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Lifelong Learning : The Politics of the New Learning Environment - Geoffrey Elliott

Lifelong Learning

The Politics of the New Learning Environment

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Published: 1st November 1998
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The shift to a mass system of higher education has imposed immense pressures on teachers, students and educational institutions, but relatively little has been done to articulate and address the changes in pedagogy required. In this critique of the prevailing orthodoxy, Geoffrey Elliott explores the imperatives of a mass system through data drawn from a study of access- and foundation-year students and their teachers. He focuses attention on the implications and implementation of the Dearing, Kennedy and Fryer reports and the potential impact of new technology on education. Arguing that our present conceptions of education are narrow and market-led, he proposes an alternative, pedagogy-based system to establish a society truly capable of lifelong learning.

Mass higher education has led to increased student numbers to such an extent that institutions, and the staff within them, are under pressure. Teaching staff in particular are expected to maintain standards within a given pedagogic practice. Elliot criticises the prevailing orthodoxy and using access and foundation year students and teachers explores the implications and implementation of the Dearing, Fryer and Kennedy reports. He argues that current concepts of education are narrow and market led and proposes an alternative system to establish a genuine lifelong learning. -- Higher Education Review

1. What's going on? 2. Sources, courses and educational discourses. 3. Lifelong learning what? 4. 'Before I never looked in the back.' 5. 'I'm a me.' 6. Darkness visible. 7. Education, education, education reports. 8. A very long and heavy document. References. Index.

ISBN: 9781853025808
ISBN-10: 1853025801
Series: Higher Education Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.55  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.24