As more is discovered about the powerful impact of lifelong learning on adults, educators are changing their views about how, when and where we learn. Learning is no longer defined only in the context of formal educational settings but in social context as well – including families, the workplace, and religious and political groups. This book explores how learning is our lifetime quest to understand personal identity, purpose and meaning while conforming and adapting to the perceived and real confines of our paradoxical society.
The author examines the complex social experience of learning, revealing how culture, gender, race and other societal factors shape an individual’s identity and ability to function in relationships – the basis of all learning. He also discusses the difficult paradox of cultivating creative thinking and reflective action in a society that values the acquisition of degrees, certificates and titles over actual learning and growth.
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Paradoxes of Learning explores how learning is, in essence, our lifetime quest to understand personal identity, purpose, and meaning while conforming and adapting to the perceived and real confines of our paradoxical society. It reveals how societal factors--such as culture, race, gender, and class--influence what and how we learn in our growth as individuals. This book raises key questions about the roles and responsibilities of educators today and provides all who teach with new insights about the meaning and broader purposes of human learning.
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