Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy and a leftist agenda. The vocabulary of that movement was appropriated in the 1990s by other interests with a very different performativist agenda emphasizing effectiveness and economic outcomes. This change of interest, described in the book, has signified the death of education. The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the works of a broad range of philosophers and thinkers - notably MacIntyre, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, and Baudrillard. In addition, it raises important questions about postmodern and poststructuralist responses to education in the postmodern world. Its comprehensiveness and historical background make it an essential textbook for theoretical courses in lifelong learning and in educational theory in general. A broad range of interests and subject matter make it important reading for educators, policy specialists, media specialists, researchers on the subject of lifelong learning and on the relation between education and the postmodern world, political theorists, philosophers, and philosophers of education.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-11-01 - Publisher: A&C Black
As an approach to the diverse and shifting learning needs of today, the learning society labours under a definitional generosity which has led to three different models evolving with competing claims. This book traces the history of the concept and lucidly lays out these three interpretive models: learning for work,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Peter Lang
Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy
Authors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Staff, OECD. Publishing, Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques. Centre pour la recherche et l' innovation dans l' enseignement, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France)., Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-02-29 - Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
This book is an ambitious attempt to address issues of knowledge production and sharing through a better understanding of knowledge and learning processes at a sectorial level.
Authors: Dunne, Elisabeth (Staff Development Unit, University of Exeter)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-12 - Publisher: Routledge
This text provides perspectives in British and international interpretations of a learning society and what the roles of core skills are. The book covers what should be happening in theory and what is happening in practice and develops a critical awareness of the issues.