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Fabbri, Loretta; Romano, Alessandra – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The article analyzes the learning paths, organizational devices, and system actions taken within the Teaching & Learning Center research and training facility at the University of Siena.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Organizational Culture, Employment Potential, Teacher Centers
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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
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Webber, Bryan; Forster, Jenna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter examines the development of emerging leaders in the digital age and the intersection of adult transformative learning concepts with that phenomenon.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Leadership Training, Transformative Learning, Educational Technology
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Groen, Janet; Kawalilak, Colleen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, we reconnect with and reflect on our own stories of working within a university setting and how we create spaces for the possibility of transformative learning. Through this process, we have renewed our purpose to advocate for a deeper focus on "the relational" in those contexts where a dominant focus on systems,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Reflection
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Tolliver, Derise E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The workplace is a place where we show up as human beings, subject to human experience. People are no longer willing to leave their spirit-ness at the door. In reality, spirit-ness shows up "without permission" as a revolutionary, powerful, and transformative way of being in a world that too often supports status quo activities that are…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Spiritual Development, Workplace Learning
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Cox, Elaine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
In this chapter, the author explores how the adult learning theories of andragogy and transformative learning may be used when coaching adult learners.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Andragogy
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Campone, Francine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter provides an overview of key principles and practices in executive coaching. Coaching is discussed as a reflective learning opportunity and offers the theoretical grounding, strategies, and case studies for each of four key elements of a coaching engagement.
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Workplace Learning, Coaching (Performance)
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter presents one faculty member's narrative in which academic research, teaching, advising, and mentoring coalesced into an activist agenda for transformative learning and social justice.
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Social Justice, Transformative Learning, Educational Research
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter considers Theme 4 of the "Hamburg Declaration": Adult learning, gender equality and equity, and the empowerment of women. It has a fourfold purpose. It begins with a review of the balance of progress to date in conceptualizing gender. Second, it examines the objectives of CONFINTEA V and VI from a gender perspective. Third,…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Empowerment
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Lawrence, Randee Lipson – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This volume has explored embodied knowing in formal and informal education, including the university classroom, the workplace, the health professions, and the community. Educators considered the role of intuition, theater, dance, yoga, and outdoor education activities as forms of embodied learning. While the contexts of education were different,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Health Occupations, Informal Education, Cultural Awareness
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Butterwick, Shauna; Selman, Jan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Theater processes can powerfully connect mind, body, and emotions, providing opportunities and spaces for transformation. Based in stories from the authors' disparate but complementary practices, they focus here on facilitators' ethical responsibilities when bringing theater activities to processes of critical deconstruction of oppressive…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Theater Arts, Teaching Methods, Risk
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Meyer, Pamela – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Organizational learning and transformation and attainment of organizational goals are not at odds. Those who value and consciously integrate whole-person and whole-body strategies in their formal and informal learning practices encourage people to bring their whole selves, including their emotional, physical, and spiritual life, to work. As…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Motivation, Work Environment, Workplace Learning
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Howden, Eric – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Most people can recall a time when they learned a skill or came to understand an idea while participating in an experience: learning in such a way that the action being taken and the resulting learning outcomes were synonymous. Time spent in hands-on efforts tend to engage learners physically and emotionally in both the process of learning and the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Emotional Development
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Sussman, Abraham; Kossak, Mitchell – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Educating adults to tap into the wisdom of their inner life can happen in many contexts: (1) higher education classrooms; (2) workshop and retreat settings; and (3) psychotherapy settings. Adults can also facilitate the development of their inner life through various self-directed learning efforts, by learning from life experience, and through…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Self Concept, Metacognition, Learning Processes
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Peinovich, Paula E.; Hodgkinson, Harold L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Emerging from the 1960s and a focus on transformative learning, Walden University is a pioneering program for adult learners. The authors outline how Walden's doctoral program engaged mid-career professionals in student-designed inquiry and applied scholarship. They first discuss the founding of Walden University. Then they describe how the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Doctoral Programs, Adult Learning
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