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Pederson, JoEllen; Znosko, Jessi; Peters, Jesse; Cannata, Susan M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantages of combining place-as-text curriculum with an oral history collection to act as catalysts for transformational learning. These experiential and service learning practices complement each other to enrich the encounters students are afforded. First, the nature and procedures of place-as-text and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Oral History, Transformative Learning, Experiential Learning
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Lin, Xi; Wang, Chih-hsuan – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Previous studies indicated there was a difference in goal orientations and learning strategies between adult and traditional learners. However, limited studies investigated the relationship between achievement goal orientations (AGO) and self-regulated learning (SRL) between adult and traditional learners. Hence, the current study examined the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Metacognition, Adult Learning
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Gupta, Kalpana – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Graduate students at a distance require an advising approach that allows them to connect to their peers, faculty, and the University as a whole. In addition, they need to be empowered to develop transferable skills and self-directed behaviors from the advising process just as they are through the learning process. Faculty from the adult education…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Distance Education, Academic Advising, Graduate Students
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Plakhotnik, Maria S.; Delgado, Antonio; Seepersad, Rehana – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This article explores four former doctoral students' perceptions about their selves as adult learners and adult educators through the use of autoethnography and reflective dialogue. The dynamics between the two selves were explored to identify emerging themes and implications for practice in adult education. The duality of their roles as learners…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Tønseth, Christin – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
How can political intentions concerning adult learning be realized when adults seem to have intentions and outcomes that go in many directions? This paper highlights some tensions and discrepancies between adult education policy goals, referred to as promoters for lifelong learning, and adults' outcomes from participation in learning. While some…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Political Attitudes, Intention, Adult Education
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Feldman, Eric M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This paper provides a resource on the impact of social media on adult learners' construction of knowledge, particularly as it pertains to adult education's role in fostering a robust democratic society. There has been an increase in the literature in recent years that explores the various aspects of social media use, such as the incivility of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adult Learning, Epistemology, Learning Processes
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Yelich Biniecki, Susan M.; Conceição, Simone C. O. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
People are living and traveling to places all over the world. An exploration of how this movement influences learners' worldviews has implications for adult development, identity, and learning. The purpose of this paper is to present a phenomenological study conducted in the U.S. that examined how individuals' living or traveling…
Descriptors: Mobility, Travel, Influences, Adult Education
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Stein, David S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
In a movement toward workforce development as an academic entity, the identity of adult education as projects for inquiry is troubled. In some academic programs, adult education has been termed adult learning in the service of promoting teaching and learning for the workplace. However, adult education's inquiry, its projects, might be more…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Labor Force Development, Social Justice
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Koenig, Allison L.; Smith, Amber R. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Media and popular culture reach broad audiences and have the potential to be an invaluable teaching resource in terms of promoting adult education and learning. Human resource development instructors can use media artifacts (e.g., films, television, novels, and cartoons) as useful methods to demonstrate learning theory and adult development…
Descriptors: Films, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Aging (Individuals)
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Wright, Robin Redmon – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Too often, educators, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of adult education and human resource development rely on traditional curricular materials and an academic body of knowledge for teaching, evaluating, and training adults. This assumes a coherent body of prior knowledge, assumptions, worldviews, and experiences in their students…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Human Resources
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Hutchins, Holly M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
In this article, I describe my reflections on developing student authors through a class research project. I review the assignment origins and description and my role in the students' developmental journey from transforming a class assignment to a publishable work. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Student Writing Models, Reflection, Research Projects
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Sharma, Sonia – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Adult educators often struggle with finding creative ways to help students understand adult learning theories and applications of those theories in professional practice. Media analysis of popular culture can uncomplicate this task by engaging learners in understanding concepts, principles or theories (Baumgartner & Merriam, 1999). The purpose of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Human Resources
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Morntountak, Aliki – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The purpose of study was to explore the change process described in "The Shack" using Mezirow's (1997) phases of meaning-making in transformational learning. Results suggest that transformational learning is a useful lens for examining the individual change process in the novel, and offers teaching opportunities in classes that explore personal…
Descriptors: Grief, Transformative Learning, Novels, Adult Learning
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Hutchins, Holly M.; Bierema, Laura – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Examining media artifacts as a learning method has received little attention in human resource development (HRD) despite it being a predominate form of information and influence in popular culture. As Giroux (2002) opines, media functions as a form of public pedagogy by offering situations and contexts through which viewers can vicariously…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Human Resources, Popular Culture
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Walker, Wayland – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Adult education for social change can occur within social movements, and the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) rights has included educational strategies designed to challenge heterosexist and homophobic systems of power. This article explores how the Queer Nation movement of the early 1990s deployed a Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Adult Learning, Social Change, Homosexuality
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