The recognition of prior learning power, pedagogy and possibility: conceptual and implementation guides

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Harris
KEYWORDS: ADULT EDUCATION, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET), PEDAGOGY, RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2028
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1592

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Abstract

Globally, the meaning and nature of education is reconstructed by changing social conditions. Globalisation and marketisation are the motifs. The 'knowledge society' and lifelong learning have become central concepts. From a socio-cultural perspective, postmodernist writers have questioned Enlightenment thinking - the grand and universal narratives that traditionally shaped education (liberalism, humanism, radicalism and human capitalism) and the modernist view of education as an unproblematic, value-free key to personal and social progress.