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Principles and Practice of Informal Education : Learning Through Life - Linda Deer

Principles and Practice of Informal Education

Learning Through Life

By: Linda Deer (Editor), Mary Wolfe (Editor), Linda Deer Richardson (Editor)

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Published: 23rd August 2001
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This new and exciting text is aimed at informal educators involved in youth work, community work and adult education and health promotion. The contributors explore the principles and practice of informal education and focus, in particular, on the notion of 'working with' which is central to practice, in this sector. The book argues for an approach which is relevant to a number of professional fields and which focuses on a way of working rather than upon a specific target group.
The book looks at the role of an educator in informal education and youth work settings. Comprehensive and analytical, it looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education. The authors discuss the practical side of teaching from the setting, programme planning and communication to activity-based work, one-to-one case work, formal group work and managing the work load. Finally the book analyses developing professional practice, the use of line management and supervision, and evaluation of work.

Exploring Education
On Being and Educator
What is Informal Education
First Lessons: Historical Perspectives on Informal Education
Working With
Working with People as an Informal Educator
Professional Values in Informal Education Work
Confidentiality and Professional Practice
Learning from Experience
Relationships and Learning
Working with Networks and Organisations in the Community
Elemants of Practice
Conversation
Place, Space and Informal Education
Programme Planning
Activities
One-to-one Case Work
Developing Professional Practice
Managing Work
'We Become Experts': Working with Basic Education Students as Researchers
Using Line Management for Professioanl Development
Using Supervision for Professioanl Development
Evaluation of the Work
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ISBN: 9780415216890
ISBN-10: 0415216893
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.15  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1