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Lima, Licínio C. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Besides other theoretical perspectives, the understanding of present adult education and learning policy discourse also demands contributions from social enquiry originated in the broader field of permanent education. The works of Paulo Freire and Ettore Gelpi, two of the most important authors who developed a critical perspective of permanent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Educational Theories
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Heinemann, Alisha M. B. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Newcomers to Austria and Germany are obliged to learn German, as both of the nation states define themselves as monolingual -- although millions of citizens speak more than one language. The demand to learn the national language is promoted by the shaky promise that it is an entrance ticket to the labour market and also a sine qua non to be…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, German, Second Language Learning
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Roessger, Kevin M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Kevin M. Roessger is an assistant professor of adult and lifelong learning at the University of Arkansas. He teaches courses in all areas of adult learning and development. His research interests include behavioural analytic approaches to skills-based learning and reflection as a natural phenomenon. Current conceptualisations of reflection have…
Descriptors: Reflection, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Behavior Theories
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Gessner, Ingrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
The incorporation of cultural productions and virtual experiences in museum spaces adds to the objects' significance and also turns them into important contributions to adult education. Yet, how far do they trouble, decolonise, revisualise, tell alternative stories, interrogate intolerance and privilege or stimulate critical literacies? This…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Museums, Teaching Methods, Japanese Americans
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Hoggan, Chad – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article depicts the literature on transformative learning theory in two ways. First, it conveys an historical evolution of the theory that has taken place over the past four decades. Second, it reviews the research literature on transformative learning within the field of adult education over the past 12 years in terms of its portrayal and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outcomes of Education, Classification, Learning Theories
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article examines the neglected role of adult learning in the 1968 Poor People's Campaign (PPC) through a case study of a low-income group from Marks in Mississippi, regarded as the poorest town in America. Social movement theory and both Gramsci and Freire provide a conceptual framework for the study. Over 100 people travelled in May 1968…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational History, Activism, Low Income Groups
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Kathryn, Church; Danielle, Landry; Catherine, Frazee; Esther, Ignagni; Cindy, Mitchell; Melanie, Panitch; Jennifer, Patterson; Sandra, Phillips; Poirier, Terry; Karen, Yoshida; Jijian, Voronka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article introduces the exhibit called "Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember" and positions it as a focal point for exploring questions of disability, museum exhibition and adult education. Created by the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, "Out from Under" was the first…
Descriptors: Activism, Disabilities, Museums, Exhibits
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Fristrup, Tine; Grut, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we develop a framework that demonstrates how older adults need to develop diverse capabilities in relation to their educational life course through engagements in Nordic museums, archives and street art activities. We discuss how European museums have taken up UNESCO's approach to lifelong learning as a way to conceptualise…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Museums, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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Grenier, Robin S.; Hafsteinsson, Sigurjón Baldur – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we present an illustrative case of public pedagogy in an Icelandic museum. The museum utilised social movement learning to present the recent event and responses to the financial collapse in Iceland beginning in 2008. We illustrate how a small regional museum disrupted cultural and institutional norms to challenge visitors, local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Teaching Methods, Social History
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Quintana, Maclovia; Morales, Alfonso – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
Computer-mediated communications, in particular listservs, can be powerful tools for creating social change--namely, shifting our food system to a more healthy, just, and localised model. They do this by creating the conditions--collaborations, interaction, self-reflection, and personal empowerment--that cultivate distributed leadership. In this…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Informal Education
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Plumb, Donovan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
This article argues that philosopher Martha Nussbaum's reflections on the role of the emotions in human flourishing can contribute in important ways to our understanding of the emotions in adult education contexts. The article summarises Nussbaum's exploration of the contributions of classical philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Philosophy, Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Processes
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Mclean, Scott; Gondek, Jyoti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article inspires critical and creative thinking about the promotion of citizenship development through programmes of study designed primarily to enhance adults' vocational skills. It does so through presenting an empirical case study of an important adult education programme delivered by the Department of University Extension at the…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Rural Youth, Extracurricular Activities, Extension Education
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Hallqvist, Anders; Ellstrom, Per-Erik; Hyden, Lars-Christer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Biographical learning as a conceptual tool for investigating learning in life transitions has gained some recognition over recent years. In this article, we elaborate on this concept against the background of previous research and suggest a number of different modes of biographical learning. We further exemplify and discuss our suggestions in…
Descriptors: Biographies, Career Change, Midlife Transitions, Reflection
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Jubas, Kaela; Knutson, Patricia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article discusses initial findings from a study exploring the pedagogical functions of popular culture. The study was framed by a neo-Gramscian theoretical framework which connects adult education and cultural studies, and asserts that culture underpins important informal adult learning. We used two television shows, "Grey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Medical Students, Student Attitudes
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Holst, John D. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Politics, Ideology
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