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ERIC Number: EJ1178762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
"This Group Is Vital": Adult Peers in Community for Support and Learning
Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Zarestky, Jill; Deer, Shannon
Adult Learning, v29 n2 p43-52 May 2018
Adult learners often experience uncertainty, isolation, and, in graduate school, angst about meeting program requirements. Therefore, graduate students created and facilitated a seminar series and preliminary examination study group. The experience, however, transcended seminars and study meetings to build relevant and meaningful community. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine adult peers in community for support and learning. Major findings included participants built community for support and learning, using programming as foundation for building a community of practice (CoP), with peer mentoring playing a major role. The findings also feature participant voices and share programming ideas for adult learners and educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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