Inside Education: Exploring The Art Of Good Learning by Stephen O'brienInside Education: Exploring The Art Of Good Learning by Stephen O'brien

Inside Education: Exploring The Art Of Good Learning

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Paperback | December 8, 2015

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To learn more about learning ¿what it is and how it works¿ it is necessary to look inside education.Inside Educationtakes the reader on a journey of four ¿live¿ education projects: the first all-Irish speaking, mixed-gendered, multi-faith primary school in the Republic of Ireland ideally suited to exploring learning identity; an alternative post-primary school for those who leave (or are left behind by) the formal education system also based in the Republic of Ireland and ideally suited to exploring personal learning; an early college school that enables students to simultaneously sit their high-school diploma and college exams based in Queens, New York and ideally suited to exploring learning success; and an adult education training centre that works with ¿landless¿ movement members based in Brazil and ideally suited to exploring learning power.

Using a critical ethnography approach, each research narrative naturally unfolds/enfolds to tell a more complete learning story. All those interested in education are primed readers. By (re-)viewing their own learning outlook, they may begin to advance deeper critical ideas and debates in education. They may come to (re-)represent education, reminding public consciousness of its human stories, as well as its curious, intricate and powerful qualities. And they may (re-)discover ¿other¿ roads to raise a scholar. Teachers, educational researchers, parents and guardians will be particularly interested readers.

¿Inside Educationis a thought-provoking, challenging and revealing journey inside the world of education and learning.¿ Its exploration of school and classroom practices in a range of different settings provides important insights into how we learn ¿ a central aspect of our education system which remains overlooked and understudied.¿ In doing so, it lays down a challenge to policy-makers and educators everywhere to think differently about the way we learn and, ultimately, help students fulfil their real potential.¿

-Carl O¿Brien, Chief Reporter forThe Irish Times

¿Inside Educationis a stunning example of passionate scholarship that nonetheless refuses a redemptionist stance. The ethnography captures people and contexts and draws the reader into the four sites of learning in fluent and lyrical prose. This is facilitated by the extensive use of research notes deploying historical, comparative, literary, artistic and scholarly sources."

-Denis O¿Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Education, University College Cork, Ireland

Stephen O¿Brienis a lecturer in the School of Education, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.
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Title:Inside Education: Exploring The Art Of Good LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Endorsements

Table of contents

Chapter 1 ¿ Learning Identity

Chapter 2 ¿ Personal Learning

Chapter 3 ¿ Learning Success

Chapter 4 ¿ Learning Power

Index

Editorial Reviews

Steve O¿Brien¿s work is characterised by a fascinated social curiosity and a strong sense of moral purpose. In these changing economic times it is important that his work should be read widely.¿ Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, University of Brighton, England; and International Research Professor, University of Tallinn, Estonia. This is a thought-provoking, challenging and revealing journey inside the world of education and learning. Its exploration of school and classroom practices in a range of different settings provides important insights into how we learn - a central aspect of our education system which remains overlooked and understudied. In doing so, it lays down a challenge to policy-makers and educators everywhere to think differently about the way we learn and, ultimately, help students fulfil their real potential. Carl O'Brien, Chief Reporter for The Irish Times. Inside Education is a stunning example of passionate scholarship that nonetheless refuses a redemptionist stance. The ethnography captures people and contexts and draws the reader into the four sites of learning in fluent and lyrical prose. This is facilitated by the extensive use of research notes deploying historical, comparative, literary, artistic and scholarly sources. Denis O¿Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Education, University College Cork, Ireland. Using a critical lens to document learning stories, O'Brien weaves a web of ideas, history, experience around each narrative, giving breadth and depth to the learning stories of children and adults in Ireland, New York City, and Brazil¿ Rich narratives encapsulate details of learning in each setting within significant theoretical and historical underpinnings that illuminate the inconsistencies and intricacies of the learning process.¿ Francine P. Peterman, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University, New Jersey. ¿ the micro-macro ethnographic educational journey narrated here is at once refreshing, engaging, challenging and thought provoking. While the story teller¿s art is much in evidence, its subtle yet subversive flow belies its more critical edge that makes its message and meaning all the more apposite and rewarding. The cumulative impact of the book¿s trans-cultural cases provides a most timely read for those seriously engaged with the significance of learning in our lives beyond the performative agenda. Ciaran Sugrue, Professor of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland. "This book provides a voice for the vulnerable and hard-working people within educational settings, it creates a context within society, and it provides some useful insights for developing more inclusive and optimal processes to enhance existing educational processes." Dr Marcus Henning, University of Auckland, New Zealand