ERIC Number: EJ810293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 32
Troubling Adult Learning in the Present Time
Hill, Robert J.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n119 p83-92 Fall 2008
The French philosopher Michel Foucault asks, "What's going on just now? What's happening to everyone? What is this world, this period, this precise moment in which everyone is living? Answers to these questions have a profound impact on learning. Before probing Foucault's questions regarding the nature of this precise moment and how they relate to learning, the author briefly looks at what has shaped the present time. The author then raises the prospect of a newly emerging epistemological ecotone where adult learning has characteristics of both foundational (modern) and postmodern ways of knowing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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