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Towards a comprehensive theory of human learning : lifelong learning and the learning society

Author: Peter Jarvis
Publisher: London : New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Series: Lifelong learning and the learning society, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, the first in a forthcoming series, concentrates on the processes of human learning and considers the fact that research into learning itself has hitherto been unsystematic and, for a while, mainly psychological. In the first section of this book the author argues that learning is existential, and so its study must be complex and interdisciplinary. A number of the existing theories of learning are then  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jarvis
ISBN: 0415355400 9780415355407 0415355419 9780415355414 041533540X 9780415335409 0415335418 9780415335416
OCLC Number: 60671759
Description: xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A philosophical perspective on human learning --
2. It is the person who learns --
3. Learning in the social context --
4. Experience --
from which we learn --
5. The transformation of experience --
6. The person : changing and becoming more experienced --
7. Lifelong learning --
8. Learning and action --
9. Cognitive theories --
10. Emotions and learning --
11. Experiential learning --
12. Towards a comprehensive theory of human learning?
Series Title: Lifelong learning and the learning society, v. 1.
Responsibility: Peter Jarvis.
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This book provides a comprehensive and existential theory of individual learning throughout the lifespan.  Read more...

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