Lifelong Learning Products

  • Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development

    Using participatory action learning and action research approaches

    Edited by Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

    This book applies and expands upon the concept of the ‘learning conference’ as a site of learning and development, using the paradigm and methodologies of participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). Making a significant contribution to the field, this is the first book to outline the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 

  • Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

    Exploring a social model of literacy

    Edited by Vicky Duckworth, Gordon Ade-Ojo

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • How We Learn

    Learning and non-learning in school and beyond, 2nd Edition

    By Knud Illeris

    Having published in 11 languages and sold in more than 100,000 copies, this fully revised edition of How We Learn examines what learning actually is and why and how learning and non-learning takes place. Focusing exclusively on learning itself, it provides a comprehensive yet accessible…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21

  • Philosophy of Lifelong Education

    By Kenneth Wain

    This book, first published in 1987, provides a rigorous philosophical analysis of lifelong education. The author presents his arguments simply and directly so that the book is accessible to students who are new to philosophy and adult education.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07
    Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education

  • Informal and Incidental Learning in the Workplace (Routledge Revivals)

    By Victoria J. Marsick, Karen Watkins

    Today, rapid change is a constant challenge in the workplace, and thousands of individuals need to be involved in continuous learning. Traditional training approaches, however, do not emphasise informal and incidental learning. Furthermore, since informal learning us seldom designed, learning…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge Revivals

  • Adult and Lifelong Education

    Global, national and local perspectives

    Edited by Marcella Milana, John Holford, Vida A. Mohorčič Špolar

    Adult and Lifelong Education explores why politicians, researchers, and practitioners involved in educating post-school young people and adults have quietly abandoned the term ‘education’ in favour of ‘learning’. Bringing together contributions from experienced as well as younger scholars, and from…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06

  • Mutual Aid Universities (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Eric Midwinter

    First published in 1984, this collection of essays was the first account of the development of the University of the Third Age in Britain (U3A). Changing employment patterns and increasing pressure on traditional areas of secondary and higher education has led to the idea that learning can be a…

    Paperback – 2016-03-12
    Routledge Revivals

  • East and West in Comparative Education

    Searching for New Perspectives

    Edited by Soong Hee Han, Peter Jarvis

    Sparked by global capitalism’s demand for new knowledge and new commodities, as well as new logistical systems to deliver them, the nature of education has changed significantly. Universities, in striving to become a part of this knowledge society, have focused on responding to these demands, at…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01

  • Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

    Edited by Simon McGrath, Qing Gu

    This timely Handbook takes stock of the range of debates that characterise the field of international education and development, and suggests key aspects of a research agenda for the next period. It is deliberately divergent in its approach, recognising the major ideological and epistemological…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Work Process Knowledge

    By Nicholas Boreham, Martin Fischer

    Work Process Knowledge brings together the findings of twenty-four leading researchers on new forms of work and the demands these place on workers' knowledge and skill. Their findings, based on a new set of investigations in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries, identify the kinds…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09

  • The Adult Learner

    The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development, 8th Edition

    By Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson

    How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the…

    Paperback – 2015-02-05

  • The Passion to Learn

    An Inquiry into Autodidactism

    Edited by Joan Solomon

    This is the first book to provide a detailed overview and analysis of autodidactism, or self-education. Autodidacts' strong preference for teaching themselves is likely to manifest itself, in childhood, as a pronounced resistance to formal schooling. However, in later life, an autodidact's passion…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23

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