Understanding the role of context in lifelong learning

Catherine Down

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    This paper challenges the way we conceptualise learning, arguing that learning involves deliberate interaction with our social, emotional, intellectual and physical contexts in order to better understand and work within them. This necessitates a reconsideration of the metaphors associated with learning such as transfer, generalisation and the contextual nature of learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLifelong learning
    Subtitle of host publicationReflecting on successes and framing futures
    EditorsGeoff Danaher Debbie Orr, R E (Bobby) Harreveld R E (Bobby) R E (Bobby) Harreveld
    Place of PublicationRockhampton
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)1921047569
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Lifelong Learning Conference - Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, Australia
    Duration: 16 Jun 200819 Jun 2008


    ConferenceInternational Lifelong Learning Conference


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