ERIC Number: ED429211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
New Views of Adult Learning. Trends and Issues Alert No. 5.
Three areas of the literature on adult learning showing recent activity are transformative learning (TL), adult learning related to technology, and collaborative/group learning. Recent publications on TL include a critical review of the literature, discussion of TL's relationship to adult development, and description of TL in practice. Technological developments have also affected adult learning research and theory building. In adult education, technology is emerging as both a delivery system and a content area. Although learning in groups has had a long history in adult education, the focus has traditionally been on group processes. Recently, the emphasis has shifted to groups as learning environments and helping learners think about group learning as opposed to individual learning. Collaborative learning partnerships and the effect of technology on group learning are other aspects of group learning that have been explored. Other aspects of adult learning that have recently been examined are the relationship between power and gender and the connection between adult learning and social change. The continuing progress in adult learning research is the sign of a vital field, and the literature provides information that can be used to improve practice. (A 21-item annotated bibliography constitutes the majority of this document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Group Instruction, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, State of the Art Reviews, Technological Advancement, Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Trend Analysis
Web site: http://ericacve.org/tia.asp
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.