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Improving Learning through the Lifecourse: Learning Lives

Improving Learning through the Lifecourse: Learning Lives

1st Edition

Gert Biesta, John Field, Phil Hodkinson, Flora J. Macleod, Ivor F. Goodson
February 21, 2011

Adult learning matters. There is now widespread agreement that modern countries depend on the creativity, skills and knowledge of the entire population for their prosperity. Many people talk of our future well-being in terms of a ‘knowledge economy’ or a ‘learning society’ in which every person’s...

Improving Research through User Engagement

Improving Research through User Engagement

1st Edition

Mark Rickinson, Judy Sebba, Anne Edwards
February 01, 2011

There are increasing calls for social science researchers to work more closely with research users. References to engaging users in and with research are now common in research funding requirements, national research strategies and large-scale research programmes. User engagement has therefore...

Improving Literacy at Work

Improving Literacy at Work

1st Edition

Alison Wolf, Karen Evans
November 08, 2010

Modern societies demand high levels of literacy. The written word is pervasive; individuals with poor literacy skills are deeply disadvantaged; and governments are increasingly pre-occupied with the contribution that skills can make to economic growth. As a result, the basic skills of adult workers...

Improving Mathematics at Work: The Need for Techno-Mathematical Literacies

Improving Mathematics at Work: The Need for Techno-Mathematical Literacies

1st Edition

Celia Hoyles, Richard Noss, Phillip Kent, Arthur Bakker
May 05, 2010

Improving Mathematics at Work questions the mathematical knowledge and skills that matter in the twenty-first century world of work, and studies how the use of mathematics in the workplace is evolving in the rapidly-changing context of new technologies and globalisation. Through a series of case...

Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education

Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education

1st Edition

John Brennan, Robert Edmunds, Muir Houston, David Jary, Yann Lebeau, Michael Osborne, John T.E. Richardson
December 03, 2009

Received the ‘highly commended’ award by the Society for Educational Studies for books published in 2010. What is learned in universities today? Is it what students expect to learn? Is it what universities say they learn? How far do the answers to questions such as these differ according to what,...

Improving Learning in a Professional Context: A Research Perspective on the New Teacher in School

Improving Learning in a Professional Context: A Research Perspective on the New Teacher in School

1st Edition

Jim McNally, Allan Blake
September 28, 2009

Improving Learning in a Professional Context provides vital new evidence on exactly how teachers learn to be teachers; evidence that is likely to affect and influence the profession for many years to come. Demonstrating that learning in schools is more than simple ‘cognitive’ knowledge of the...

Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education

Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education

1st Edition

Miriam David, Ann-Marie Bathmaker, Gill Crozier, Pauline Davis, Hubert Ertl, Alison Fuller, Geoff Hayward, Sue Heath, Chris Hockings, Gareth Parry, Diane Reay, Anna Vignoles, Julian Williams
September 17, 2009

Improving Learning by Widening Participation in Higher Education presents a strong and coherent rationale for improving learning for diverse students from a range of socio-economic, ethnic/racial and gender backgrounds within higher education, and for adults across the life course. Edited by...

Improving Learning in Later Life

Improving Learning in Later Life

1st Edition

Alexandra Withnall
July 14, 2009

With life expectancy increasing, there is growing emphasis on encouraging older people to continue learning. This comes as part of a strategy to allow them to remain healthy, independent and vitally engaged in society for as long as possible. All the same, policymakers have barely begun to address...

Improving the Context for Inclusion: Personalising Teacher Development through Collaborative Action Research

Improving the Context for Inclusion: Personalising Teacher Development through Collaborative Action Research

1st Edition

Andy Howes, S.M.B. Davies, Sam Fox
June 19, 2009

This timely book addresses the need for increasing multi-agency capacity in schools, as the success of initiatives such as ‘Every Child Matters’ or ‘personalised learning’ depends on teachers understanding the challenges faced by young people in learning effectively and happily in their school....

Improving Disabled Students' Learning: Experiences and Outcomes

Improving Disabled Students' Learning: Experiences and Outcomes

1st Edition

Mary Fuller, Jan Georgeson, Mick Healey, Alan Hurst, Katie Kelly, Sheila Riddell, Hazel Roberts, Elisabet Weedon
May 29, 2009

How do disabled students feel about their time at university? What practices and policies work and what challenges do they encounter? How do they view staff and those providing learning support?   This book sets out to show how disabled students experience university life today. The current...

Improving Working as Learning

Improving Working as Learning

1st Edition

Alan Felstead, Alison Fuller, Nick Jewson, Lorna Unwin
April 23, 2009

Interest in learning at work has captured the attention of many people around the world, often taking centre stage in policy debates about improving economic performance, prosperity and well-being. This book is about the learning that goes on in workplaces – ranging from offices, factories and...

Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum

Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the Curriculum

1st Edition

Roz Ivanic, Richard Edwards, David Barton, Marilyn Martin-Jones, Zoe Fowler, Buddug Hughes, Greg Mannion, Kate Miller, Candice Satchwell, June Smith
February 16, 2009

What's the problem with literacy at college? How might everyday literacy be harnessed for educational ends? Based on the first major study of literacy practices in colleges in the UK, this book explores the reading and writing associated with learning subjects across the college curriculum. It...

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