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Harris, Judy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter evaluates Dewey's thinking in relation to the theorization of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). It compares Dewey's concepts with ideas from social realism, Vygotsky, and cultural historical activity theory, illustrated by PLA research in South Africa.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Prior Learning, Cultural Influences, Social Theories
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Clover, Darlene E.; Hill, Robert – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The environment is now a common theme in adult education. However, conversations that swirled around the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012 suggested major environmental challenges persist, demanding that education, learning, advocacy and activism be augmented to ensure the survival of the planet. In adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Research
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Walters, Shirley – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
Social movements in South Africa, often organized around class-related issues, provide rich material to illustrate how class, intertwined with other social categories, shapes organizational and educational practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Adult Education, Social Action