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Billett, S. (2010). Learning through practice : models, traditions, orientations and approaches
Practice-based learning is the kind of education that comes from experiencing real work in real situations. Rather than being seen as a tool of first-time training, it is now viewed as a potentially important facet of professional development and life-long learning. This book provides perspectives on practice-based learning from a range of disciplines and fields of work.
Marchand, T.H.J (ed.) (2010) Making knowledge : : explorations of the indissoluble relation between mind, body and environment
Making Knowledge presents the work of leading anthropologists who promote pioneering approaches to understanding the nature and social constitution of human knowledge. The book offers a progressive interdisciplinary approach to the subject and covers a rich and diverse ethnography.
Billett, S. (2011). Vocational Education : purposes, traditions and prospects
This book discusses what constitutes vocational education as well as its key purposes, objects, formation and practices. In short, it seeks to outline and elaborate the nature of the project of vocational education. It addresses a significant gap in the available literature by providing a single text that elaborates the scope and diversity of the sector, its key objectives (i.e. vocations and occupations), its formation and development as an education sector, and the scope of its purposes and considerations in the curriculum.
Merriam, S. (2011). The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction
The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.
Looney, J. (2008). Teaching, learning and assessment for adults improving foundation skills
Many adults in OECD countries have low language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. The consequences of these low foundation skills span the economic, health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. Investment in this sector of adult education is therefore crucial. This study looks specifically inside the programmes for adult LLN learners, with a focus on formative assessment. Drawing upon evidence gathered in country reports, exemplary case studies and international literature reviews, it examines the impact and implementation of different teaching, learning and assessment practices for adult LLN learners
Merriam, S. (2011). The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
This essential resource is compiled by experts in the field and contains the best, most recent previously published literature on the contemporary issues and includes trends affecting adult education. Compelling to practitioners in the field as well as useful in foundations or introductory courses on adult education, it covers topics such as social justice; diversity and marginalization; human resource development; lifelong learning; globalization; the role of mass media and popular culture; technology; and heath, welfare, and environment, all within the context of adult education.