Reconnection: Countering Social Exclusion through Situated Learning by Karen EvansReconnection: Countering Social Exclusion through Situated Learning by Karen Evans

Reconnection: Countering Social Exclusion through Situated Learning

byKaren EvansEditorBeatrix Niemeyer

Paperback | October 3, 2013

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This book is based on the work of a European partnership, whose members came together from Belgium England Finland Germany Portugal and Greece with the support of funding from the EU Socrates Programme. Our goal was to work collaboratively to generate new ways of thinking about the situation of people aged between 14 and 25 who are at risk of (or experiencing) social exclusion, set in the context of a unique international analysis of policies, contexts and perspectives on the problems of social exclusion in Europe and the challenges of promoting lifelong learning among those who have rejected it early in life. We set out to examine programmes which help people to RE-ENTER pathways of education and training, but ended with approaches which are better characterised by their ability to RECONNECT people, not only to opportunities in the social structures but also to each other and to their communities We have developed new models and guidelines based on analysis of the best of European practice using the distinctive approaches of 'situated learning'. By an iterative and collaborative method of working, we have arrived at the concept and approaches of Learning Communities Centred on Practice (LCPs), which lie at the heart of this volume.
Title:Reconnection: Countering Social Exclusion through Situated LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pagesPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401742146

ISBN - 13:9789401742146

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Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction List Of Contributors Karen Evans and Beatrix Niemeyer: Re-enter and Reconnect - But whose Problem is it? Introduction Bettina Hoffmann and Karen Evans: Engaging to Learn: Situated Learning and Re-Integration for Young People Beatrix Niemeyer: Situated Learning for Social and Vocational Integration in Germany Ilse Fripont, Katrien Van Valckenborgh and Mia Douterlungne: Situated Learning Embedded in the Idea of Route Counselling Teresa De Oliveira and Lourenço Frazão: Situated Learning as a Challenge for Teachers and Trainers Anja Heikkinen: Re-Enter Initiatives in the Context of Integrative Vocational Education and Training Elias Ioakimoglou, Nikitas Patiniotis and Dimitra Kondyli: Re-Entering Transformable Labour Markets and the role of VET Gerald Heidegger: Suggestions for Improving the Framework Conditions for Re-Enter Initiatives European Policy Recommendations Beatrix Niemeyer and Karen Evans: Summarising Conclusions and Recommendations for Practice Bibliographies

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The approach adopted is based on interesting and intermingled concepts including the concept of Learning Communities centred on Practice (LCPs) intended to capture the important features of both the individual and the societal parts of the 're-inclusion' process. [.] The good practices identified constitute an enrichment in terms of research and policy recommendations, given that the contributors come from six countries representing different educational and VET traditions, cultures and policies..]."(M'Hamed Dif, University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg, France)