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Lifelong Learning Book Series

Promoting, Assessing, Recognizing and Certifying Lifelong Learning

International Perspectives and Practices

Editors: Halttunen, Timo, Koivisto, Mari, Billett, Stephen (Eds.)

  • Contributes to the unexplored area of recognition of prior learning in higher education institutions
  • Presents a genuinely international perspective on modernization of higher education by researchers, developers and practitioners
  • Builds links to educational policies such as training university graduates with the 21st Century attributes and increasing the working life relevance of higher education
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About this book

This book offers an international perspective on the growing interest worldwide in lifelong learning, particularly as it relates to learning beyond compulsory education and initial occupational preparation: across working life. Much of this interest is driven by key social and economic imperatives associated with the changing requirements of work and working life, the transformation of many occupations and lengthening working lives. The concerns in lifelong learning are also associated with individuals being able to engage in learning about cultural and social topics and practices that they had not so far. It is important to understand how this learning can be assessed, recognized and certified. Many in workforces across the world learn much of the knowledge that is required to maintain their employability through that work. Yet, that learning and that competency remains without recognition and certification while this could be particularly helpful for individuals seeking to sustain their employability or to extend their work into new occupations or workplaces. The first section of this book sets out the overall project and outlines the key concepts and issues. It illustrates why there is a need for promoting and recognizing lifelong learning and explains some of the terminology, concepts and key considerations. The second section informs about a range of policies and practices that are currently being deployed or have been deployed across a range of countries within Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. The last section comprises of contributions emphasizing the ways in which the assessment of workers learning takes place in different occupational contexts and different cultural contexts. The final chapter outlines how a systemic approach to recognizing lifelong learning might progress for a country which is promoting a continuing education and training system largely outside of tertiary education institutions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Promoting and Recognising Lifelong Learning: Introduction

    Halttunen, Timo (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Conceptualising Lifelong Learning in Contemporary Times

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 19-35

  • New Skills for New Jobs: Work Agency as a Necessary Condition for Successful Lifelong Learning

    Harteis, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Evaluating Informal Learning in the Workplace

    Watkins, Karen E. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Recognising Learning and Development in the Transaction of Personal Work Practices

    Smith, Raymond

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8694-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8693-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0159-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting, Assessing, Recognizing and Certifying Lifelong Learning
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives and Practices
Editors
  • Timo Halttunen
  • Mari Koivisto
  • Stephen Billett
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8694-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8694-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8693-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0159-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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