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The passion to learn : an inquiry into autodidactism

The passion to learn : an inquiry into autodidactism

Author: Joan Solomon
Publisher: London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is the first book to provide a detailed overview and analysis of autodidactism, or self-education. Autodidacts' strong preference for teaching themselves is likely to manifest itself, in childhood, as a pronounced resistance to formal schooling. However, in later life, an autodidact's passion for learning will emerge as they participate in open or distance learning or even take responsibility for devising,  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: 9780203329108 0203329104 9781134409266 1134409265 9781134409211 1134409214 9781134409259 1134409257 9780415304184 0415304180 9781138866393 1138866393 1280074213 9781280074219
OCLC Number: 826516542
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 219 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter Introduction --
chapter 1 Theories of learning and the range of autodidactism / JOAN SOLOMON --
chapter 2 Are autodidacts creative? / MARGARET BODEN --
chapter 3 Children in an interactive science centre / HELEN BROOKE --
chapter 4 Do autodidacts have EBD? / PAUL HOWARD --
chapter 5 Homo Ludens / ROBIN HODGKIN --
chapter 6 Learning to be a genetic counsellor --
chapter 7 Apprenticeship and lifelong learning --
chapter 8 Learning autonomously to be a primary mary teacher of science --
chapter 9 The scientist as autodidact / JOHN ZIMAN --
chapter 10 The autodidactic museum in France and other countries / PAUL CARO --
chapter 11 The useful arts / TIM HUNKIN --
chapter 12 Indian market women and their mathematics / ANITA RAMPAL --
chapter 13 How does resource-based learning help the self-directed learner? / EILEEN SCANLON --
chapter 14 Learning through project work at the University of Roskilde / ALBERT PAULSEN --
chapter 15 A long life of learning / JACK DIAMOND --
chapter 16 Common features / JOAN SOLOMON --
chapter 17 Useful theories, great and small / JOAN SOLOMON.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Solomon.


This inquiry into self-study provides fresh insight into the motivation to learn. Beginning and ending with comprehensive and stimulating discussions of learning theories, it includes fourteen case  Read more...


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'Solomon has performed a valuable service.' - John Vorhaus, University of London

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