As our understanding of learning focuses on the whole person rather than individual aspects of learning, so the process of learning is beginning to be studied from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary research into learning: it brings together a diverse range of specialities with chapters written by leading scholars throughout the world from a wide variety of different approaches. The International Handbook of Learning captures the complexities of the learning process in seven major parts. Its 54 chapters are sub-divided in seven parts:
- Learning and the person: senses, cognitions, emotions, personality traits and learning styles
- Learning across the lifespan
- Life-wide learning
- Learning across the disciplines: covering everything from anthropology to neuroscience
- Meaning systems’ interpretation
- Learning and disability
- Historical and contemporary learning theorists.
Written by international experts, this book is the first comprehensive multi-disciplinary analysis of learning, packing a diverse collection of research into one accessible volume.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Peter Jarvis Part 1. Learning and the Person 1. Learning and the Senses Paul Martin and Viv Martin 2. Learning Cognitions / Cognitive Learning / Learning and Cognition Knud Illeris 3. Learning a Role: Becoming a Nurse Michelle Camilleri 4. Self-Constructed Activity, Work Analysis, and Occupational Training: an Approach to Learning Objects for Adults Marc Durand 5. Emotional Intelligence Betty Rudd 6. Language and Learning Bernard Camilleri 7. Gender and Learning – Feminist Perspectives Julia Preece 8. Identity and Learning Lyn Tett 9. Thinking Styles and Learning Li-Fang Zhang 10. Non-Learning Peter Jarvis Part 2. Learning Across the Life-Span 11. Learning in Early Childhood Christine Stephen 12. The School Years Kristiina Kumpulainen 13. Crossing boundaries: Harnessing Funds of Knowledge in Dialogic Inquiry across Formal and Informal Learning Environments Lasse Lipponen 14. Young People and Learning Rachel Brooks 15. Adult Learning: Andragogy versus Pedagogy or from Pedagogy to Andragogy Peter Jarvis 16. Exploring Learning in Midlife Jo-Anne H. Willment 17. The Older Adult in Education Mary Alice Wolf 18. Lifelong Learning in Long-Term Care Settings Alexandra Withnall 19. The Biographical Approach to Lifelong Learning Peter Alheit 20. Learning from our Lives John Field 21. Psychological Development Mark Tennant 22. Transformative Learning Patricia Cranton and Edward W. Taylor Part 3. Learning Sites 23. Informal Learning – Everyday Living Paul Hager 24. Self-Directed Learning Katarina Popovic 25. Learning at the Site of Work Stephen Billett 26. Organisational Learning won’t be Turned off Bente Elkjaer 27. E-learning (m-learning) Susannah Quinsee 28. Sleep-dependent Learning Daan R. van der Veen and Simon N. Archer 29. Learning and Violence Shahrzad Mojab and Bethany J. Osborne 30. Aesthetic Education Lars Ilum Part 4. Learning and Disability 31. Learning, Sensory Impairment and Physical Disability Joanna Beazley Richards 32. Autism Spectrum Conditions and Learning Mary Watts 33. Reading Disability Julian G. Elliott and Elena L. Grigorenko 34. On Becoming a Person in Society: the Person with Dementia Kay de Vries Part 5. Learning across the Disciplines Human and Social Sciences 35. Human-centric Learning and Post-human Experimentation Richard Edwards 36. Piaget’s Constructivism and Adult Learning Etienne Bourgeois 37. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Learning and the Subject called the Learner Linden West 38. Sociology and Learning Martin Dyke and Ian Bryant 39. Anthropology and Learning Peggy Froerer 40. Learning in a Complex World Mark Olssen 41. Perspectives on Geography and Learning Johanna L. Waters 42. Learning as a Microhistorical Process Christina Toren Natural Sciences 43. Evolution Ian Abrahams and Michael Reiss 44. The Brain and Learning John Stein 45. Cognitive Neurophysiology - Promoting Neuroergonomics of Learning Anu Holm and Kiti Müller 46. Pharmacology and Learning Roberta Stasyk Part 6. Learning and Religious and Meaning Systems 47. Buddhist Theory of Education Caroline Brazier and David Brazier 48. Christianity Jeff Astley 48. The Confucian Learning: Learning to Become Fully Human Qi Sun 49. Exploring Aspects of Learning in Hindu Philosophy Prem Kumar 50. Learning Within Context of Faith and the Intellect: a Thinking Islam Naznin Hirji 51. Jewish Ways of Learning Gabriela Ruppin-Shand and Michael Shire Part 7. Geographic Cultural Systems – Broader Perspectives 52. Remodelling Learning on an African Cultural Heritage of Ubuntu Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko and Oitshepile MmaB Modise 53. Indian Culture and Learning Sunil Behari Mohanty 54. The Challenges of Adult Learning in Latin America: from Literacy to Lifelong Learning Tim Ireland
Peter Jarvis is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
Mary Watts is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at City University, London, UK.