Adult Learning, Citizenship and Community Voices

Exploring Community-Based Practice


Author: Pam Coare,Rennie Johnston,National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales)

Publisher: Niace


Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8990

This topical book examines the connections between theory and practice in citizenship learning. Focusing on the experiences and views of a range of citizens, many on the margins of society, the contributors explore the significance and impact of particular forms of educational policies and provision in peoples' lives and the role adult learning can play in the development of citizenship. Organised into three sections, the book provides a theoretical overview and a framework for understanding the links between learning and citizenship. This is followed by an exploration of the voices of different citizens as they seek to develop their lives and learning. The final section brings together theory and practice and identifies ten 'Propositions for Practice' in developing adult learning for citizenship, primarily in community contexts.

Adult Learning Yearbook

A Directory of Organizations and Resources in Adult Continuing Education and Training


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adult education

Page: N.A

View: 9121

Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning


Author: Kathleen P. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119051010

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6626

A comprehensive exploration of technology's role in adult learning Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning introduces educators and students to the intersection of adult learning and the growing technological revolution. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, this book explores the theory, research, and practice driving innovation in both adult learning and learning technology, and illuminates a powerful approach to recognize and leverage these opportunities. Building on current trends and research in technology and its use, each chapter illustrates the need, opportunities, and examples of current and future technologies that scaffold adult learning, and provides comprehensive coverage of both current and emerging challenges. Many adult learning faculty, practitioners, and students realize that technology presents a growing and ever-present set of issues, yet few feel confident in identifying the opportunities that arise with each step forward. This book clarifies the interplay between adult learning and learning technology, and characterizes the cyclic exchange of information and opportunities that link these fields now and in the future. Understand the critical issues currently affecting adult learning Learn how technology is presenting both opportunities and challenges for the teaching and learning of adults in different contexts Examine recent research on learning technology for adult learners Discover how technological innovation can be applied now and how it will continue to shape the future of learning Adult learning is on the rise, and there is no mistaking technology's role; whether they're learning with or about technology, today's adult learners come with unique sets of needs and skills that demand specialized approaches. Traditional pedagogical techniques don't transfer directly, and learning technology requires its own unique approach to development and use. Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning equips practitioners to further adult learning and shape the future of the field, while providing a rich perspective for classroom inquiry and research.

Adult Learning and Education


Author: Kjell Rubenson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123814898

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 8880

As individuals and societies try to respond to fundamental economic and social transformation, the field of adult learning and education is rapidly getting increased attention and new topics for research on adult learning have emerged. This collection of articles from the International Encyclopedia of Education 3e offers practitioners and researchers in the area of adult learning and education a comprehensive summary of main developments in the field. The 45 articles provide insight into the historical development of the field, its conceptual controversies, domains and provision, perspectives on adult learning, instruction and program planning, outcomes, relationship to economy and society and its status as a field of scholarly study and practice.

Adult Civic Engagement in Adult Learning

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 135


Author: Linda Muñoz,Heide Spruck Wrigley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118525035

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 7053

Take an in-depth look at adult learning and education forcitizenship and civic engagement. This issue presents thefoundational connections between the adult education and civicengagement movements. It’s filled with studies on adultlearning for participatory or deliberate democratic change andengagement at the local grassroots level. Contributors considercivic engagement in their areas of research and practice andexplore the formal and informal ways that citizens come to learn,to deliberate, and to act on the social issues they find importantlocally and globally. As a result, the volume offers broad examplesof different types of formal and informal adult learning for civicengagement. This is 135th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterlyreport series New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issuesof common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, andpolicymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing educationsettings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs,businesses, libraries, and museums.

Innovations in Lifelong Learning

Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning


Author: Sue Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136846913

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 9703

This book opens up ways to engage critically with what counts as innovatory practice in lifelong learning today, locating its discussion of innovations in lifelong learning within an international and comparative framework. Innovations in Lifelong Learning engages first hand with issues and concerns from around the globe, offering an international perspective on current trends through its range of contributions from across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. The broad focus allows for diverse information on the nature of these changes to come together under an assortment of empirical, theoretical and methodological approaches. The book takes three key elements of lifelong learning: learning communities participation and non-participation work-based learning and learning through work. It links these with themes on diversity, social justice and economic and global development so as to negotiate and re-negotiate the constant importance of innovation with employers, learners and educational institutions. All those working in the broad arena of lifelong learning will benefit from this comprehensive examination of current debates in the field, including policy-makers, researchers, teachers, lecturers, educational managers and employers engaged with work-based learning.

Active citizenship and multiple identities in Europe

a learning outlook


Author: Danny Wildemeersch,Veerle Stroobants,Michał Bron

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Education

Page: 338

View: 740

Two major themes are addressed in this book. The first one is on Active Civic Participation. This is considered an increasingly important aim both for public governance and for the renewal of civil society. The contributions on this topic deepen our understanding of the reasons why civic participation is relevant as an answer to present day societal challenges. They also improve our insight in the factors that stimulate or inhibit such participation. The second theme is about European Citizenship and Multiple Identities. It helps to understand the evolution of citizenship and identities in the context of European integration and enlargement, of globalisation and glocalisation, of migration, etc. The book holds a selection of papers presented at the Connections Conference, organised at the university of Leuven (Belgium) in September 2003 under the auspices of the Flemish Research Council and the Network on Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning of ESREA (European Society of Research into the Education of Adults).

Social Capital and Lifelong Learning


Author: John Field

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861345431

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 9113

Social capital and lifelong learning are central to current policy concerns both in the UK and internationally. The British government and powerful international agencies, such as the World Bank, present investment in social capital as a way of promoting neighborhood renewal, community health and educational achievement. This book confirms the significance of social capital as an analytical tool, while challenging the basis on which current policy is being developed.