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From policy to pedagogy: widening the discourse and practice of the learning society in the European Union

Crosbie, Veronica (2006) From policy to pedagogy: widening the discourse and practice of the learning society in the European Union. Language and Intercultural Communication, 6 (3&4). pp. 234-242. ISSN 1470-8477

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This paper explores the policy turn of the learning society, and how the academic world is responding to new social and political demands. It highlights some of the criticisms levelled at the learning society, as well as the voices of support. The paper also showcases the European Language Portfolio and the Transferable Skills project as two examples of good practice. Cet article examine le tournant de la politique de la socie´te´ du savoir ainsi que la re´ponse du monde intellectuel face aux nouvelles exigences sociales et politiques. Il met en lumie`re certaines des critiques souleve´es par la socie´te´ du savoir ainsi que par les voix favorables. L’article s’appuie sur deux exemples pratiques, a` savoir le Portfolio Europe´en des Langues et le Project des Compe´tences Transmissibles.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:European language portfolio; European policy; globalisation; learning society; lifelong learning; transferable skills ;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Teaching
Humanities > Language
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Publisher:Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications
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Copyright Information:Copyright 2006 V. Crosbie
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:14957
Deposited On:19 Oct 2009 14:52 by Veronica Crosbie. Last Modified 19 Oct 2009 14:52

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