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ERIC Number: EJ810291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Narrative Learning in Adulthood
Clark, M. Carolyn; Rossiter, Marsha
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n119 p61-70 Fall 2008
Narrative is not only a method for fostering learning; it is also a way to conceptualize the learning process. In this chapter, the authors examine what narrative learning is, how it works, and how it can be used more intentionally and effectively in the education of adults. This article aims to stimulate further conversation and thought about the possibilities inherent in conceptualizing learning as a narrative process. The authors begin with an overview of narrative theory, examine the connection between experiential and narrative learning, and follow that with a description of what they mean by narrative learning and how learning itself can be conceptualized as a narrative process. They then look at several examples of narrative learning in practice and conclude with some thoughts about the potential of narrative learning theory for the field of adult education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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