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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2001
Describes various types of journals: learning journals, diaries, dream logs, autobiographies, spiritual journals, professional journals, interactive reading logs, theory logs, and electronic journals. Lists benefits of journal writing and ways to overcome writing blocks. (Contains 19 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Journal Writing, Learning Processes
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Hiemstra, Roger; Brockett, Ralph G. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1998
This narrative describes the journey from a mentoring relationship between a professor and graduate student to a long-term, synergistic collaborative relationship. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cooperation, Faculty Advisers, Graduate Students
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1991
Defines learning environment as the physical surroundings, psychological or emotional conditions, and sociocultural influences affecting the growth and development of an adult engaged in learning. Suggests that ingrained views of learning environments can be changed by perspective transformation, paradigm shift, and personal philosophy. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Classroom Design, Cultural Context
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1991
The learning environment includes physical space, psychological and emotional climate, and sociocultural context. Steps for improving learning environments include helping learners feel at ease and gain control, controlling physical space, using microcomputers, taking proactive steps against racism and sexism, and making a personal commitment to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Environment, Educational Practices
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1998
Reviews adult education provision for older learners since the 1950s, detailing Howard McClusky's constructions to the emerging discipline of educational gerontology. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Gerontology, Educational History, Older Adults
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1993
Three popular theories of adult learning have not been fully exploited: (1) Cross' Chain-of-Response Model; (2) Knox's proficiency theory; and (3) McCluskey's Theory of Margin. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Motivation, Learning Theories, Models
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1994
Presents a technique for dividing the teaching/learning process into microcomponents to ease transition to self-direction. The component checklist includes assessing needs, setting goals, specifying content, pacing, selecting instructional methods, controlling the learning environment, promoting reflection, determining the instructor's role, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Check Lists, Educational Environment
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Hiemstra, Roger; Brockett, Ralph G. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1994
Summarizes the special issue on resistance to self-direction in learning by enumerating sources of resistance (learners, facilitators, institutions) and presenting strategies for overcoming barriers. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes