Lifelong Learning Products

  • Transitions and Learning through the Lifecourse

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathryn Ecclestone, Gert Biesta, Martin Hughes

    Like many ideas that inform policy, practice and research, ‘transition’ has many meanings. Children make a transition to adulthood, pupils move from primary to secondary school, and there is then a movement from school to work, training or further education. Transitions can lead to profound and…

    Paperback – 2009-10-08

  • Beyond Reflective Practice

    New Approaches to Professional Lifelong Learning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Bradbury, Nick Frost, Sue Kilminster, Miriam Zukas

    Reflective practice has moved from the margins to the mainstream of professional education. However, in this process, its radical potential has been subsumed by individualistic, rather than situated, understandings of practice. Presenting critical perspectives that challenge the current paradigm,…

    Paperback – 2009-07-22

  • Learning to be a Person in Society

    1st Edition

    By Peter Jarvis

    Learning is a lifelong process and we are the result of our own learning. But how exactly do we learn to be a person through living? In this book, Peter Jarvis draws together all the aspects of becoming a person into the framework of learning. Considering the ongoing, "nature versus nurture" debate…

    Paperback – 2009-06-01

  • Flexibility and Lifelong Learning

    Policy, Discourse, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Nicoll

    What can the politics of discourse tell us about the discourse of politics? How are flexibility and lifelong learning positioned within policy? Flexibility and lifelong learning have become key aspects of education policy in nation states and bodies such as the European Union and Organisation…

    Paperback – 2008-08-29

  • Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion

    The Impact of Policy on Post-Compulsory Education, 1st Edition

    By Frank Coffield, Sheila Edward, Ian Finlay, Ann Hodgson, Ken Spours, Richard Steer

    How can opportunities for teaching and learning be improved to ensure that many more people participate, gain qualifications and obtain decent jobs? Will government policies enable us to achieve these goals? What new ideas do we need to ensure a more inclusive, equitable and efficient learning…

    Paperback – 2008-03-19
    Improving Learning

  • Foucault and Lifelong Learning

    Governing the Subject, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Fejes, Katherine Nicoll

    Over the last twenty years there has been increasing interest in the work of Michel Foucault in the social sciences and in particular with relation to education. This, the first book to draw on his work to consider lifelong learning, explores the significance of policies and practices of lifelong…

    Paperback – 2008-01-17

  • The Concepts and Practices of Lifelong Learning

    1st Edition

    By Brenda Morgan-Klein, Michael Osborne

    This textbook gives a wide-ranging, research-informed introduction to issues in lifelong learning across a variety of educational settings and practices. Its very accessible approach is multi-disciplinary drawing on sociology and psychology in particular. In addition, issues are discussed within an…

    Paperback – 2007-12-13

  • Learning, Natural Capital and Sustainable Development

    Options for an Uncertain World, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Foster, Stephen Gough

    This special issue of the journal Environmental Education Research addresses a topical area of importance - human behaviour towards the environment. The book explores the economic metaphor of 'natural capital' in this context arguing that the currently dominant model of sustainable development,…

    Paperback – 2007-12-04

  • Learning to Teach Adults

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Nicholas Corder

    Learning to Teach Adults is an indispensable guide for anyone who teaches, or is planning to teach adults. This comprehensive yet light-hearted book gives sensible advice on the business of teaching and training, and is relevant for any subject taught, be it archery or zoology. Writing with passion…

    Paperback – 2007-11-08

  • Critical Thinking

    An Exploration of Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Moon

    In this book, Jennifer Moon explores and clarifies critical thinking and provides practical guidance for improving student learning and supporting the teaching process. Key themes covered include: different views of and approaches to critical thinking with an emphasis on a practical basis that…

    Paperback – 2007-09-06

  • Vocational Education

    International Approaches, Developments and Systems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Clarke, Christopher Winch

    Vocational education and training (VET) have a key role to play in raising skill levels and improving a society’s productivity. In this important new book, a team of international experts argue that too often national VET policy has been formulated in ignorance of historical and political…

    Paperback – 2007-08-09

  • Lifelong Learning

    Concepts and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jim Crowther, Peter Sutherland

    Lifelong learning has developed enormously as a distinct area of study within education in recent years not least because numerous governments and educational strategists have become very vocal supporters of new ways of learning throughout all stages of life. This guide to the topic brings together…

    Paperback – 2007-07-05

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