The authors argue that the aim of research should be to improve practice through a process of critical reflection. Focusing clearly on the everyday concerns and problems of practitioners, they emphasize the importance of practical knowledge. Their definition of `practice' is wide, and includes the generation of theory and the doing of research as well as front-line teaching. They show how notions of `adult learning' and `the adult learner' have been constituted mainly through theory and research in psychology and sociology, and examine action research as a mode of understanding. They conclude by looking at the curriculum implications for the teaching of adult education as reflective practice.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
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