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ERIC Number: ED460285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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