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Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

Lifelong Learning - Theories of Learning

  1. 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 January 1st 2016 by Routledge

  2. ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education

    Understanding Challenges, Providing Support

    Edited by Norman W. Evans, Neil J Anderson, William G. Eggington

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges that studying in a second language pose for ESL students in U.S. post-secondary institutions, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing...

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Experience, and Knowledge in Adult Learning

    Alisoun’s Daughters

    By Elana Michelson

    In this wide-ranging book, Elana Michelson invites us to revisit basic understandings of the `experiential learner’. How does experience come to be seen as the basis of knowledge? How do gender, class, and race enter into the ways in which knowledge is valued? What political and cultural belief...

    To Be Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy

    Latino Migrants Crossing the Linguistic Border, Expanded Edition

    By Tomás Mario Kalmar

    How do "illegal aliens" chart the speech sounds of colloquial English? This book is timeless in offering an unusually direct entry into how a group of Mexican fruit pickers analyze their first encounter with local American speech in a tiny rural Midwestern community in the United States. Readers...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Intergenerational Learning

    Age, Education and the Production of Knowledge

    By John Field, Heather Lynch, Irene Malcolm

    This is the first research-based book-length English language study of intergenerational learning. Here the authors define intergenerational learning broadly, as the migration of knowledge and skills between different generations across the life course. This is an important topic for education...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

    Edited by David Nunan, Jack C. Richards

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Learning Design

    Conceptualizing a Framework for Teaching and Learning Online

    Edited by James Dalziel

    The new field of Learning Design has the potential to revolutionise not only technology in education, but the whole field of teaching and learning through the application of design thinking to education. Learning Design looks inside the "black box" of pedagogy to understand what teachers and...

    To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Learning Design in Practice

    Fostering Different Pedagogical Approaches

    By Grainne Conole

    Learning Design in Practice provides tools, design methods, and approaches that will help anyone design pedagogically effective learning activities and curricula which make effective use of available technologies. New technologies facilitate different pedagogical approaches and offer a...

    To Be Published October 15th 2015 by Routledge

  11. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  12. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  13. 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 December 1st 2015 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 24th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Practicing Core Reflection

    Activities and Lessons for Teaching and Learning from Within

    By Frits G. Evelein, Fred A. J. Korthagen

    Practicing Core Reflection features 78 concrete educational activities and exercises based on research. These can be used individually and in groups to support 'teaching and learning from within.’ Core Reflection is an approach focused on people's personal strengths and on using practical...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Problem Solving & Comprehension

    7th Edition

    By Arthur Whimbey, Jack Lochhead, Ronald Narode

    This popular book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and comprehend what they read using the Think Aloud Pair Problem Solving [TAPPS] method. First it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then it provides practice...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  17. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  18. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  19. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  20. 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

  21. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  22. 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

  23. Universities and Engagement

    International perspectives on higher education and lifelong learning

    Edited by John Field, Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha, Andrea Waxenegger

    Universities and Engagement is a timely and insightful book that examines what universities can contribute to their communities and economies through lifelong learning, a topic which is of increasing importance to Higher Education Institutions across the world. The book will offer an answer to the...

    To Be Published October 12th 2015 by Routledge

  24. Learning in the Workplace (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Victoria Marsick

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The nature of the workplace and the workforce has changed rapidly in post-industrial society. Most workers are now facing the need for high levels of preparatory education, retraining for new jobs and the ability to continue learning at work in order to keep up with new developments. The book,...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  25. Learning Online

    What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How

    By Barbara Means, Marianne Bakia, Robert Murphy

    At a time when more and more of what people learn both in formal courses and in everyday life is mediated by technology, Learning Online provides a much-needed guide to different forms and applications of online learning. This book describes how online learning is being used in both K-12 and higher...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  26. Learning to Learn

    International perspectives from theory and practice

    Edited by Ruth Deakin Crick, CRISTINA STRINGHER, Kai Ren

    Learning to Learn provides a much needed overview and international guide to the field of learning to learn from a multidisciplinary lifelong and lifewide perspective. A wealth of research has been flourishing on this key educational goal in recent years. Internationally, it is considered to be one...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  27. Mutual Aid Universities (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Eric Midwinter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this collection of essays was the first account of the development of the University of the Third Age in Britain (U3A). Changing employment patterns and increasing pressure on traditional areas of secondary and higher education has led to the idea that learning can be a...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  28. Organizational Learning and Development

    From an Evidence Base

    By Paul Kearns

    It is now widely accepted that organizational maturity is dependent on being able to reorganize on a continuous basis and learn faster and more effectively than your competitors. Organizations that want to be sure they are competing at the highest level need clear indicators that their...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  29. Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China

    A multitheoretical and multidimensional analysis of successful businesswomen's everyday lives

    By Mary Ann Maslak

    Series: Routledge Research in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

    This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied, pertinent social theories, the book examines profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge