ERIC Number: ED437506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Wise Up. The Challenge of Lifelong Learning.
This book on lifelong learning has two overarching themes: the three Rs of learning power (resilience, resourcefulness, and reflectiveness) and a good learner's toolkit of learning strategies. An introduction previews the main conclusions. Chapter 1 explains how different communities can hold different beliefs about learning. Chapter 2 explores the importance of resilience to learning, an emotional business. Chapter 3 emphasizes a learner's need to be resourceful and identifies the first major compartment of the toolkit: immersion or learning through experience. Chapter 4 discusses the development of natural learning ability and learning amplifiers. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on the second and third main compartments of the toolkit: the world of imagination, and intellect and the ability to use symbolic media (language learning). Chapter 7 looks at what thinking is good for, how it works, and whether education develops it. Chapter 8 explores how language aids learning. Chapter 9 turns to the fourth compartment of the toolkit: intuition or soft thinking. Chapters 10-20 examine the following topics: ways in which the compartments interact; facets of reflection; the problem of transfer; a learner's use of technology; three social and cultural dimensions of learning: how we learn from, through, and with people; why learning is an important social issue now; learning to learn in the early years of home life, play school, and elementary school; whether learning power can be developed through schooling and higher education; workplace learning; and the future of learning. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Transfer of Training
Bloomsbury Publishing, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Books
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