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Zemits, Birut; Hodson, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
What enables success for students studying in the humanities can be a contested space; dependent not only on the view taken on the content and purpose of specific subjects, but also on the nature of teaching and learning. This paper examines the process of redeveloping an elective unit in a Tertiary Enabling Programme to prepare students for study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Humanities, Student Needs
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Murray, Jennifer; Gray, Judith I.; Johnson, Susan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article shares examples of how leadership opportunities, self-directedness, self-efficacy and self-determination developed in professional women who have been recognised as leaders. This study presents six women honoured as "Women of Achievement." Through narrative interviews, each woman described aspects of her life that guided…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Leadership, Self Efficacy, Self Determination
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Fejes, Andreas; Runesdotter, Caroline; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The marketisation of education is a global phenomenon and has attracted increased interest during the last three decades, not least in terms of research on school choice and its consequences. However, while much research has been conducted on the marketisation of schooling, less attention has been directed at adult education. In this paper, focus…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commercialization, Competition, Educational Quality
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Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume; Millora, Christopher Malagad – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This study explores reflective experience during transformative, group-based learning among university leaders following a natural disaster such as a typhoon in two Philippine universities. Natural disasters are recurrent phenomena in many parts of the world, but the literature largely ignores their impact on lifelong human learning, for instance…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Group Activities, Foreign Countries, Documentation
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Casey, Catherine; Asamoah, Lily – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Distinctively economic objectives for lifelong education, especially adult learning and education, feature prominently in policy-making agendas and educators' practice in much of the world. Critics contend that humanistic and holistic visions of lifelong learning for all have been marginalised and neglected. The current turn of political attention…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Social Change
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper discusses what approaches to "lifelong learning" should guide the post-2015 education agenda for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) which refers to a group of 49 countries that are off-track in achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for All goals. Reports prepared by major consultation…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, International Organizations, Equal Education
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VanWynsberghe, Robert; Herman, Andrew C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper establishes the basis for a pragmatist-inspired theory of human action to predominant ideas about knowledge, learning and education. As a necessary prelude to an examination of pragmatist theory's position on human action and its specific focus on habits and creativity, pragmatism is defined and then related to inquiry. Next, the fields…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Change, Educational Theories, Stakeholders
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Torres, Carlos Alberto – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article discusses some of the generalized analyses of adult learning education, mostly informed by technocratic thinking, highlighting perceived trends in adult learning education between CONFINTEA V and CONFITEA VI. Those trends could be understood as challenges. Employing a political sociology of adult learning education as a critique of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Politics of Education, Educational Sociology
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Baggen, Yvette; Mainert, Jakob; Lans, Thomas; Biemans, Harm J. A.; Greiff, Samuel; Mulder, Martin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Today's working life is increasingly characterized by entrepreneurial challenges. Entrepreneurial challenges start at an individual level with the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities, which is acknowledged as one of the key competencies for lifelong learning. Since the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities relies heavily on…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Entrepreneurship, Lifelong Learning, Identification
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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to argue that student engagement, an important area for research about learning and teaching in formal higher education, has an elective affinity with neoliberalism, a hegemonic ideology in many countries of the developed world. The paper first surveys an extensive research literature examining student engagement and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Burkšaitiene, Nijole – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article reports the results of the investigation into institutional support provided to adults by 12 novice consultants on assessment and recognition of their non-formal and informal learning in four institutions of higher education (HEIs) in Lithuania. Using the general systems perspective and perception theory, novice consultants'…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Feedback (Response)
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Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
In this paper, I address a perceived gap in the lifelong learning literature. There is very little research which addresses how learning should be construed, when individuals transition across a longitudinal span of their working life. This transition which could be viewed as a process of "becoming somebody", often oversimplifies the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Lifelong Learning, Individual Development, Teacher Education
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Elken, Mari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning has been characterized as a policy instrument with a number of contested ideas, raising questions about the process through which such instruments are developed at European level. The introduction of the EQF is in this article examined through variations of neo-institutional theory:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Qualifications
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Preston, John; Chadderton, Charlotte; Kitagawa, Kaori; Edmonds, Casey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Natural disasters are frequently exacerbated by anthropogenic mechanisms and have social and political consequences for communities. The role of community learning in disasters is seen to be increasingly important. However, the ways in which such learning unfolds in a disaster can differ substantially from case to case. This article uses a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Models, Community Education
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Lange, Elizabeth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article examines Canadian immigrant and intercultural learning as an insightful context for examining transformative learning. Theories of intercultural communication are explored, particularly the concept of transculturality and Bhabha's concept of "Third Space". Various concepts of the self are also compared, particularly two…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Immigrants, Cultural Awareness, Self Concept
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