Changing Spaces of Education: New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning (Paperback)
  • Changing Spaces of Education: New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning (Paperback)

Changing Spaces of Education: New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 10/05/2012
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In today's modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an understanding of the plurality of spaces (such as homes, workplaces, international space and cyberspace) in which learning can take place. The spaces of policy making with respect to education are also being transformed, away from traditional centres of policy formation towards the incorporation of a wider range of actors and sites. These changes coincide with a more general interest in space and spatial theory across the social sciences, where notions of simultaneity and diversity replace more modernist conceptions of linear progress and development through time.

This volume proffers a unique perspective on the transformation of education in the 21st century, by bringing together leading researchers in education, sociology and geography to address directly questions of space in relation to education and learning. This collection of essays:

examines the changing and diverse spaces and concepts of education (occurring simultaneously at different scales and in different parts of the world)

explores where education and learning take place

discusses how spaces of education vary at different stages (compulsory schooling, tertiary and higher education, adult education and workplace learning)

inspects the ways in which the meanings attached to education and learning change in different national and regional contexts.

Changing Spaces of Education is an important and timely contribution to a growing area of concern within the social sciences and amongst practitioners and policy-makers, reflecting an urgent need to understand the ways in which both education and learning are being reconfigured, not just nationally, but also internationally and transnationally. It is essential reading for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in geography, sociology, education and policy studies, with an aim, too, of informing policy and practice in this area.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415672221
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

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