Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Products

  • Improving Learning in Later Life

    1st Edition

    By Alexandra Withnall

    With life expectancy increasing, there is growing emphasis on encouraging older people to continue learning. This comes as part of a strategy to allow them to remain healthy, independent and vitally engaged in society for as long as possible. All the same, policymakers have barely begun to address…

    Paperback – 2009-07-14
    Improving Learning

  • Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Field, Jim Gallacher, Robert Ingram

    In today’s society, people and organisations increasingly undergo processes of transition. Experiences of change affect all areas of life: our jobs, relationships, status, communities, engagement in civil society, lifestyles, even understandings of our own identity. Each person must expect and make…

    Paperback – 2009-06-01

  • 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

  • International Perspectives on Competence Development

    Developing Skills and Capabilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Knud Illeris

    In today’s complex and ever-changing world it has become obvious that even highly developed knowledge and skills are no longer sufficient to meet new challenges, situations and problems facing individuals, organisations and nations. This raises an enormous and potentially confusing issue for…

    Paperback – 2009-05-18

  • Improving Working as Learning

    1st Edition

    By Alan Felstead, Alison Fuller, Nick Jewson, Lorna Unwin

    Interest in learning at work has captured the attention of many people around the world, often taking centre stage in policy debates about improving economic performance, prosperity and well-being. This book is about the learning that goes on in workplaces – ranging from offices, factories and…

    Paperback – 2009-04-23
    Improving Learning

  • Rethinking Contexts for Learning and Teaching

    Communities, Activites and Networks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Edwards, Gert Biesta, Mary Thorpe

    Now that learning is seen as lifelong and lifewide, what specifically makes a learning context? What are the resultant consequences for teaching practices when working in specific contexts? Drawing upon a variety of academic disciplines, Rethinking Contexts for Learning and Teaching explores some…

    Paperback – 2009-02-06

  • The Means to Grow Up

    Reinventing Apprenticeship as a Developmental Support in Adolescence, 1st Edition

    By Robert Halpern

    In The Means to Grow Up, Robert Halpern describes the pedagogical importance of "apprenticeship"—a growing movement based in schools, youth-serving organizations, and arts, civic, and other cultural institutions. This movement aims to re-engage youth through in-depth learning and unique experiences…

    Paperback – 2008-11-26
    Critical Youth Studies

  • Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by M Cecil Smith, Nancy DeFrates-Densch, Assistant Editor

    The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies.…

    Paperback – 2008-11-07

  • Inclusion and Diversity

    Meeting the Needs of All Students, 1st Edition

    By Sue Grace, Phil Gravestock

    How should you prepare for the first day of class? How can you encourage all students to participate in discussions? How do you ensure disabled students can take part in field work? Increasingly, universities are drawing from a less traditional group of students – international students, disabled…

    Paperback – 2008-10-28
    Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education

  • 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

  • Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society Complete Trilogy Set

    1st Edition

    By Peter Jarvis

    With the release of the final volume of his trilogy, Peter Jarvis completes his comprehensive, multi-disciplinary study of lifelong learning and the learning society. Between them, these three volumes analyse every aspect of learning, from the fundamental psychology of the human drive to learn, to…

    Paperback – 2008-06-30

  • Grassroots Literacy

    Writing, Identity and Voice in Central Africa, 1st Edition

    By Jan Blommaert

    What effect has globalization had on our understanding of literacy? Grassroots Literacy seeks to address the relationship between globalization and the widening gap between ‘grassroots’ literacies, or writings from ordinary people and local communities, and ‘elite’ literacies. Displaced from their…

    Paperback – 2008-06-02

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