Posted: January 2010
Universities and Colleges (and increasingly, Schools) develop programmes of learning that are geared to particular occupations. They also respond to calls for more generic skills and capacities thought to prepare people for the workplace. But what happens when employment opportunities shrink? What is the impact on what is learnt and by whom? How can and should learning adapt?
David James is Professor of Education and director of BRILLE, the Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Education at the University of the West of England, and also Visiting Professor at the University of Latvia. His research interests encompass teaching, learning, assessment and learner identity across formal and less formal settings, and from schools to universities. He has published widely, and his most recent book is Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education (with Biesta, 2007, Routledge). He has also written on research methodology. The relationship between educational processes and social inequalities is a constant theme in his teaching, research and writing.
This lecture will take place on Wednesday 20 December 2010 at 6pm in the Dalhousie Building (building 15 on the city campus map).
Free tickets for this event are available by:
Tel: 01382 384185
Online: www.dundee.ac.uk/tickets (under 'Other Free Lectures' section)
In person from: Tower Building Reception or OTI Reception