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ERIC Number: EJ793049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Down the Rabbit Hole: Adults' Learning Adventures in Wonderland
Westland, Ella
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n3 p281-296 2004
This account of learning journeys, taken from interviews with a group of adults graduating from a part-time humanities program, traces one prominent pattern from first enrollment to graduation, prioritizing the importance of "time out". Students who had joined a course out of curiosity found themselves traveling in a land of unexpected pleasures, and reveled in their escape from the everyday world. The article identifies three factors which contributed to this experience: the extended nature of the program, the humanities-based curriculum and the multidisciplinary structure; and maintains that opportunities for unpredictable learning adventures must be respected and protected. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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