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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
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
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
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
Yuan, Dayong; Gui, Min; Shen, Xinyi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The idea of building learning cities is one of the important strategies for implementing lifelong learning in China. It is well accepted through policymaking, research, and practice. This article provides an overview of building a learning city in Beijing. Three cases offer perspectives that explain the structure, policy, and practice of building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Colleges, Adult Education
Bien-Gund, Susannah; Elrowmeim, Somia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
In this chapter, the former and current directors of adult education at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) discuss strategies from their shared process of fostering community, student leadership, and empowerment in AAANY's community-based literacy program. Amid the challenges for learners and the program connected to the 2016…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Adult Education, Student Leadership, Student Empowerment
Thapliyal, Nisha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter engenders activist knowledge production through narratives from Mulher Sem Terra--women in the Landless Workers Movement. It is empirically grounded in a qualitative research study about women educators in the Landless Workers Movement (MST). Participation in the movement enabled these women to continue their own schooling and go on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Social Action, Land Settlement
Daley, Barbara J.; Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this final chapter, we summarize the themes of this sourcebook along with the issues and trends in health professions education (HPE) identified by the chapter authors. By comparing and contrasting HPE and adult and continuing education, we discuss ways in which the two can be integrated.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Integrated Curriculum
Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the emerging social and organizational contexts for health professions education and the rationale for foundational adult and continuing education concepts to be included in the curricula of HPE graduate programs.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Context Effect
Schmidt, Steven W.; Lawson, Luan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the major concepts from program planning in adult education will be applied to health professions education (HPE). Curriculum planning and program planning will be differentiated, and program development and planning will be grounded in a systems thinking approach.
Descriptors: Health Education, Medical Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
Moore, Donald E., Jr. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter proposes approaches for assessing learners and evaluating courses and curriculum that could be used by directors of health professions education (HPE) programs to determine the effectiveness and impact of their programs.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Education
Beard, Colin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter considers whether John Dewey's writings about experiential education are relevant to modern-day conceptions of adult experiential learning. It highlights how some of the threads of Dewey's thinking are still pertinent, but much more complex.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Education