Learning Communities and Imagined Social

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Product Details

Barcode
9781441124203
Department
Books
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Jocey Quinn
Anthony Haynes (Editor)
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Continuum Publishing Corporation
Series
Continuum Studies in Educational Research
Language
English
Number of Pages
172
Dimensions
234 x 156 x 9mm (251g)

Summary

  • This volume critically explores themes of belonging, learning and community, drawing on a range of research studies conducted with adult learners in formal and informal contexts and employing interdisciplinary theory from education, feminist theory, cultural studies and human geography. Dominant but simplistic and regulatory ideas and practices of learning community in higher education and lifelong learning are critiqued. Instead, Jocey Quinn argues that learners gain most benefit from creating their own symbolic communities and networks, which help to produce imagined social capital. A rich variety of empirical data is used to explore and demonstrate how such imagined social capital works.

Classification

General Subject
Education
BISAC Subject 1
Education / Organizations & Institutions
BISAC Subject 2
Education / Research
BISAC Subject 3
Education / Adult & Continuing Education
BISAC Subject 4
Education / Adult & Continuing Education
BIC Classification 1
Adult education, continuous learning
BIC Classification 2
Organization & management of education
Library Subject 1
Social capital (Sociology)
Library Subject 2
Adult education - Great Britain
Dewey Classification
371.2

Author Bio

Jocey Quinn is Professor of Education at the University of Plymouth, UK, and former Professor at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education at London Metropolitan University, UK. She is also Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, UK.