`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it. Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.

Adults as Lifelong Learners: The Role of Pedagogy in the New Policy Context

Adults as Lifelong Learners: The Role of Pedagogy in the New Policy Context

Adults as lifelong learners: The role of pedagogy in the new policy context
AnnHodgson and MariaKambouri

There has been a growing interest in adults as learners because of the emerging national and international policy focus on lifelong learning (OECD, 1996). Lifelong education, in itself, is not a new concept and has been the subject of debates in this country and beyond since it was adopted as a ‘master concept’ by UNESCO in 1970 (Tight, 1996). What is new is the fact that lifelong learning has increasingly been seen by policy makers and national governments as one of the major strategies for addressing the effects of national and international economic, demographic, social and organizational change. ...

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