ERIC Number: ED416376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Sense of Achievement: Outcomes of Adult Learning.
Foster, Pablo; Howard, Ursula; Reisenberger, Anna
FE Matters, v2 n3 1997
This report, which is an outgrowth of the Further Education Development Agency's (FEDA's) Learning Outcomes study, explores ways of identifying, recording, and valuing adult learners' goals and achievements in learning opportunities that are not designed to lead to qualifications. The following topics are discussed in the report's six chapters: the diverse and complex reasons for learning and increasing recognition of the inadequacy of existing procedures for formally assessing and accrediting education in the United Kingdom; the context, background, and approach of the FEDA study; current thinking regarding learning outcomes (the National Vocational Qualifications outcomes model, open college networks and the credit framework, and the issues of accreditation for organizations that maintain a broader mission of adult learning); practical application of learning outcomes in five case studies; practical frameworks for developing learning outcomes strategies; and movement toward a culture of lifelong learning. Appended are the following: specification of the Further Education Funding Council's and local authorities' duties regarding provision of lifelong learning opportunities; overview of activities conducted to investigate different conceptions of learning outcomes and related issues; membership of the FEDA colloquium and consultative group; FEDA specification of learning outcomes; and sample forms. The bibliography lists 20 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Attitude Change, Check Lists, Data Collection, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Records (Forms), Student Certification, Student Educational Objectives
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (7.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom