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This e-book bargains a few feedback as to methods ahead from this difficulty. Drawing at the new highbrow frameworks of severe pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their influence upon academic concept, perform and examine, the e-book makes a speciality of the altering contexts of grownup schooling. through development at the inspiration of going past the boundaries of sure present grownup schooling orthodoxies, the authors try and supply possible choices for perform. the ultimate 3 chapters take care of examine, targeting a severe macro-analysis of mainstream paradigms, a overview of other techniques, and a extra micro-analysis centering at the function of the socially-located self within the study procedure.

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This is usually taken to mean that the purpose of knowledge is the optimising of efficient performance. This is the most influential way of understanding ‘performativity’, although, as we shall see later, it is by no means the only way. This contemporarily influential view of knowledge is closely linked to the post-Fordism and the informationcommunications revolutions we discussed earlier. As far as the latter is concerned, Lyotard has highlighted the crucial role of computers and information technology.

As far as the latter is concerned, Lyotard has highlighted the crucial role of computers and information technology. He argues that computers have their own logic and increasingly come to determine what is to be counted as knowledge. One consequence of this is that knowledge becomes assimilated to ‘information’ that can be conveyed through electronic media. It is also part of the process whereby knowledge becomes commodified —‘an informational commodity indispensable to productive power’ (Lyotard 1984: 5).

The liberal approach has been probably the most extensive influence on adult education in Western societies and it has played an important part in expanding individual access to higher education, wider academic knowledge and hence social mobility. However, it has clear limitations in both its implicit and explicit approach to education for citizenship. Some of 30 ADULT LEARNING FOR CITIZENSHIP these limitations are associated with its epistemology and some to the very meaning of ‘free’ and ‘rational’ within a liberal ideology.

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