Lifelong Learning – Signs, Discourses, Practices

  • Robin Usher
  • Richard Edwards
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 1-15
  3. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 17-33
  4. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 49-68
  5. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 69-88
  6. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 89-105
  7. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 107-125
  8. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 127-145
  9. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 147-164
  10. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 165-171
  11. Robin Usher, Richard Edwards
    Pages 173-182
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 173-182

About this book

Introduction

This text explores the different ways in which the various social practices in which people participate becomes signed as learning, how and why that occurs and with what consequences. It takes seriously the linguistic turn in social theory to draw upon semiotics and poststructuralism through which to explore the significance of lifelong learning as an emerging discourse in education. The text explores the different ways in which learning conveys meaning and is given meaning. Given this, lifelong learning therefore is a way, and a significant way, in which learning is fashioned. The text then explores the notion that, if learning is lifelong and lifewide, what precisely is learning as distinct from other social practices and how those practices are given meaning as learning.

Keywords

education learning lifelong learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Robin Usher
    • 1
  • Richard Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of StirlingUnited Kingdom

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