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Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ... In Their Own Words

Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists ... In Their Own Words [Kindle Edition]

Knud Illeris
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In this definitive collection of today’s most influential learning theorists, sixteen world-renowned experts present their understanding of what learning is and how human learning takes place.

Professor Knud Illeris has collected chapters that explain both the complex frameworks in which learning takes place and the specific facets of learning, such as the acquisition of learning content, personal development, and the cultural and social nature of learning processes. Each international expert provides either a seminal text or an entirely new précis of the conceptual framework they have developed over a lifetime of study.

Elucidating the key concepts of learning, Contemporary Theories of Learning provides both the perfect desk reference and an ideal introduction for students. It will prove an authoritative guide for researchers and academics involved in the study of learning, and an invaluable resource for all those dealing with learning in daily life and work. It provides a detailed synthesis of current learning theories… all in the words of the theorists themselves.


The theories of

Knud Illeris

Peter Jarvis

Robert Kegan

Yrjö Engeström

Bente Elkjaer

Jack Mezirow

Howard Gardner

Peter Alheit

John Heron

Mark Tennant

Jerome Bruner

Robin Usher

Thomas Ziehe

Jean Lave

Etienne Wenger

Danny Wildemeersch & Veerle Stroobants

In their own words

About the Author

Knud Illeris is Professor of Lifelong Learning at the Danish University of Education. He is internationally acknowledged as an innovative contributor to learning theory and adult education. In 2005 he became an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and in 2006 he was inducted to The International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education. He is the author of numerous books, including How We Learn, which provides a comprehensive understanding of human learning and non-learning.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 244 pages
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  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (7 May 2009)
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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired and comprehensive 13 Oct 2013
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A Masters student now in Open and Distance Education, I didn't know it until year two of three but this is the book I was after on learning theories all along.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful overview 27 Aug 2013
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A great book for anyone interested in gaining an overview of current thinking from contemporary theorists. Great to have so many perspectives in one volume and in chapters which are of manageable size and fairly easy to digest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 28 Dec 2012
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Great to see these different theories of learning in one book. Impressive collection of authors too. Very useful for getting one's bearings in the world of pedagogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contemoprary Theories of Learning 7 Dec 2010
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An excellent boo; short introduction of today's most influental learning theorists. If you nterested to have a taste what they have said, the book is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modernism be Damned 6 Aug 2014
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A great read for any educator who would like to understand the contemporary take on the "philosophy of education" ...hint hint if your are an educator you should :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Theories of Learning: Learning Theorists...In Their Own Words 29 Jun 2012
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As a graduate student, I found this book to be helpful in understanding community of practice and situated learning theory, conceptualized by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger and found in Chapters 14 and 15.
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