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Annotation. â&€&œGriff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favourâ&€¦ Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of studyâ&€¦ an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers."Journal of Education and Work â&€&œ[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning.â&€& Talisman â&€&œThis timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice.â&€& â&€&“ Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Griff Foley
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release Book : 2004-01-01
Download Book : 335 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780335225040


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A comprehensive introduction to adult education and vocational training from leading international educators.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Griff Foley
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release Book : 2004-03-01
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1741142822


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Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning describes the dynamics of how adults learn--and how their perceptions are transformed by learning--as a framework for formulating educational theory and practice. It presents an in-depth analysis of the ways in which adults learn, how they make meaning of the learning experience, and how their lives can be transformed by it.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Jack Mezirow
Publisher : Jossey-Bass
Release Book : 1991-05-07
Download Book : 247 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015021975639


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Learning is an inseparable part of human experience. Understanding how adults learn and applying that expertise to practical everyday situations and relationships opens the window on a broader understanding of the capacity of the human mind. Dorothy MacKeracher's Making Sense of Adult Learning was first published in 1996, and was acclaimed for its readability and value as a reference tool. For the second edition of this essential work, MacKeracher has reorganized and revised many of the chapters to bring the text up-to-date for contemporary use. Concepts are presented from learning-centred and learner-centred perspectives, while related learning and teaching principles provide ideas about how one may enable others to learn more effectively. Written for people preparing to become adult educators, Making Sense of Adult Learning provides background information about the nature of adult learning and the characteristics that typify adult learners. This new edition will be quick to assert its place as the premier guide in the field.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Dorothy MacKeracher
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2004-11-01
Download Book : 315 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442690493


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Learning Patterns in Higher Education brings together a cutting edge international team of contributors to critically review our current understanding of how students and adults learn, how differences and changes in the way students learn can be measured in a valid and reliable way, and how the quality of student learning may be enhanced. There is substantial evidence that students in higher education have a characteristic way of learning, sometimes called their learning orientation (Biggs 1988), learning style (Evans et al. 2010) or learning pattern (Vermunt and Vermetten 2004). However, recent research in the field of student learning has resulted in multi-faceted and sometimes contradictory results which may reflect conceptual differences and differences in measurement of student learning in each of the studies. This book deals with the need for further clarification of how students learn in higher education in the 21st century and to what extent the measurements often used in learning pattern studies are still up to date or can be advanced with present methodological and statistical insights to capture the most important differences and changes in student learning. The contributions in the book are organized in two parts: a first conceptual and psychological part in which the dimensions of student learning in the 21st century are discussed and a second empirical part in which questions related to how students’ learning can be measured and how it develops are considered. Areas covered include: Cultural influences on learning patterns Predicting learning outcomes Student centred learning environments and self-directed learning Mathematics learning This indispensable book covers multiple conceptual perspectives on how learning patterns can be described and effects and developments can be measured, and will not only be helpful for ‘learning researchers’ as such but also for educational researchers from the broad domain of educational psychology, motivation psychology and instructional sciences, who are interested in student motivation, self-regulated learning, effectiveness of innovative learning environments, as well as assessment and evaluation of student characteristics and learning process variables.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : David Gijbels
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2013-09-11
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781134633524


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The book presents five significant areas of learning within professional programmes of preparation most applicable to student nurses and midwives in their pre-registration education but also with relevance to other learners on healthcare related disciplines. This volume has emerged from several sources: the editor’s role as a Director for Learning and Teaching in Adult, Child Nursing and Midwifery and also from an EU funded project looking at quality benchmarks and assuring clinical learning environments (HEALINT). The Francis Report (Francis 2013) and the Shape of Caring Report (Willis 2015) highlighted challenges related to practice learning and mark a renewed focus in its overall significance (Morley et al 2017). In addition to discussions regarding models of support in practice, there is also a clear emphasis on the need for nurses to have the knowledge and skills to undertake more flexible roles and an increasing requirement for nurses to have higher order knowledge and skills at the point of registration, according to the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2017). The book will meet these new educational needs especillay for educators working in Nurse and midwife colleges.The new standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing were published in 2018, with all higher education institutions (HEIs) approved to deliver the programme from September 2019. This creates a demand for a publication which explores the potential impact of a new education approach and issues with preparation (teaching and learning) for nurses and the breadth and dimensions of teaching and learning. NMC proposed roles of Practice Supervisor, Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor will not have a prescribed preparation programme and universities and practice partners will be seeking guidance and direction in developing local programmes of preparation.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Sheila Cunningham
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Book : 2020-03-18
Download Book : 101 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783030397678


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With digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing, the world of work is changing. The extent to which individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult learning systems to help people develop relevant skills ...

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Author Book : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release Book : 2019-02-13
Download Book : 132 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9789264311756


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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.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Henning Salling Olesen
Publisher : Brill - Sense
Release Book : 2019-12-05
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9004420266


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This popular text examines literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective. It "unpackages" the various dimensions of literacy--linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental--and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. The goal is to provide a conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Stephen B. Kucer
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2004-12-13
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135613297


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More than a third of all adult Canadians take part in some form of adult education activity each year. The papers contained in this volume deal with the history and nature of adult education in Canada, with particular emphasis on the last sixty years. The majority deal with the field as a whole in Canada and the rest with the author's home province, British Columbia. Among the themes which are stressed in these essays and articles are: the impact on the field of its increasing professionalization; the relationship between developments in adult education and the social and cultural evolution of Canadian society as a whole; the leadership provided in the field by the Canadian Association for Adult Education; and finally, the particular contributions of certain key leaders.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Gordon Selman
Publisher : Thompson Educational Publishing
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 449 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1550770748