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Knowledge, Power and Learning

Knowledge, Power and Learning

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December 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is a very useful collection. It brings a wide range of articles on aspects of learning in different settings - from high tech companies in Cambridge to school classrooms' - Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

`This book will stimulate thought in any reader and could be of interest to academics in all subjects, or to educational developers - although it may be of particular use to students of cultural studies, education and communications' - Escalate

`Knowledge, Power and Learning will be of interest to many adult educators who are interested in the "lifelong learning" age and makes, too a contribution to the relatively scarce literature concerned with the school curriculum in this "lifelong learning" perspective' - Studies in the Education of Adults

New technologies are altering the relationship between knowledge, power and learning. The explosion of information resulting from the proliferation of Internet use has led to new questions about the nature of knowledge and how it is legitimated. At the same time, the new emphasis on learning as a lifelong process is changing relationships between teachers and learners and focusing on the multiplicity of sites in which learning can take place. This book considers the influence of the `information age' on the changing relationship between power and knowledge and how this affects learning in a wide range of situations, from the school to the learning organization and from the musical conservatoire to the high-tech workplace.

Carrie Paechter
Knowledge, Power and Learning

Carrie Paechter
Power, Gender and Curriculum
Doreen Massey
Blurring the Binaries
High-Tech in Cambridge

Richard Edwards
Meeting Individual Learner Needs
Power, Subject, Subjection

Robin Usher
Telling a Story about Research and Research as Story-Telling
Postmodern Approaches to Social Research

David Guile and Michael Young
Apprenticeship as a Conceptual Basis for a Social Theory of Learning
Tara Fenwick
Questioning the Concept of the Learning Organization
John Sloboda
What Is Skill and How Is It Acquired?
Michael Eraut
Theories of Professional Expertise
Pip Eastop
Teaching Self-Teaching
Peter Scrimshaw
Computers and the Teacher's Role
Jane Kenway
The Information Super-Highway and Postmodernity
The Social Promise and the Social Price

Carrie Paechter
Schooling and the Ownership of Knowledge

`Knowledge, Power and Learning will be of interest to many adult educators who are interested in the "lifelong learning" age and makes, too a contribution to the relatively scarce literature concerned with the school curriculum in this "lifelong learning" perspective' - Studies in the Education of Adults

This is must read for anyone involved (or seeking to become involved) in lifelong learning. Key issues of the relationship between power and lifelong learning are considered in depth in light of of the impact the changing relationships between educators and learners caused by technology. I would recommend all adult educators treat this book as essential reading.

Mr Sam Emmett
Early Childhood Education, Glyndwr University
July 1, 2019

Very good to use with alternative viewpoints so that students can discuss and debate.

Dr Harriet Dismore
School of Education, Southampton University
November 20, 2013

While this is a useful text, the topics covered fall outwith the scope of our course.

Mrs Mhairi Freeman
Education , Aberdeen University
August 19, 2013

Having only briefly glanced at this point, I would be inclined to recommend that this text would be useful for students' extended knowledge and independent study, rather than as a core text.

It is detailed and relevant to the discourse of legitimation of knowledge which is particularly relavant in our current journey towards a 'knowledge' economy.

Mr Graeme Athey
Special Education , Wiltshire College
July 25, 2013

Interesting and informative perspective on knowledge, power and learning in lifelong learning. Of beneficial use to those working across sectors.

Miss Jayne Maltby
Adult Education, Hull City Council
July 19, 2012

As always, the Learning Matters gives a readable text. Chapter 7 is likely to ignite some reflection for my students to consider skills acquisition.
Some good references provided.

Provides a readable perspective for students who have completed the confinements of ITE and are now starting to critically consider learnings and its relationships.

Will either have as recommended or supplemental for a new Masters in professional development for teachers.

I enjoyed it too. A text that I could take around with me and manage a chapter whenever or wherever.

Mrs Nicola Sowe
NBS Consultancy and Training, NBS Consultancy and Training (Teaching and Learning)
February 20, 2012

Excellent articles on power in knowledge and learning

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
November 10, 2011

There is much value in this book, especially for those into the more 'technological advancements in education. But because the focus for me is on higher education and widening participation a lot of the text is outside the area of research and focus.

Mr Gerard Ryan
Business Department, Staffordshire University
January 21, 2011

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