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Ade-Ojo, Gordon O.; Yacoub, Raed – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article provides an argument for the recognition of complementary alternative literacy learning spaces (CALLS) as a strategy for operationalising the notion of multi-literacies in classroom practice. The paper draws empirical evidence from a small-case project to support the claim that scratch, functioning as a CALLS is a viable tool for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Katsara, Ourania; De Witte, Kristof – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article discusses the teachers' role in self-directed learning (SDL) -- a central concept in adult education. We explore the use of Socratic questioning to develop critical thinking, which is the outcome of SDL in problem-based learning (PBL). In particular, we analyse 11 adult learners' reflective journals in relation to a Socratic seminar.…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning, Independent Study
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Walters, Shirley; von Kotze, Astrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Discourses on adult learning and education (ALE) and in particular the GRALE Report generally have limited coverage of popular education as part of its ecology. Given both the long history of popular education globally as a necessary approach towards affecting transformation and the socio-economic-ecological transformations that are needed, we…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Adult Learning, Educational History, Social Change
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Harman, Kerry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The broad concern of this paper is how the relationship between education, democracy and emancipation might be conceived. This theme is explored through examining the contribution of a Rancierian conception of emancipation and democracy to rethinking widening participation in higher education. Following Ranciere, it is argued that taking equality…
Descriptors: Democracy, Correlation, Access to Education, Higher Education
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McNicol, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Working with social haunting was a community-based participatory research project that aimed to investigate how contested pasts carry affective meanings in ways that defy conventional forms of knowledge representation. The project illustrated the potential of the use of playful approaches within adult learning and specifically within a radical…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Play
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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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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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Johnson, Kay – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
Canada, like other settler nations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, faces considerable challenges in repairing and transforming relationships with Indigenous peoples. The country's reconciliation efforts need to overcome a general failure among non-Indigenous Canadians to acknowledge and understand colonialism and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Indigenous Populations, Social Action, Urban Areas
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Jarvis, Christine; Gouthro, Patricia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
Many educators of professionals use arts-based approaches, but often explore this within the confines of their own professional disciplines. This paper consists of a thematic review of the literature on arts and professional education, which cuts across professional disciplines in an attempt to identify the specific contribution the arts can make…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Art Education, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Ackland, Aileen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
This article demonstrates that the presence of radical discourse in an educational field is not necessarily evidence of criticality in practice. Appropriated by policy and practitioners within a web of power relations, radical discourse may come to act on practice in ways which are antithetical to its theoretical origins. To illustrate this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Social Theories, Adult Literacy
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Tett, Lyn; Anderson, Kirstin; McNeill, Fergus; Overy, Katie; Sparks, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article investigates the role of the arts in enabling prisoners to engage with learning and improve their literacy, and the impact this has on their rehabilitation and desistance from crime. It draws on data collected from prisoners who participated in arts interventions in three different Scottish prisons. It argues that participating in the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Drama, Audiences, Correctional Institutions
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Erguig, Reddard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article offers an ethnographic case study of two Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers' characteristics and their literacy instruction. It draws on the New Literacy Studies tradition and used ethnographic tools (in-depth interviews, classroom observation and the think-aloud protocol) to explore the characteristics of two ABE teachers and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Protocol Analysis, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries
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Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Bishop, Dan; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper explores three different ways in which workers experience and react to managerial attempts to mould and shape their identities. It provides illustrations of three theoretically-derived identity modalities: "dramaturgical selves"; "conformist selves"; and "resistant selves". The paper shows how the relationship between personal and…
Descriptors: Identification, Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Davis, Matt; Kiely, Richard; Askham, James – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article describes an innovative continuing professional development (CPD) programme for experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, and a research study into its impact. The programme incorporates the principles of Practitioner Research (PR) and focuses in particular on the skills of data analysis and situated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
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Hamilton, Mary – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This paper introduces the significant body of research on everyday literacies that has developed over the last 20 years and links it with the concerns of those working in the field of lifelong learning. It starts by briefly introducing debates about adult informal learning. It goes on to discuss ethnographic and interview studies of everyday…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Informal Education
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