1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Edited By Peter Jarvis, Mary Watts Copyright 2012
    602 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    602 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.