Improving Learning Through the Life-Course
Learning Lives


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Improving Learning Through the Life-Course
Learning Lives

by Flora J. Macleod (Author)
by Phil Hodkinson (Author)
by Ivor F. Goodson (Author)
by Gert Biesta (Author)
by John Field (Author)



ISBN: 9780415573733


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Lifelong learning has become a mantra, but what does learning mean and do in the lives of adults? How has it changed over time and across generations? This book states that learning 'means and does' much more in people's lives than is acknowledged in policies in Britain and Europe.

The project has generated insights in how learning has changed over time and across generations, what the connections are with the changing world of work, what differences learning makes for life chances, how we can learn from life and for life, and how people's prospects of learning can be improved. Combining life history and life-course research with analysis of longitudinal survey data, this book provides important insights into the learning biographies and trajectories of adults. The book shows that learning means and does much more in people's lives than is often acknowledged by current education policy and politics. In doing so, it is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the role and potential of learning through the lifecourse.


ISBN 415573734
ISBN13 9780415573733
Publisher Routledge
Format Paperback
Publication date 21/02/2011
Pages 152
Weight (grammes) 204
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138

1. Learning, Identity and Agency in the Lifecourse
2. Informal Learning
3. Formal Education and Training
4 Narrative Learning
5. The Role of Generations
6. Positions and Dispositions
7. Improving Learning through the Lifecourse