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ERIC Number: ED416416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ways of Learning Weekend.
Lancaster Univ. (England).
This book is a collection of writing by students taking part in an adult basic education project from London and the North West of England. It illustrates ways students could think about and describe their experiences in as many ways as possible--on tape, in groups, and through writing. The writing is collected in five chapters. Chapter 1 offers descriptions and thoughts on the Ways of Learning Weekend in London and a residential weekend in Lancaster. Selections include: "The Weekend"; "Just Perfect"; "About Coming on the Weekend"; "More Comments about the Weekend"; "Lancaster University"; "I Was Frightened"; and "A Trip to Lancaster University." Chapter 2 contains thoughts on education. Selections include: "A Bad Learning Experience"; "Since I Start to Go to School"; "My Advice to Teachers"; "To Form a Student's Group"; "Letter to a Fellow Student"; "Happy to Be Here"; "When I Was at School"; "Find Another Way"; "Refugees"; "There Is No-one to Ask"; "I Wanted to Learn"; "No-one Could Hear My Cry"; "My First Job Was Cleaning"; "Now I'm Stuck"; "A Report about the New Study Centre"; "Working in a Group"; "Diary of My Return to Learning"; and "My School Days as Young Child." Chapter 3 includes thoughts on disability: "Some People Can Be Very Nasty"; "Dyslexia"; "Disablement Problems"; "What Is Disability?"; and "We Know Different." Chapter 4 has these "thoughts about ourselves": "Depression"; "My Mam's Dream"; "Anger"; "How I Remember"; "Chosen by My Mother"; "What Is Your Name?"; "Peoples Names Grow on Them"; "Looking Back to 1980"; "I Am a Superficial Man"; "The Joggers Life"; "Let People Express Themselves"; "Tonight I Lay Here"; "Life Back Home"; "Christmas Morning"; and "Finding a Job." Chapter 5 focuses on the Ways of Learning questionnaire designed and conducted by students. It summarizes responses and contains "Introduction to Fredrica's Report" (Evelyn Baptiste) and "A Research Report on Open Learning" (Fredrica Allan). (YLB)
Avanti Books, 8 Parsons Green, Boulton Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 4QG, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lancaster Univ. (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)