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Procknow, Greg – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
This article is an autoethnographic vignette of a schizoaffective sufferer learning about 'saneness' from slasher films. In this paper, theories from popular culture as pedagogy, Mad Studies, and cultivation theory, are used to confirm that saneness in motion pictures (specifically slasher films) can be conceptualized as a site of critical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Popular Culture, Ethnography, Vignettes
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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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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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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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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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Lim, Doo Hun; Yoon, Seung Won; Park, Sunyoung – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This study reports the result of literature review in regards to learning outcome studies and presents a framework that integrates content types with learning outcomes. Analysis of learning outcome studies between 1992 and 2006 using the ERIC database indicated that most empirical studies have assessed the learning outcome at lower levels of…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews
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Ponton, Michael K.; Rhea, Nancy E. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
The current perspective of autonomous learning defines it as the agentive exhibition of resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence in self-directed learning. As a form of human agency, it has been argued in the literature that this perspective should be consistent with Bandura's (1986) Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Learning Theories, Epistemology