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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
The Landscape of Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education: A Partial Prescription (and Critique) for Lifelong Learning and Well-Being
Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Riley, Timothy D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter provides an overview and critique of the mindfulness and meditation literature in popular culture, adult education and health care, and provides discussion based on both experience and the literature for teaching and learning for well-being.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Well Being
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
Choi, Seonjoo; Han, Soonghee – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article, through the sketched history from the mid-1940s to current, presents the dynamics of adult education in East Asia traditionally called social education, that has survived after lifelong learning has been adopted, assimilated, and dominates the whole pattern of practice. This article argues that the soul of adult education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), Lifelong Learning
The 40 Years' Evolution of the Chinese Adult and Continuing Education: Where Does It Move Driven by the "China Dream?"
Sun, Qi; Chang, Bo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper charts the historical and political contexts for the evolution of Chinese adult and continuing education over the past 40 years, focusing on the national adult education reforms and relevant policies, and establishing the national lifelong education system. The progress and transformations of Chinese adult education, including how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
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
The New Vistas of Adult and Continuing Education for Change in Asian Context: Themes and Implications
Sun, Qi; Kang, Haijun – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Adult education, lifelong education, and lifelong learning have been playing critical roles in responding to contemporary, economic, political, social, and cultural challenges in many parts of the world. This article looks at the new vistas of adult and lifelong education/learning from Eastern perspectives, which highlights the state of adult and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Change
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
Ramdeholl, Dianne – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
In this chapter, the editor reflects on the contributions of each chapter envisioning what social justice adult education, grounded in critical frameworks for democratic social change and social movement learning, could look like.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Adult Education, Democracy
Cuffy, Robert – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The evolution of education in postcolonial Guyana was closely tied to the state through the socialist government's policy of Free Education from Nursery to University. Walter Rodney, a product of the colonial education system and a revolutionary scholar was able to both critique the shortcomings of the existing system while creating a critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Development, Public Policy