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Dyke, Martin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The paper explores the work of Peter Jarvis related to learning with particular reference to his definitions of learning and his models of the learning process. This exploration will consider different approaches to experiential learning and demonstrate the contribution Jarvis has made, noting how his writing on the subject has changed over time.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Criticism, Educational Philosophy
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper explores how Peter Jarvis's work offers a comprehensive grounding in many of the key principles and insights offered through the field of adult education. His work directs us to the different factors--psychological, social, economic and political required for understanding lifelong learning contexts. As scholars and educators, he…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Benefits, Adult Education, Learning Theories
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Wright, Robin Redmon; Sandlin, Jennifer A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article focuses on the intersection of three areas of Peter Jarvis's work that have profoundly influenced the field of adult education generally and the authors own research trajectories, in particular: (a) learning from everyday life and in social context, (b) incidental and tacit learning in consumer societies in a globalised world (i.e.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning
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Le Cornu, Alison – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Both Jarvis and theories of Christian Religious Education (CRE) emphasise that learning develops the whole person, yet they differ in their understandings of how and why this is the case. Jarvis's experiential learning theory begins "from below" with experience, whereas many approaches of CRE begin with the end result: individuals…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Mentors, Self Concept
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Lee, Moosung – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article explores and explains the subjectivity of self-helping adult learners, as depicted in contemporary, best-selling self-help books. It interrogates how those self-help texts embody particular features of self-helping subjectivity by appropriating neoliberalist perspectives on self and the world. It illuminates four salient features of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Bias, Self Help Programs, Help Seeking
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Tuckett, Alan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article analyses policy and practice in social and cultural education for adults in England in the post Second World War era, beginning with the flowering of municipal adult education and the expansion of university extra-mural provision. It tracks the emerging policy focus on extending participation to under-represented groups, and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Educational History
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Field, John; Schemmann, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The article analyses how citizenship is conceptualised in policy documents of four key international organisations. The basic assumption is that public policy has not turned away from adult learning for active citizenship, but that there are rather new ways in which international governmental organisations conceptualise and in some cases seek to…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Lifelong Learning, Educational Philosophy, Adult Learning
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Holford, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in the study of adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This paper sets out his intellectual and professional biography, maps the main contours of his work and introduces fourteen papers by leading scholars devoted to his work. Five broad phases in Jarvis' life are identified:…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Learning Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Preece, Julia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reflects on Peter Jarvis' book "Globalisation, lifelong learning and the learning society," volume 2--in which he describes human learning within a global context and factors contributing to globalisation. He describes the relationship of power between countries manifested as the superstructure and sub structure. The paper…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories, Correlation
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West, Linden – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis emphasised relationships in education: people in the West assumed we were born as individuals but we are relationally embedded from the outset and learn to become social beings. This paper is concerned with how we learn democratic sensibilities with a prime focus on "liberal" workers' education in the United Kingdom and the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values
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Illeris, Knud – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
By comparing Peter Jarvis' understanding of learning with two other approaches--which Jarvis himself has referred to as "the most comprehensive": Etienne Wenger's "social theory of learning" and my own psychologically oriented theory of "the three dimensions of learning"--it becomes evident that Jarvis' understanding…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories
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Wildemeersch, Danny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The arrival of newcomers in our societies "impinges upon us" (Peter Jarvis). Adult and continuing education are invited to take a stance. In response to this, I explore how relevant citizenship education for and with newcomers can be conceived of. In the first place, I explore how the arrival of newcomers triggers ambivalent reactions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Immigrants
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
China is trying to develop better outcomes for students, build world-class institutions and ascend global university rankings. Beijing also wants to jettison the notion it is the workshop of the world and embrace a culture of innovation. Peter Jarvis thinks the world would be a better place if ordinary people were given convivial spaces wherein…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dymock, Darryl – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Between 1965 and 1972, the Australian Government undertook a scheme of National Service, selecting 20-year-old men by ballot for 2-year terms in the Australian Army. Almost 64,000 men were called up, including some 300 school teachers who were posted to the Territory of Papua and New Guinea (TPNG) with the Royal Australian Army Educational Corps,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Military Service, Military Personnel
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Thomas, Eryn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article examines the effects of synthesising existing theoretical approaches to understanding the effects of adult learning. The paper focuses on aspects of the findings of a small Australian research project that explored the significance of everyday learning in people's lives. One key part of the research involved examining and synthesising…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Experience
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