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European Strategies in Lifelong Learning

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783866496323 9783866494442 Year: Pages: 165 DOI: 10.3224/86649444 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Lifelong learning and education is a key concept for the development of adult education as an area of practice and theoretical consideration. In recent decades, meanwhile, the idea of lifelong education and learning has been central to the guidance of various international organisations of many countries.

Power and Possibility

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Book Series: Research on the Education and Learning of Adults ISBN: 9789004413320 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.1163/9789004413320 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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Power and Possibility: Adult Education in a Diverse and Complex World explores the topic of power and possibility theoretically, historically and practically through a range of perspectives and in relation to varied areas of interest within contemporary adult education. Readership: Adult education researchers and academics, adult education practitioners and policy-makers, postgraduate students and researchers in adult education, education, social movements studies, sociology and politics, organisational studies.

The Societal Unconscious

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Book Series: Research on the Education and Learning of Adults ISBN: 9789004420274 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.1163/9789004420274 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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The Societal Unconscious sets a new broad horizon for in-depth understanding of learning in everyday life. The psychosocial approach re-integrates the societal and the psychodynamic dimensions in analyzing adult learners and learning processes, recognizing psychodynamic dimensions of learning. Readership: This book will be essential for scholars and advanced students working in interdisciplinary boundary zones in social and cultural sciences, education and psychology and other disciplines.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Learning Careers

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Book Series: Research on the Education and Learning of Adults ISBN: 9789004375475 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.1163/9789004375475 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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Continuity and Discontinuity in Learning Careers: Potentials for a Learning Space in a Changing World focuses on the continuities and discontinuities of the learning careers and identities of non-traditional adult students in diverse learning contexts. Readership: All those interested in adult education and the challenges facing adult education today such as researchers in education and social sciences, undergraduate and postgraduate students, policy-makers and practitioners.

Research and Development in Adult Education

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783866497191 9783866493049 Year: Pages: 135 DOI: 10.3224/86649304 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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The importance of adult education is growing steadily— be it in relation with migration, matters of inclus - ion, the work place etc. Thus, this international perspective on the most important research issues in adult education is a wealth of knowledge for anyone related to this field. The book is composed as a text book and thus, provides didactic material for discussion and further exploration of research in the field of AE from an international perspective. From the Contents: EU policy in Education and AE: links with Research opportunities on the field Support for Research in Adult Education in the European Union Main areas of Research in AE at the International level · Research on Migration. · Research on Inclusion, Access and Participation · Professionals, Assessment and Counselling · Learning in the Workplace International organisations and networks with influence to Adult Education

Learning and Teaching in Adult Education

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ISBN: 9783866496354 9783866494435 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.3224/978386649443 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Learning is a key issue in education. Being familiar with contemporary learning theory, therefore, is an essential prerequisite for education scholars and practitioners alike.

Theories in Adult Learning and Education

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783866496828 9783866493629 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: 10.3224/86649362 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Adult Learning and Education The graduate student guide in adult education explores theories of adult learning and adult education participation. It provides a frame of reference for understanding the development of a rapidly evolving field and for enhancing knowledge and competencies in this professional domain. The publication is divided into two sections: a section on adult learning theories and a section on adult education participation theories. If Adult Learning and Education (ALE) is now a recognised professional field, the theoretical perspectives, underlying practices and policies draw on a variety of academic disciplines. Various theories of learning and of adult education participation shape the practice and the “engineering” of adult learning. In the first section, this study guide provides a review of the most important learning theories, including behaviourist, cognitive, and constructivist approaches, their modern development, as well as specific developments in adult education theory. The second section examines the psychological and sociological theoretical backgrounds of adult education participation in order to understand the factors at work in participation patterns along the adult life course and between different social contexts. Observing the relativity of social reproduction allows to identify the conditions and variables that need to be addressed in order to alter prevailing trends.

Needs Analysis and Programme Planning in Adult Education

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783847403562 9783866494817 Year: Pages: 163 DOI: 10.3224/86649481 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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How to identify, analyse, and assess the various types of adult learning needs? How to develop programmes tailored to these needs? This study guide is written for postgraduate students preparing to become professional adult educators, as well as for those intending to plan educational programmes for adults. The book covers the various types of adult (learning)needs and provides hints on how to identify, analyse, and assess these needs. It presents typical challenges involved in performing such an analysis as well as theoretical considerations of the concept and types of needs, of diagnosing educational needs and their theoretical understanding. The author draws conclusions on how to develop programmes tailored to the needs identified. With a focus on practical concerns, she illustrates the necessary steps as well as the factors to be considered when designing an educational programme for adults, both in the planning stage and in the stages of implementation and evaluation. From the Contents: The Importance of Needs Analysis and Programme Planning in Adult Education Needs: Theoretical Considerations Fields of Needs Analysis in an Educational Context Methods of Needs Analysis in Adult Education Needs Analysis for Planning Educational Programmes Steps in Programme Planning in Adult Education

Competence and Competence Development

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Book Series: Study guides in Adult Education ISBN: 9783866495142 9783866494626 Year: Pages: 146 DOI: 10.3224/86649462 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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What are today’s main concepts and theories – and the main stakes – associated with the issue of competences in organisations? Several topics are discussed, including competence issues regarding the evolution of work, professionalisation, competence evaluation, competence management, and the competences of adult educators and trainers, as well as European policies regarding competence needs and development. From the Contents: Changes in Work and Competences Professionalisation and the Development of Competences in Education and Training The Role of Professional Didactics in Skills Development for Training and Education Professionals Competence Evaluation Processes in Adult Education Competence Management and Adult Education Changes in Vocational Training and New Models of Competences for Individuals

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.

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