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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia – Adult Learning, 2019
Whitney Zimmerman, writes about a dilemma she faced while coordinating and teaching an online undergraduate statistics course. The course included many short example videos, but students often requested video lectures. Such long videos contradict mainstream educational research that suggests videos be short in duration. Zimmerman, explains how the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Morris, Thomas Howard – Adult Learning, 2019
Fostering adult learners' competence to adapt appropriately to our ever-changing world is a primary concern of adult education. The purpose of the present article is novel and examines whether the consideration of "modes of learning" (instruction, performance, and inquiry) could assist in the design of adult education that facilitates…
Descriptors: Adults, Adult Education, Independent Study, Social Change
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Adult Learning, 2019
Many adult English language learners (ELLs) aspire toward postsecondary educational programs but do not go on to obtain college credentials after beginning classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or community college English as a second or other language classes to prepare for college-level English. Understanding how adult ELLs experience learning…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Constructivism (Learning)
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Kwon, Chang-kyu – Adult Learning, 2019
Self-determination in career development of people with disabilities has been a widely studied topic among researchers. However, previous research shows that this concept has been narrowly defined as a skill set that individuals can acquire. This article maintains that there is a gap in and a need for understanding and developing the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Disabilities, Self Determination, Job Skills
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Al Lily, Abdulrahman Essa; Alhazmi, Ahmed Ali – Adult Learning, 2019
Poverty is discussed here from pedagogical and therefore instructional perspectives. It is analyzed in novel ways, seeing charities as environments wherein adult learning occurs. Charities are shown as overlooked "adult learning institutions" that "instruct" the poor by conveying to them (indirectly "through" the type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Donors, Private Financial Support
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Bliss, Angela Collier – Adult Learning, 2019
In today's learning environment, adult learners conduct learning episodes on the Internet meaning they are now expected to approach a self-directed science-based learning endeavor with knowledge of digital tools (digital literacy), knowledge of the science content (science literacy), and critical thinking skills to evaluate online resources…
Descriptors: Science Education, Adult Learning, Information Literacy, Online Searching
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Walter, Pierre – Adult Learning, 2019
The difficult times in which we live require innovative, creative, and hopeful pedagogies of adult education. This article describes a nontraditional experiential, "empathy-invoking" approach to the teaching of a graduate course on the theory and research of adult learning. The approach begins with the building of a safe learning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Nontraditional Education, Empathy, Graduate Study
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini – Adult Learning, 2019
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments among adults in South Korea,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Buck, M. Alison; Mercer, Wanita N.; St. Clair, Norman S.; Herbers, M. Sharon – Adult Learning, 2019
Dr. Dorothy, "Dot," Ettling was a contemplative practitioner, a spiritual leader, a scholar, and a mentor. She had the phenomenal ability to see the talents of others and enlist their aid in serving marginalized people, whether women walking miles for water in Africa or local mothers needing shelter and job skills. This learning leader…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Females, Empowerment, Social Justice
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McClain, Adam – Adult Learning, 2019
This article will examine specific films that portray events or phenomena of adult learning and development, and how adult learning and development can be explored by studying the lives of the fictional characters in film. It will demonstrate how the use of contemporary film by adult educators and adult learners can enhance insights about people,…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Films, Adult Students, Fiction
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Adult Learning, 2019
There are few places more open and inclusive than an adult English language class. Or, are there? Although adult educators teaching in these multi-cultural and linguistically heterogeneous environments use practices designed to embrace their students' diverse ethnic and linguistic identities, they less frequently incorporate practices to be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, LGBTQ People, Literacy Education, English Language Learners
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Deer, Shannon; Baumgartner, Lisa – Adult Learning, 2019
In this article, the authors examine the value of survivor leaders in organizations helping women transition out of the sex trade and how organizations can best utilize survivor leaders. They interviewed 10 women who have been out of the sex trade from between 3 and 20 years. They found survivor leaders (a) created relatability for participants…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Females, Social Support Groups, Sexuality
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