Life, Work and Learning (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education v.14)
By: David Beckett (author), Paul J. Hager (author)Hardback
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In both paid and unpaid work contexts adults learn powerfully from their experiences. In this book, the authors argue that this should be the basis for a new perception of what is truly educational in life. Drawing on the works of Aristotle, Wittgenstein and Russell, along with contemporary conceptual work, they use both philosophical argument and empirical example to establish their view. This work will be of essential interest to philosophers of education and educational theorists worldwide. It will also interest teachers, trainers, facilitators, and all those with an interest in adult and vocational education.
Part I: Describing the Richness of Practice1. Introduction: Life in the Swamp2. Know How: Practice at Close Quarters3. Practical Judgement: The Basis of Embodied, Situated Practice4. Policies and Contexts: The Socio-Cultural Shaping of PracticePart II: Theorising Practices5. Introduction: Celebrating the Swamp6. Practice at Work and Informal Learning7. Holism/Organicism: Epistemological Implications of Practice-Based Learning at Work8. Conceptualising Practice in Postmodernity9. Know-How and Judgement in Postmodernity
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