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The passion to learn : an inquiry into autodidactism

Author: Joan Solomon
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to provide a detailed overview and analysis of autodidactism, or self-education. Beginning and ending with comprehensive and stimulating discussions of learning theories, The Passion to Learn includes fourteen case studies of autodidactism in informal learning situations. These wide-ranging case studies reflect the inherent diversity of autodidactism, yet four common themes emerge:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Solomon
ISBN: 0203329104 9780203329108 1280074213 9781280074219 9786610074211 6610074216
OCLC Number: 252926064
Notes: Originally pub.: London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 221 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: edited by Joan Solomon.

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This is the first book to provide a detailed overview and analysis of autodidactism, or self-education. Beginning and ending with comprehensive and stimulating discussions of learning theories, The Passion to Learn includes fourteen case studies of autodidactism in informal learning situations. These wide-ranging case studies reflect the inherent diversity of autodidactism, yet four common themes emerge: emotional/cognitive balance; learning environment; life mission; and ownership of learning. The final chapter addresses the implications of autodidactism for educational theory, research, philosophy and psychology. This inquiry into autodidactism provides fresh insight into the motivation to learn. It shows how closely cognition, emotion and sensory perception act together in learning processes and draws upon memory studies, neurobiology, complexity theory and philosophy to illuminate the findings.; At a time when such issues as participation in education, lifelong learning and alternative, non-formal modes of teaching and learning are in the forefront of international educational discourse, this fascinating, inspiring and timely book will be of great interest to anyone involved in the practice or policy of teaching and learning. Joan Solomon Margaret Boden Helen Brooks Paul Howard Robin A.

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