Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ¿ In Their Own Words by Knud IllerisContemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ¿ In Their Own Words by Knud Illeris

Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ¿ In Their Own Words

EditorKnud Illeris

Paperback | January 14, 2009

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In this definitive collection of today's most influential learning theorists, sixteen world-renowned experts present their understanding of what learning is and how human learning takes place.

Professor Knud Illeris has collected chapters that explain both the complex frameworks in which learning takes place and the specific facets of learning, such as the acquisition of learning content, personal development, and the cultural and social nature of learning processes. Each international expert provides either a seminal text or an entirely new pr's of the conceptual framework they have developed over a lifetime of study.

Elucidating the key concepts of learning, Contemporary Theories of Learning provides both the perfect desk reference and an ideal introduction for students. It will prove an authoritative guide for researchers and academics involved in the study of learning, and an invaluable resource for all those dealing with learning in daily life and work. It provides a detailed synthesis of current learning theories' all in the words of the theorists themselves.


The theories of

Knud Illeris

Peter Jarvis

Robert Kegan

Yrj' Engestr'm

Bente Elkjaer

Jack Mezirow

Howard Gardner

Peter Alheit

John Heron

Mark Tennant

Jerome Bruner

Robin Usher

Thomas Ziehe

Jean Lave

Etienne Wenger

Danny Wildemeersch & Veerle Stroobants

In their own words

Knud Illerisis Professor of Lifelong Learning at the Danish University of Education. He is internationally acknowledged as an innovative contributor to learning theory and adult education. In 2005 he became an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and in 2006 he was inducted to The International...
Title:Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ¿ In Their Own WordsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 14, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415473446

ISBN - 13:9780415473446

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Table of Contents

1. A Comprehensive Understanding of Human Learning, Knud Illeris  2. Learning to be a Person in Society: Learning to be Me, Peter Jarvis  3. What "Form" Transforms? A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Transformative Learning, Robert Kegan  4. Expansive Learning: Toward an Activity-Theoretical Reconceptualization, Yrj' Engestr'm  5. Pragmatism: A Learning Theory for the Future, Bente Elkjaer  6. An Overview on Transformative Learning, Jack Mezirow  7. Multiple Approaches to Understanding, Howard Gardner  8. Biographical Learning ' within the New Lifelong Learning Discourse, Peter Alheit  9. Life Cycles and Learning Cycles, John Heron  10. Adult Education as a Technology of the Self, Mark Tennant  11. Culture, Mind, and Education, Jerome Bruner  12. Experience in Adult Learning, Robin Usher  13. "Normal Learning Problems" in Youth ' in the Context of Underlying Cultural Convictions, Thomas Ziehe  14. The Practice of Learning, Jean Lave  15. A Social Theory of Learning, Etienne Wenger  16. Transitional Learning and Reflexive Facilitation: The Case of learning for Work, Danny Wildemeersch & Veerle Stroobants