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Theory and Practice of Learning

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ISBN-10: 0749438592

ISBN-13: 9780749438593

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Jarvis, John Holford, Colin Griffin

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'The Theory and Practice of Learning' explores the basic theories of learning, how they have developed, and how they can be put into practice.
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Peter Jarvis is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey, UK

The authors
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
The emergence of lifelong learning
From childhood to adult to lifelong
From the few to the many
From learning as process to learning as an institutional phenomenon
From education and training to learning
From teacher-centred to student-centred education
Liberal to vocational and human resource development
From theoretical to practical
From single discipline to multidisciplinary to integrated knowledge
From knowledge as truth to knowledge as relative/information/narrative/discourse
From rote learning to learning as reflection
From welfare needs to market demands (wants)
From classical curriculum to romantic curriculum to programme
From face-to-face to distance e-learning
The social background of lifelong learning
The focus on change
Characteristics of modern societies
Education and modern society
The forces of change
Learning and the postmodern condition
Behaviourist approaches to learning
The problem of definition
Behavioural theorists
Teaching and learning
Cognitivist theories
Jean Piaget
Lev Vygotsky
Jack Mezirow
Social learning
Learning, culture and social roles
Mead and the social construction of self
Bandura and social learning theory
Collective learning
Experiential learning
The nature of experience
The nature of experiential learning
Reflections of experiential learning
Types of learning
Authors and their terminology
A process of synthesis
Culture and learning
How do women learn?
Women's identity and morality: the work of Carol Gilligan
Women's ways of knowing
Do Chinese learners learn differently?
Self-directed learning
Cyril Houle
Allen Tough
Malcolm Knowles
Stephen Brookfield
From theory to practice
Self-directed learning and public policy
Contracts and learning
The search for predictability
Contracts and markets
Learning contracts: self-direction and personal autonomy
Contracts and competence
The 'contracting society'
Learning contracts and modular learning
The language of contracts
Contracts and freedom
Open and distance learning
Traditional education and closed institutions
Defining open learning
Open learning and distance education
Theories of distance education
From theory to practice
Work-based and problem-based learning
Learning at work
A brief history of learning at work
Training and the changing workplace
Developing 'human resources'
The learning organization
The historical evolution of the learning organization
Defining the learning organization
Landmark contributors
A critical perspective
Assessing learning
The traditional approach to assessment
Contemporary issues in assessment
Further reading