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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
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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
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Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter identifies directions for future ABE research and suggests how researchers and practitioners can enrich the field's knowledge base.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers how doctoral education, particularly in applied settings such as education, social work, counseling, and health care, could be reimagined if it was organized around the idea and process of critical reflection: of helping students to better understand how power operates in educational environments and how students' sense of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Social Work
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Wax, Dorothy M.; Wertheim, Judith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter focuses on the use of coaching for adult learners, the specific characteristics adults bring to the learning environment, and strategies for dealing with the obstacles adult learners may face.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adult Development, Adult Education, Helping Relationship
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Olson, Joann S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter frames the transition to adulthood in the context of the moving from formal educational settings to the often less-structured learning that occurs in workplace settings. Although schooling may end, learning continues.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning, Adult Education
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Hardre, Patricia L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Authenticity is a key to using technology for instruction in ways that enhance learning and support learning transfer. Simply put, a representation is authentic when it shows learners clearly what a task, context, or experience will be like in real practice. More authentic representations help people learn and understand better. They support…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Fidelity
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Isaac, E. Paulette – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Religious institutions wear many hats. In addition to meeting spiritual needs, they also serve as educational, cultural, political, and social centers. Like the world in general, many of them have responded to societal changes. They have expanded their contextual, geographical, and physical boundaries. Also, as demonstrated throughout this…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Adult Students, Adult Education, Role of Religion
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Shea, Kevin Peter; Fishback, Sarah Jane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The stress of multiple combat tours has created a combat-tested but combat-weary Army. While most soldiers have coped successfully with combat stress, many return home with problems that include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, aggressive behavior, insomnia, and reduced memory and concentration skills. Education is…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, War, Experience, Repetition
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Ostovary, Fariba; Dapprich, Janet – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article presents issues related to disabled military servicemen and women who are transitioning to civilian life. The emphasis is on the experience of veterans serving in the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as they reintegrate into civilian workplace and learning environments. The authors begin with an…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Higher Education, Freedom, Injuries
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Fraser, Wilma; Hyland-Russell, Tara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article invokes the spirit of "Sophia" as metaphorical guide for an ongoing reclamation of wisdom spaces and describes a path for educators and practitioners that can assist in the recovery of wisdom in the face of increasing pressures of measurable outcomes within the field of lifelong learning. The authors first examine wisdom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Witherell, Carol Smith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
The author has felt for many years that stories and dialogue are at the heart of good teaching and learning environments. In the classes that have shaped her learning and development the most, the teaching and learning roles were shared and interchangeable. These environments were rich with narrative, voice, dialogue, and spaces for all to speak…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Adult Education, Interpersonal Communication, Educational Environment
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Nanton, Carmela R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
This chapter examines the cultural influences and applications of women's social capital networks on women's knowledge construction, community development, and autonomy within their cultures and the adult learning context.
Descriptors: Community Development, Females, Adult Learning, Coping
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Wolf, Mary Alice – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
This chapter examines the potential for personal growth, development, and learning of older adult women who will have many productive years in the workforce. What implications are there for adult education communities who will interact with these older women? How do they adapt to the educational environment, and what social support will enable…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Older Adults, Educational Environment
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Conceicao, Simone C. O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter provides guidelines for understanding the online environment and the use of online teaching strategies.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Guidelines, Educational Environment
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