Learning in Places: The Informal Education Reader

Zvi Bekerman (Editor), Nicholas C. Burbules (Editor), Diana Silberman-Keller (Editor)

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Learning in Places is a concerted effort undertaken by an outstanding group of international researchers to create a resource book that can introduce academic, professional and lay readers to the field of informal learning/education and its potential to transform present educational thinking. The book presents a wealth of ideas from a wide variety of disciplinary fields and methodological approaches covering multiple learning landscapes – in museums, workplaces, classrooms, places of recreation – in a variety of political, social and cultural contexts around the world. Learning in Places presents the most recent theoretical advances in the field; analyzing the social, cultural, political, historical and economical contexts within which informal learning develops and must be critiqued. It also looks into the epistemology that nourishes its development and into the practices that characterize its implementation; and finally reflects on the variety of educational contexts in which it is practiced.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages315
ISBN (Print)9780820467863
StatePublished - 2006

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