The book opens up ways of conceptualising learning that takes into account multiple and shifting formations of learners from different social contexts. The authors broaden what counts as learning and who counts as a learner, offering different understandings of lifelong learning that are able to include currently marginalised values and principles.
Organised in four sections the book looks at:
reclaiming - it draws on feminist and post-structural conceptual frameworks to create a critical analysis of the current 'field' of lifelong learning
retelling - it tells the tales of different multi-positions in lifelong learning
revisioning - it moves from narrative to analysis and the authors present their revisioning of learning which provide the tools to reconceptualise the field of lifelong learning
reconstructing - it furthers the discussion to outline new approaches to and practices in lifelong learning.
Dr Sue Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Lifelong Learning and Citizenship at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.