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The Base of the Iceberg

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783847402589 9783847406327 Year: Pages: 97 DOI: 10.3224/84740632 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Alan Rogers looks at learning (formal, nonformal and informal) and examines the hidden world of informal (unconscious, unplanned) learning. He points out the importance of informal learning for creating tacit attitudes and values, knowledge and skills which influence (conscious, planned) learning – formal and non-formal. Moreover, he explores the implications of informal learning for educational planners and teachers in the context of lifelong learning. While mainly aimed at adult educators, the book’s arguments apply also to schooling and higher education, in both industrialised societies and developing countries where large numbers of children and adults are not and have not been in school and so rely on informal learning to manage change.

Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe

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ISBN: 9781447350668 9781447350361 9781447350675 Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Education
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"Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This comprehensive collection discusses topical issues essential to both scholarship and policy making in the realm of lifelong learning (LLL) policies and how far they succeed in supporting young people across their life courses, rather than one-sidedly fostering human capital for the economy. Examining specific yet diverse regional and local contexts across Europe, this book uses original research to evaluate differences in scope, approach, orientation, and objectives. It examines the embedding of LLL policies into the regional economy, the labour market, education and training systems and the individual life projects of young people, with a focus on those in situations of near social exclusion. "

Workplaces as learning spaces - conceptual and empirical insights

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Book Series: Conference series ISBN: 9783903122734 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.15203/3122-73-4 Language: English
Publisher: innsbruck university press
Subject: Education --- Social and Public Welfare
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This volume is focused on workplaces as learning spaces. It is the fourth volume of Asian and European researchers carrying out common or related work in the field of workplace learning. They are organised in the ASEM Lifelong Learning research net-work, which was established in 2005 and includes members from 14 countries in Asia and Europe. The research network is enhancing a vivid exchange of knowledge and ideas on workplace learning across different countries, cultures and continents and it conducts research agreed on common concepts. The contributions in this volume comprise in many cases empirical data gained by combining different qualitative re-search methods, including visual methods. The work of all researchers and research teams in this paper collection is dedicated to throw light on the phenomenon of work-places as learning spaces, and to explain different facets of meaning, processes and structure related to it. - Dieser Band konzentriert sich auf Arbeitsplätze als Lernräume. Es ist der vierte Band von asiatischen und europäischen Forschern/innen, die gemeinsame oder aufeinander bezogene Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet des Lernens am Arbeitsplatz durchführen. Sie sind im ASEM-Forschungsnetzwerk für lebenslanges Lernen organisiert, das 2005 gegründet wurde und Mitglieder aus 14 Ländern in Asien und Europa umfasst. Das Forschungsnetzwerk fördert einen lebendigen Austausch von Wissen und Ideen zum Lernen am Arbeitsplatz über verschiedene Länder, Kulturen und Kontinente hinweg und führt Forschungsarbeiten durch, die auf gemeinsamen konzeptionellen Grundlagen basieren. Die Beiträge in diesem Band umfassen in vielen Fällen empirische Daten, die durch die Kombination verschiedener qualitativer Forschungsmethoden, einschließlich visueller Methoden, gewonnen wurden. Die Arbeit aller Forscher/innen und Forschungsteams in diesem Sammelband ist darauf ausgerichtet, das Phänomen des Arbeitsplatzes als Lernraum zu beleuchten und verschiedene Facetten der damit verbundenen Bedeutung, Prozesse und Strukturen zu erklären.

Global Perspectives on Recognising Non-formal and Informal Learning: Why Recognition Matters

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Book Series: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects ISSN: 18713041 ISBN: 9783319152776 9783319152783 Year: Volume: 21 Pages: 220 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15278-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education --- Business and Management
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This book deals with the relevance of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning education and training, the workplace and society. In an increasing number of countries, it is at the top of the policy and research agenda ranking among the possible ways to redress the glaring lack of relevant academic and vocational qualifications and to promote the development of competences and certification procedures which recognise different types of learning, including formal, non-formal and informal learning. The aim of the book is therefore to present and share experience, expertise and lessons in such a way that enables its effective and immediate use across the full spectrum of country contexts, whether in the developing or developed world. It examines the importance of meeting institutional and political requirements that give genuine value to the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; it shows why recognition is important and clarifies its usefulness and the role it serves in education, working life and voluntary work; it emphasises the importance of the coordination, interests, motivations, trust and acceptance by all stakeholders. The volume is also premised on an understanding of a learning society, in which all social and cultural groups, irrespective of gender, race, social class, ethnicity, mental health difficulties are entitled to quality learning throughout their lives. Overall the thrust is to see the importance of recognising non-formal and informal learning as part of the larger movement for re-directing education and training for change. This change is one that builds on an equitable society and economy and on sustainable development principles and values such as respect for others, respect for difference and diversity, exploration and dialogue.

