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Learning a Living free pdf Learning a Living is a timely and original contribution to the debate over the relationship between education, innovation, work and the workforce. The acute concerns around rising unemployment, especially amongst the young, will benefit from this authoritative contribution, which highlights fresh thinking, inspiring practice, and ways of encouraging the spread of such practice. The book explores the major trends shaping education for good work and 'good growth', includes success stories from around the globe, and features interviews and portraits of key figures, pioneering thinkers and learners. Together they paint a compelling and colourful picture of the resilience, creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurialism that learners and innovators around the world - from rural Nicaragua to the busy metropolises of Japan - are learning to put to use in the face of a challenging and rapidly changing world. In setting out a new model for learning which closes the academic/ vocational divide, the book looks at why narrow skills strategies are insufficient, and seeks to raise awareness of the importance of supporting people to develop the wide range of values and capabilities that they need to thrive in work and life, and ways in which this can be achieved.

About Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon is a Board Director of The Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in London. A former Director of Education in England, she is a specialist in innovation in education. She is a founder faculty member of the Global Education Leaders' Program, and has supported change programs in many jurisdictions. Valerie is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at international conferences and workshops. Sarah Gillinson is a Partner at The Innovation Unit, where she has led work on Radical Efficiency, a program that delivers different, better and lower cost public services. Sarah has formerly led work on the personalisation of learning for young people 'post-16', and the relationship between young people and the world of work. Leonie Shanks is a Researcher and Project Coordinator at The Innovation Unit. She is the co-author of two Innovation Unit publications - 10 Schools for the 21st Century and 10 ideas for 21st Century Education, making the case for more innovative, responsive forms of education. Reza, as he is widely known, has been a photojournalist for National Geographic since 1991, criss-crossing more than a hundred countries in order to photograph conflicts, revolutions and human catastrophes. His eyewitness testimony has been distributed through the international media, in numerous books, exhibitions and documentaries. Since 1983 Reza has initiated photographic training programmes around the world. In 2001 he founded Ainaworld, an NGO committed to informal visual education and the training of women in communication and information.

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Author : Valerie Hannon
Publisher : Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
Data Published : 03 January 2013
ISBN : 999219555X
EAN : 9789992195550
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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