Self-construction and social transformation: lifelong, lifewide and life-deep learning

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Author: Belanger, Paul; Daigen, Albert P.


This book recognizes both the intimate and societal nature of the educational and learning life course, and the corresponding transformations in adults' biography. These transformations raise two closely related issues: the need for individuals to achieve autonomy in today's risk society, and the need for active and reflexive citizenship that enables social transformation. In response to these issues, the author provides an analysis of how his insights can be incorporated into discussions of work and learning, social change, ageing, and community education, as well as policy and practice...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Teaching and learning; Workforce development; Literacy; Policy

Keywords: Self development; Workplace learning; Nonformal learning; Informal learning; Adult learning; Learning process; Policy implications

Published: Hamburg, Germany: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2016

Physical description: 285 p.

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ISBN: 9789282012048

Statement of responsibility: Author: Paul Belanger, translated by Albert P. Daigen

Originally published in French as 'Parcours educatifs: construction de soi et transformation sociale' (copyright 2015 by Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal). Translation by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2016.

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 124.297

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