Lifelong Learning - Signs, Discourses, Practices

by Robin Usher, Richard Edwards

Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series Series

Lifelong Learning - Signs, Discourses, Practices Synopsis

This text explores the different ways in which the various social practices in which people participate becomes signed as learning, how and why that occurs and with what consequences. It takes seriously the linguistic turn in social theory to draw upon semiotics and poststructuralism through which to explore the significance of lifelong learning as an emerging discourse in education.

Lifelong Learning - Signs, Discourses, Practices Press Reviews

From the reviews: The aspiration of the authors is that their text will have interesting things to say about lifelong learning and the application of a semiotic approach. ... They have written a book that draws upon a range of intellectual resources to provide various significations of lifelong learning and this is a worthwhile project when set against the economism of education policy ... . In conclusion, this is a worthwhile text that would be of interest to research students and academics ... . (James Avis, Studies in the Education of Adults, Vol. 41 (1), Spring, 2009)

Book Information

ISBN: 9789048174003
Publication date: 18th November 2010
Author: Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Philosophy & theory of education, Education, Educational strategies & policy, Curriculum planning & development, Teaching skills & techniques,

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