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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This comparative study examines patterns of inequality in participation in two different types of adult learning and education (ALE) -- job-related formal ALE (JFALE) and job-related non-formal ALE (JNFALE) -- as related to social origins at the micro-level and three categories of social inequality at the macro-level at the macro level (economic,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Youde, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The article proposes a new way of analysing and understanding blended learning and contributes to current debates about adult learner motivations for study. It argues that, whilst the validity of the Andragogical Model has been criticised, it has provided a useful framework of analysis in the context of blended learning to meet the needs of adult…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Blended Learning, Tutoring, Adult Learning
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Dahl, Mette Irene – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
'Working with you all and finding my voice as an educator has changed my life', one of the retirees said as we were discussing their experiences as museum volunteers. When I was given a two-year contract as a museum educator to contribute to the renewal of a maritime museum in Norway by designing and developing a broad ranging outreach programme,…
Descriptors: Museums, Lifelong Learning, Volunteers, Adult Learning
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Pomeroy, Eva; Oliver, Keira – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on the research findings from a qualitative study of adult learners in Scotland taking part in a u.lab MOOC. As a new phenomenon in adult learning, u.lab has been extremely popular yet, at present, there exists little empirical data about either the process or outcomes of the learning experience. This study aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Wright, Robin Redmon; Sandlin, Jennifer A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article focuses on the intersection of three areas of Peter Jarvis's work that have profoundly influenced the field of adult education generally and the authors own research trajectories, in particular: (a) learning from everyday life and in social context, (b) incidental and tacit learning in consumer societies in a globalised world (i.e.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning
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Lee, Moosung – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article explores and explains the subjectivity of self-helping adult learners, as depicted in contemporary, best-selling self-help books. It interrogates how those self-help texts embody particular features of self-helping subjectivity by appropriating neoliberalist perspectives on self and the world. It illuminates four salient features of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Bias, Self Help Programs, Help Seeking
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Field, John; Schemmann, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The article analyses how citizenship is conceptualised in policy documents of four key international organisations. The basic assumption is that public policy has not turned away from adult learning for active citizenship, but that there are rather new ways in which international governmental organisations conceptualise and in some cases seek to…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Lifelong Learning, Educational Philosophy, Adult Learning
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Preece, Julia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reflects on Peter Jarvis' book "Globalisation, lifelong learning and the learning society," volume 2--in which he describes human learning within a global context and factors contributing to globalisation. He describes the relationship of power between countries manifested as the superstructure and sub structure. The paper…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories, Correlation
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Illeris, Knud – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
By comparing Peter Jarvis' understanding of learning with two other approaches--which Jarvis himself has referred to as "the most comprehensive": Etienne Wenger's "social theory of learning" and my own psychologically oriented theory of "the three dimensions of learning"--it becomes evident that Jarvis' understanding…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories
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Thomas, Eryn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article examines the effects of synthesising existing theoretical approaches to understanding the effects of adult learning. The paper focuses on aspects of the findings of a small Australian research project that explored the significance of everyday learning in people's lives. One key part of the research involved examining and synthesising…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Experience
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Loeng, Svein – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The German gymnasium teacher Alexander Kapp (1800-1869) was to all appearances the first one to use the "andragogy concept" as a term for "adult learning." In 1833 he published the book "Platon's Erziehungslehre, als Pädagogik für die Einzelnen und als Staatspädagogik. Oder dessen praktische Philosophie." This book…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Philosophy
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Lido, Catherine; Osborne, Michael; Livingston, Mark; Thakuriah, Piyushimita; Sila-Nowicka, Katarzyna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This research employs novel techniques to examine older learners' journeys, educationally and physically, in order to gain a "three-dimensional" picture of lifelong learning in the modern urban context of Glasgow. The data offers preliminary analyses of an ongoing 1,500 household survey by the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC). A sample of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Urban Areas
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Ratana-Ubol, Archanya; Richards, Cameron – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The concept of the university of the third age (U3A) is well established overseas and a key international focus for emerging global networks of senior citizen (i.e. seniors) lifelong learning. However it is yet to become so in Thailand although it too is in the process of becoming an ageing society. Moreover, this is despite the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Adult non-formal education and training (NFET) in South Africa was adopted in 1990 to address the problem of unemployment of non-educated and unskilled adults. Public and private NFET centres aim to meet the training needs of adults who were deprived of formal education that would foster access to opportunities for employment. The paper reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Nonformal Education, Employment Programs
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Lundvall, Bengt-Åke; Rasmussen, Palle – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The globalising learning economy driven by more intense competition and the wide use of information and communication technologies is characterised by rapid change in technologies and markets. At the level of labour markets and within enterprises, this is reflected in continuous change in skill requirements for employees. This is true for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Skill Development, Adult Learning
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