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Clark, M. Carolyn; Rossiter, Marsha – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article examines the potential of personal storytelling as a pedagogical method. When incorporated into the educational experience, autobiographical stories serve as a primary and fruitful link between lived experience and curricular content, a connection integral to adult learning. These stories enable learners to identify congruencies and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Personal Narratives, Experience
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Armstrong, Joseph; Hyslop-Margison, Emery – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Building on the framework of Peters and Armstrong's (1998) three Types of Teaching/Learning, this article explores the use of dialogue to foster a collaborative and democratic learning experience. There are three conditions under which dialogue can be facilitated as a part of the collaborative learning experience: (a) intent, (b) a dialogical…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Adult Educators, Learning Experience, Adult Education
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Kohns, Jonathan W.; Ponton, Michael K. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Personal responsibility has long been considered an important component in self-directed learning. And yet, a theoretical understanding of personal responsibility that could lead to meaningful instrumentation has eluded the field. The present study considers the merits of the Triangle Model of Responsibility (TMR) (Schlenker, Britt, Pennington,…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Research Needs, Construct Validity, Goodness of Fit
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Landorf, Hilary – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) curriculum and teaching method uses art to help students think critically, listen attentively, communicate, and collaborate. VTS has been proven to enhance reading, writing, comprehension, and creative and analytical skills among students of all ages. The origins and procedures of the VTS curriculum are…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Teaching Methods, Curriculum, Thinking Skills
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Broinowski, Ian – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
In this article Ian Broinowski explores creative and interesting ways to incorporate text messaging (SMS) into his teaching practices. Using a computer he is able to send messages related to classroom activities and share ideas and resources with students. He also examines some of the protocols associated with the use of mobile phones and draws…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Carvajal, Manuel J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to discuss, evaluate, and illustrate the experiences of a City-as-Text[C] exploration in partial fulfillment of the requirements of an honors study abroad program in Spain. First, the nature and procedures of City as Text[C] as a learning tool are explained, followed by a list of necessary conditions for its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Programs, Honors Curriculum
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