Learning Outside the Academy

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ISBN: 9780203018385 9780415365857 9780415759144 9781134213962 9781134213955 9781134213917 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203018385 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Education
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This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how these strands of research can contribute to each other. The contributions to this book are based on material presented at a conference at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, UK, and they focus on research into key issues of policy and practice in lifelong learning. Establishing a wider framework for debate about the meaning and significance of lifelong learning, this timely and thought-provoking book provides practitioners in the field with a relevant and current discussion on some very important ideas about non-formal education.

Rethinking Health Care Ethics

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ISBN: 9789811308307 Year: Pages: 169 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0830-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology --- Education --- Biology
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​The goal of this open access book is to develop an approach to clinical health care ethics that is more accessible to, and usable by, health professionals than the now-dominant approaches that focus, for example, on the application of ethical principles. The book elaborates the view that health professionals have the emotional and intellectual resources to discuss and address ethical issues in clinical health care without needing to rely on the expertise of bioethicists. The early chapters review the history of bioethics and explain how academics from outside health care came to dominate the field of health care ethics, both in professional schools and in clinical health care. The middle chapters elaborate a series of concepts, drawn from philosophy and the social sciences, that set the stage for developing a framework that builds upon the individual moral experience of health professionals, that explains the discontinuities between the demands of bioethics and the experience and perceptions of health professionals, and that enables the articulation of a full theory of clinical ethics with clinicians themselves as the foundation. Against that background, the first of three chapters on professional education presents a general framework for teaching clinical ethics; the second discusses how to integrate ethics into formal health care curricula; and the third addresses the opportunities for teaching available in clinical settings. The final chapter, "Empowering Clinicians", brings together the various dimensions of the argument and anticipates potential questions about the framework developed in earlier chapters.

Joint Modules and Internationalisation in Higher Education

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Book Series: Studien zur Paedagogik, Andragogik und Gerontagogik / Studies in Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Gerontagogy ISBN: 9783631736425 9783631736432 9783631736258 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.3726/b12110 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Sociology
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This volume places the development of the Joint Module «Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning» (COMPALL) in the context of international development in higher education and adult education. Based on this framework, the authors discuss the development of the joint module in terms of its institutional and didactical structure as well as participants’ motivation and diversity. The book is divided into three parts: (1) Internationalisation in Higher Education, (2) Internationalisation of Higher Education: The Case of Adult Education, and (3) Internationalisation of Higher Education: The Example of COMPALL.

Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 19194390 ISBN: 9781927356623 9781927356630 9781927356647 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356623.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda provides a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one relevant issue in online distance education, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, summarizing major research on the topic, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole. Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, Online Distance Education takes care to address aspects of distance education practice that until now have often been marginalized, including issues of cost and economics, social justice implications, cultural impacts, faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities. At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 19194390 ISBN: 9781927356807 9781927356814 9781927356821 9781771990004 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356807.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Education
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Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe and Beyond

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Book Series: Studien zur Paedagogik, Andragogik und Gerontagogik / Studies in Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Gerontagogy ISBN: 9783653951004 9783653951011 9783631666357 Year: Pages: 276 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Sociology
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This volume presents comparisons of adult education and lifelong learning with a focus on educational policies, professionalization in adult education, participation in adult learning and education, quality in adult education, and educational guidance and counselling. The essays are based on comparisons discussed at the international Winter School «Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning», held in Würzburg, Germany, February 2015. Sub-topics of lifelong learning were chosen for an in-depth comparison and analysis of the situation in various European countries and beyond.

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