Limit search to available items
Book Cover
E-book

Title Rethinking work and learning : adult and vocational education for social sustainability / edited by Peter Willis, Stephen McKenzie, Roger Harris
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, [2009]
©2009
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  

Copies

Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 273 pages)
Series UNESCO-UNEVOC book series ; v. 9
UNESCO-UNEVOC book series ; v. 9
Contents From the contents Foreword. Knowledgments -- Part I: Social sustainability perspectives in adult and vocational education -- Part II: Foundations for social sustainability in adult and vocational education -- Part III: Creating spaces for social sustainability in adult and vocational education -- Part IV: Adult and vocational education for social sustainability in action. Contributors. Index
Summary This volume brings together an international group of contributors to explore ways in which social sustainability can be integrated into Adult and Vocational Education (AVE) practices. While it is clear that given the rapid change of work, job-specific training for adults is clearly vital the world over, it is argued here that job-specific training needs re-orientation to include life-specific learning as well. This can come about when the learning opportunities to which citizens have access prepare them for participation in work which is economically productive and at the same time engages them in related civic activities which promote environmental and social sustainability. The re-orientation of current AVE systems can be achieved in two ways: by broadening the educational agenda to include elements of environmental science, politics and the arts, and by including more dialogic and collaborative teaching and learning styles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Vocational education.
Adult education.
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Form Electronic book
Author Willis, Peter (Lecturer in Education)
McKenzie, Stephen.
Harris, Roger (Educator)
ISBN 1402089635
1402089643 (electronic bk.)
9781402089633
9781402089640 (electronic bk.)