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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
Terzaroli, Carlo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter sets out to illustrate the relationship between the constructs of employability and entrepreneurship. In particular, the latter is investigated as a specific focus for the development of entrepreneurial skills linked to innovation. In this connection, some perspectives for educational action are illustrated through the presentation of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Innovation
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
Gupta, Kalpana – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The purpose of the chapter is to explore the sacred and secular tensions of incorporating mindfulness and meditation practices in secular university settings.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
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
Greenaway, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes debriefing or reflective learning practices that help ensure that real-life experiences of potential value will (in Dewey's words) "live fruitfully and creatively in subsequent experiences."
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Experience
Yang, Kyung-Hwa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses participatory visual methods as a framework for adult education.
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Models
Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses how digital storytelling (DST) can be used with adult learners in adult basic education and literacy programming.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Adult Basic Education
Merging Art and Educative Practice: Using Paintings as an Approach to Developing Antiracist Pedagogy
Ellis, Auburn E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes how painting can be utilized as a method for instructing antiracist pedagogy.
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Cultural Awareness
Rosen, David J.; Vanek, Jenifer B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses a range of issues that together paint a picture of the impact, potential, and challenges of using digital technologies in adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
Lawrence, Randee Lipson; Paige, Dennis Swiftdeer – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The art of storytelling is traced from its roots in indigenous cultural societies. Storytelling in education is described as a participatory learning process that promotes community and understanding.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education
Jarecke, Jodi; Taylor, Edward W.; Hira, Tahira K. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
Exploring the pedagogical approaches of four women's financial literacy education programs, this chapter provides an overview of trends and needs in financial education for women and offers pedagogical strategies for teaching women about finance.
Descriptors: Womens Education, Money Management, Financial Services, Adult Education