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Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The purpose of the chapter is to introduce the T-shaped professional and advance it as an organizing rubric for curriculum development in higher education as a strategy to enhance employability. The chapter explores the T-shaped professional by investigating its history, considering the context creating demand for T-shaped people, and outlining…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
Robbins, Stacey; Hoggan, Chad – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter draws on research in organizational (workplace) learning to provide guidelines for educators to effectively design, facilitate, and evaluate collaborative learning experiences.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Workplace Learning
Boffo, Vanna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter sets out to introduce some theoretical reflections on the employability construct in adult and higher education. At the same time, it illustrates some perspectives for educational action through the presentation of career service activities aimed at the development of transversal skills.
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Adult Education, Higher Education, Job Skills
Developing Professional Capability: Growing Capacity and Competencies to Meet Complex Workplace Demands
Melacarne, Claudio; Nicolaides, Aliki – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper uses the constructs of capacity and competencies to explore how transversal and vertical skills are becoming more central than in the past for adult educators and higher educational design teaching. In this chapter, the authors will describe the context where this idea was created and describe two approaches that develop transversal and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Competence, Skill Development, Adult Educators
Frison, Daniela; Tino, Concetta – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter focuses on work-related learning in higher education and the key principles to consider for the design of work-related assignments in partnership with business.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Experiential Learning
Enhancing Active Learning and Fostering Employability: The Experience of a Two-Stage Capstone Project at the University of Padova
Fedeli, Monica; Vardanega, Tullio – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents how the method of capstone project in higher education can promote employability. Three primary forces guide the development of the capstone project at the University of Padova: employability, active learning, and responsibility in teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
Archuleta, Kristi; Jennings, Christopher T.; Cunliff, Ed – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter highlights mindfulness and meditation practices at two metropolitan universities and includes a discussion of programming challenges, classroom teaching practices, and suggestions for expanding offerings for non-traditional learners.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Universities, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods
Eastern Thoughts, Western Practices: Meditation and Mindfulness Relaxation Activities for Learning and Well-Being in Adult and Higher Education
Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods
Velott, Diana; Sprow Forté, Karin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses how to relate mindfulness with the concept of cultural humility to teach with greater attention to health equity issues in adult education and public health teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Education, Public Health, Cultural Awareness
Moving to Learn: A Meditative Yoga Approach to Teaching and Learning Anatomy and Physiology in Multiple Contexts
Behmer, Philomena M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a meditative embodied yoga approach to teaching and learning anatomy and physiology in both higher education and in yoga teacher training and how teaching in one setting has influenced teaching in the other.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Formenti, Laura – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a practice of philosophical meditation as a way to transformation in an Italian context. It makes use of poetic and autoethnographic writing to highlight some features of the method, and offers suggestion for adult education practice.
Descriptors: Poetry, Ethnography, Writing (Composition), Transformative Learning
LeVasseur, Mary; Purzycki, Edward; Williams, Helene – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents the process and operational considerations when developing and implementing mindfulness-based programs for both patients and staff in hospital and health-care settings.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Implementation, Patients, Hospitals
Doyle, James F.; Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Palmer, Charles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses ways of engaging the plant-human connection and exchange by learning about bonsai and then engaging and meditating on the tree to eventually cultivate the experience of bonsai as meditation.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Learning, Plants (Botany), Forestry
Summing Up: Themes and Variations, and Further Directions for Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education
Gupta, Kalpana; Archuleta, Kristi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter summarizes the articles contained in this special issue, highlighting emerging themes and future implications for research and practice for adult educators.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Metacognition, Educational Research, Educational Practices
Li, Ai-Tzu; Wei, Hui-Chuan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Taiwan's innovative lifelong learning programs for middle-aged and older adults, and discusses their social influence. The innovative active aging learning programs launched in 2008. The purpose of implementing active aging learning is to work at the grassroots level with the hope of providing increasingly comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Adult Education, Government School Relationship, Educational Opportunities