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ERIC Number: ED441960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-537-9
Outcomes of Adult Learning: Taking the Debate Forward.
Jones, Huw, Ed.; Mace, Jackie, Ed.
The four papers in this collection are intended to stimulate debate in the adult education sector and to set the agenda for further development work. "Learning Outcomes: Towards a Synthesis of Progress" (Peter Lavender) provides a summary of recent efforts to identify, record, and value learning that does not lead to qualifications. "Learning Outcomes in a Non-Accredited Curriculum: A View from the Adult Education Sector" (John Vorhaus) distinguishes between learning outcomes and other outcomes of involvement in learning. It pays particular attention to the learner's perspective and the consequent issues that arise in measuring achievement. "'Standards' and the Measurement of the Learning Outcomes of Adult Students in Further Education" (Amanda Hayes) addresses the need to measure the most important outcomes of learning and the difficulty in establishing standards that are comparable and can contribute to value added measures. "Encouraging Adult Achievement" (Anna Reisenberger) sets the debate in the context of new policies for funding, inspection, and quality improvement that are being developed for the Learning and Skills Council. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).; National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)