How complete is the philosophy of adult and vocational education?
In both paid and unpaid work contexts adults learn powerfully from their experiences. In this book, the authors argue that this should be the basis for a new perception of what is truly educational in life. Drawing on the works of Aristotle, Wittgenstein and Russell, along with contemporary conceptual work, they use both philosophical argument and empirical example to establish their view.
This work will be of essential interest to philosophers of education and educational theorists worldwide. It will also interest teachers, trainers, facilitators, and all those with an interest in adult and vocational education.
Part 1 Describing the richness of practice; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Know how; Chapter 3 Practical judgement; Chapter 4 Policies and context; Part 2 Theorising practice; Chapter 5 Introduction; Chapter 6 Practice at work and informal learning; Chapter 7 Holism/organicism; Chapter 8 Conceptualising practice in postmodernity; Chapter 9 Know how and judgement in postmodernity;