ERIC Number: ED460285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Tacit Skills, Informal Knowledge and Reflective Practice. NALL Working Paper.
Lior, Karen; Martin, D'Arcy; Morais, Anne
This project is building on site-specific qualitative data to develop a profile of adult learning activity now largely unrecognized by education providers. It explores the various learning strategies used by adults in these three locations: unionized factory, community-based training program, and literacy program. At a half-way point in a two-year project, results have been obtained from 13 interviews, comments from 22 profiles, and a videotaped discussion among 5 people. All participants are women. One outstanding theme is that these women love to learn. Interviewees identify four themes that help them learn: an appreciation for their independence, a supportive community, a feeling of self-confidence, and applying or practicing the newly acquired skill in a real situation. The project is supplying researchers with a systematic approach to capturing the initiatives of working people as learners the Skills and Knowledge Profile that helps learners identify and value their skills and experience. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Community Education, Community Organizations, Developed Nations, Females, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Inplant Programs, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Prior Learning, Reflective Teaching, Self Concept, Unions
For full text: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/24tacitskill s.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. New Approaches to Lifelong Learning.; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). National Literacy Secretariat.; Canadian Labour Force Development Board, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada