ERIC Number: ED528201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-15
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The Routledge International Handbook of Learning. Routledge International Handbooks of Education
Jarvis, Peter, Ed.; Watts, Mary, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
As our understanding of learning focuses on the whole person rather than individual aspects of learning, so the process of learning is beginning to be studied from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines. This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the contemporary research into learning: it brings together a diverse range of specialties with chapters written by leading scholars throughout the world from a wide variety of different approaches. The International Handbook of Learning captures the complexities of the learning process in seven major parts. Its 55 chapters are sub-divided in seven parts: (1) Learning and the person: senses, cognitions, emotions, personality traits and learning styles; (2) Learning across the lifespan; (3) Life-wide learning; (4) Learning across the disciplines: covering everything from anthropology to neuroscience; (5) Meaning systems' interpretation; (6) Learning and disability; and (7) Historical and contemporary learning theorists. Written by international experts, this book is the first comprehensive multi-disciplinary analysis of learning, packing a diverse collection of research into one accessible volume. Part I, Learning and the Person, contains the following: (1) Learning and the Senses (Paul Martin and Viv Martin); (2) Learning Cognitions/Cognitive Learning/Learning and Cognition (Knud Illeris); (3) Learning a Role: Becoming a Nurse (Michelle Camilleri); (4) Self-Constructed Activity, Work Analysis, and Occupational Training: an Approach to Learning Objects for Adults (Marc Durand); (5) Emotional Intelligence (Betty Rudd); (6) Language and Learning (Bernard Camilleri); (7) Gender and Learning--Feminist Perspectives (Julia Preece); (8) Identity and Learning (Lyn Tett); (9) Thinking Styles and Learning (Li-Fang Zhang); and (10) Non-Learning (Peter Jarvis). Part II, Learning Across the Life-Span, contains the following: (11) Learning in Early Childhood (Christine Stephen); (12) The School Years (Kristiina Kumpulainen); (13) Crossing boundaries: Harnessing Funds of Knowledge in Dialogic Inquiry across Formal and Informal Learning Environments (Lasse Lipponen); (14) Young People and Learning (Rachel Brooks); (15) Adult Learning: Andragogy versus Pedagogy or from Pedagogy to Andragogy (Peter Jarvis); (16) Exploring Learning in Midlife (Jo-Anne H. Willment); (17) The Older Adult in Education (Mary Alice Wolf); (18) Lifelong Learning in Long-Term Care Settings (Alexandra Withnall); (19) The Biographical Approach to Lifelong Learning (Peter Alheit); (20) Learning from our Lives (John Field); (21) Psychological Development (Mark Tennant); and (22) Transformative Learning (Patricia Cranton and Edward W. Taylor). Part III, Learning Sites, contains the following: (23) Informal Learning--Everyday Living (Paul Hager); (24) Self-Directed Learning (Katarina Popovic); (25) Learning at the Site of Work (Stephen Billett); (26) Organisational Learning won't be Turned off (Bente Elkjaer); (27) E-learning (m-learning) (Susannah Quinsee); (28) Sleep-dependent Learning (Daan R. van der Veen and Simon N. Archer); (29) Learning and Violence (Shahrzad Mojab and Bethany J. Osborne); and (30) Aesthetic Education (Lars Ilum). Part IV, Learning and Disability, contains the following: (31) Learning, Sensory Impairment Physical Disability (Joanna Beazley Richards); (32) Autism Spectruitions and Learning (Mary Watts); (33) Reading Disability (Julian G. Elliott and Elena L. Grigorenko); and (34) On Becoming a Person in Society: the Person with Dementia (Kay de Vries). Part V, Learning across the Disciplines "Human and Social Sciences", contains the following: (35) Human-centric Learning and Post-human Experimentation (Richard Edwards); (36) Piaget's Constructivism and Adult Learning (Etienne Bourgeois); (37) Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Learning and the Subject called the Learner (Linden West); (38) Sociology and Learning (Martin Dyke and Ian Bryant); (39) Anthropology and Learning (Peggy Froerer); (40) Learning in a Complex World (Mark Olssen); (41) Perspectives on Geography and Learning (Johanna L. Waters); (42) Learning as a Microhistorical Process (Christina Toren Natural Sciences); (43) Evolution (Ian Abrahams and Michael Reiss); (44) The Brain and Learning (John Stein); (45) Cognitive Neurophysiology--Promoting Neuroergonomics of Learning (Anu Holm and Kiti Muller); (46) Pharmacology and Learning (Roberta Stasyk). Part VI, Learning and Religious and Meaning Systems, contains the following: (47) Buddhist Theory of Education (Caroline Brazier and David Brazier); (48) Christianity (Jeff Astley); (49) The Confucian Learning: Learning to Become Fully Human (Qi Sun); (50) Exploring Aspects of Learning in Hindu Philosophy (Prem Kumar); and (51) Learning Within Context of Faith and the Intellect: a Thinking Islam (Naznin Hirji). Part VII, Geographic Cultural Systems--Broader Perspectives, contains the following: (52) Jewish Ways of Learning (Gabriela Ruppin-Shand and Michael Shire); (53) Remodelling Learning on an African Cultural Heritage of Ubuntu (Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko and Oitshepile MmaB Modise); (54) Indian Culture and Learning (Sunil Behari Mohanty); (55) The Challenges of Adult Learning in Latin America: from Literacy to Lifelong Learning (Tim Ireland).
Descriptors: Learning, Perception, Cognitive Processes, Nurses, Adult Education, Job Training, Emotional Intelligence, Language, Feminism, Sex, Identification, Cognitive Style, Early Childhood Education, Informal Education, Inquiry, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Health Services, Individual Development, Transformative Learning, Independent Study, Workplace Learning, Electronic Learning, Sleep, Violence, Aesthetic Education, Physical Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Difficulties, Dementia, Constructivism (Learning), Psychiatry, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Evolution, Brain, Cognitive Science, Neurology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Religion, Islam, Judaism, African Culture, Asian Culture, Latin American Culture, Literacy, Foreign Countries
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