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ERIC Number: EJ944826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Searching for Sophia: Adult Educators and Adult Learners as Wisdom Seekers
Fraser, Wilma; Hyland-Russell, Tara
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n131 p25-34 Fall 2011
This article invokes the spirit of "Sophia" as metaphorical guide for an ongoing reclamation of wisdom spaces and describes a path for educators and practitioners that can assist in the recovery of wisdom in the face of increasing pressures of measurable outcomes within the field of lifelong learning. The authors first examine wisdom within adult learning paradigms. Next, they explore key metaphors of knowledge and wisdom which leads to a third section on conceiving wisdom spaces. The article then concludes with implications for adult education. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United Kingdom