third age education. 

In this book, he brings together 19 key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Peter’s career and contextualises his selection within the development of the field, the chapters cover:

  • Learning

  • Learning and Spirituality

  • Learning and Doing

  • Teaching

  • The End of Modernity

  • Learning in Later Life.

This book not only shows how Peter's thinking developed during his long and distinguished career; it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed.

In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces – extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow the themes and strands of their work and see their contribution to the development of a field, as well as the development of the field itself.

Contributors to the series include: Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, John Elliott, Elliot Eisner, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Labaree, John White, E.C. Wragg .


Table of Contents

Introduction Learning 1. Towards a Theory of Learning 2. It is the Person who learns 3. Learning from Experience 4. Meaning 5. Being and Having Learning and Religion/Spirituality 6. Learning as a Religious Phenomenon: The Paradox of the Question - Why? 7. Learning Spirituality Learning and Doing: 8. Learning to be an Expert and Competence Development 9. Practitioner Researcher and the Learning SocietyTeaching 10. Ethics of Teaching 11. Teaching: Art or Science? 12. Transforming Asian Education through Open and Distance Education Late Modernity 13. The Changing Educational Scene 14. Infinite Dreams 15. Beyond the Learning Society 16. The End of the Sensate Age – what next?17. Globalisation, Knowledge and the need for a Revolution in Learning Learning in Later Life: 18. Learning Meaning and Wisdom 19. Learning to Retire

About the Author

Peter Jarvis is Professor Emeritus of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK.

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects