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ERIC Number: EJ1168751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
Transformative Learning and Technology in Adult and Vocational Education
Wang, Victor C. X.; Cranton, Patricia
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v9 n1 Article 3 p26-37 2013
Adult learners often fear that they will be unable to find work if they are lacking in technological skills. The media, including newspapers, magazines, and advertisements for positions often emphasize the importance of the use of technology in the workplace. It is the case that without adequate skills in the use of appropriate technologies, adult workers may face challenges in finding employment. But what technologies can do is to provide powerful teaching and learning strategies. This article addresses technological applications in vocational and adult education advancement from different perspectives. Technology has the potential to support transformative learning. Technology, along with the vital role of adult educators, helps learners grow, change, and develop. Through the discussion of these, and related issues, a model titled Learners' Seeking Transformation via Web 2.0 Technologies, has emerged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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