Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Lifelong Learning - Theories of Learning

  1. Reconceptualising Professional Learning

    Sociomaterial knowledges, practices and responsibilities

    Edited by Tara Fenwick, Monika Nerland

    This book presents leading-edge perspectives and methodologies to address emerging issues of concern for professional learning in contemporary society. The conditions for professional practice and learning are changing dramatically in the wake of globalization, new modes of knowledge production,...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Creating and Managing Expansive Learning Environments

    Improving Vocational and Professional Education and Training

    By Alison Fuller, Lorna Unwin

    This book applies Fuller and Unwin’s increasingly influential concept of ‘expansive and restrictive learning environments’ to a range of settings engaged in education and training including, workplaces and educational institutions providing upper secondary, tertiary and higher education. "Expansive...

    To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Learning in Landscapes of Practice

    Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning

    Edited by Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Steven Hutchinson, Chris Kubiak, Beverly Wenger-Trayner

    If the body of knowledge of a profession is a living landscape of practice, then our personal experience of learning can be thought of as a journey through this landscape. Within Learning in Landscapes of Practice, this metaphor is further developed in order to start an important conversation about...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Confessing Society

    Foucault, Confession and Practices of Lifelong Learning

    By Andreas Fejes, Magnus Dahlstedt

    "I highly appreciate the quality of Fejes’ and Dahlstedt’s research and writing. They manage to present in a comprehensible way some essential concepts of Foucault that help us to understand better what practices of lifelong learning, in a broad sense, are emerging nowadays in advanced liberal...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Liquid Learning and Educational Work

    Boundary politics in global transitions

    By Terri Seddon

    Over the last 30 years the effects of economic globalisation have transformed education and its relationship to work and everyday working lives. Market reform and the appropriation of ‘learning’ to fuel the knowledge economy produced a lifelong learning educational order, complemented by social...

    To Be Published July 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Global Perspectives on Higher Education and Lifelong Learners

    Edited by Hans Schuetze, Maria Slowey

    The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. However, while the concept of lifelong learning has figured prominently in national and international educational policy discourse for more than three decades, its implications for the field of higher...

    Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity

    The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

    By Peter Jarvis

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education, nurse...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Employer Engagement in Education

    Theories and evidence

    Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley, Louise Archer

    This collection focuses on employer engagement in education, how it is delivered and the differentiated impact it has on young people in their progression through schooling and higher education into the labour market. The focus is not narrowly on vocational or technical education or work-related...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Foucault and a Politics of Confession in Education

    Edited by Andreas Fejes, Katherine Nicoll

    In liberal, democratic and capitalist societies today, we are increasingly invited to disclose our innermost thoughts to others. We are asked to turn our gaze inwards, scrutinizing ourselves, our behaviours and beliefs, while talking and writing about ourselves in these terms. This form of...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Curriculum, Personal Narrative and the Social Future

    By Ivor F. Goodson

    Recent writing on education and social change, and a growing number of new governmental initiatives across Western societies have proceeded in denial or ignorance of the personal missions and biographical trajectories of key public sector personnel. This book stems from an underpinning belief that...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  11. Learning Outside the Academy

    International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

    Edited by Richard Edwards, Jim Gallacher, Susan Whittaker

    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...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Understanding Advanced Second-Language Reading

    By Elizabeth B. Bernhardt

    What distinguishes this book is its broad, yet thorough, view of theory, process, and research on adult second-language reading. Offering extensive discussions of upper-register second-language texts (both expository and narrative) that adult second-language readers encounter daily across the globe...

    Published September 12th 2010 by Routledge

  13. The Fundamentals of Workplace Learning

    Understanding How People Learn in Working Life

    By Knud Illeris

    Fundamentals of Workplace Learning is a comprehensive guide to how people learn in the workplace, and the issues and challenges involved. Examining the essential aspects of workplace learning and unravelling the various influences which affect the success of work-based learners, Knud Illeris...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  14. Narrative Learning

    By Ivor F. Goodson, Gert Biesta, Michael Tedder, Norma Adair

    What is the role of narrative in how people learn throughout their lives? Are there different patterns and forms of narrativity? How do they influence learning? Based on data gathered for the Learning Lives project, which sought to understand learning by questioning individuals about their life...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  15. Teaching, Learning and Education in Late Modernity

    The Selected Works of Peter Jarvis

    By Peter Jarvis

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    Professor Peter Jarvis has spent over 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed well over 30 books and 200 papers and chapters in books on learning theory, adult education and learning, continuing professional education,...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  16. University Teaching in Focus

    A learning-centred approach

    Edited by Lynne Hunt, Denise Chalmers

    University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Transformative Learning and Identity

    By Knud Illeris

    In the current ever changing world – the liquid modernity – the most pressing psychological challenge to all of us is to create and maintain a personal balance between mental stability and mental flexibility. In Transformative Learning and Identity Knud Illeris, one of the leading thinkers on the...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  18. Engaging Leaders

    The challenge of inspiring collective commitment in universities

    By Paul Gentle, Dawn Forman

    Addressing the question of how leadership can work most successfully in universities, Engaging Leaders strengthens the sense of shared professional knowledge and capability amongst leaders in higher education. Presenting a narrative of change which not only spells out why universities need to work...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  19. The Adult Learner

    8th Edition

    By Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson

    How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’ pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  20. Continuing Professional Development

    By Andrew Friedman

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which the professions across the world ensure that their knowledge and skills remain up to date and relevant to changing needs and environments. CPD significantly contributes to the quality and reputation of the professions and therefore to...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge