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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
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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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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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LeVasseur, Mary; Purzycki, Edward; Williams, Helene – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents the process and operational considerations when developing and implementing mindfulness-based programs for both patients and staff in hospital and health-care settings.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Program Implementation, Patients, Hospitals
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Doyle, James F.; Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Palmer, Charles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses ways of engaging the plant-human connection and exchange by learning about bonsai and then engaging and meditating on the tree to eventually cultivate the experience of bonsai as meditation.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Learning, Plants (Botany), Forestry
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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
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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
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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
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Guo, Shibao; Shan, Wei – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This research examines the role of adult and lifelong learning in facilitating successful aging among Chinese older adults. A life history research is adopted to conduct the study. By analyzing narratives of research participants' learning stories, the study explores the provision of lifelong learning programs, Chinese perspectives on successful…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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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
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Charungkaittikul, Suwithida – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The concept of lifelong learning is deeply entrenched in Thai culture and tradition. Gradually moving from a primarily agricultural society toward a manufacturing, industrial and service, and society with the goal of becoming a learning society, Thailand needs to offer its people with more lifelong learning opportunities and support to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Influences, Public Policy
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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
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Kang, Haijun; Lin, Xi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
As China is playing an active role in the World's politics, economy, and cultural circles, being able to communicate in English has become one of the basic life and work skills and a key for global access and integration. High mobile technology penetration, together with the proliferation of mobile learning applications, have made it possible for…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, English (Second Language), Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Cho, Sung Ran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article discusses how the current Korean lifelong learning, led by citizens, is connected with cultural learning, citizenship learning, and community engagement, rooted in the community and combination of active community building projects. It also introduces the structure and policies of lifelong education in Korea, the background and recent…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Community Involvement
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Wang, Qianran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Kominkan and its practice on Japanese social education and how it facilitates Japanese adult education and lifelong learning in local communities. Historically, social education was understood as all education that promotes social development and societal progress. Kominkan, as Japanese social education institutions for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Self Determination
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