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ERIC Number: EJ887784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Narrative Learning: Its Contours and Its Possibilities
Clark, M. Carolyn
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n126 p3-11 Sum 2010
So, what exactly is narrative learning? And why should adult educators know about it and use it in practice? Well, the short answer to both questions is that one makes sense of all experience by narrating it (constructing it as a kind of story), so understanding how narrative works will make the practice of adult educators more effective. But short answers to large questions are never enough, so the purpose of this chapter will be to spell out in more detail the fundamentals of narrative and how it connects with learning in adulthood. Once that foundation is in place, the author explores the possibilities narrative has for theorizing about adult learning by focusing on one type, namely, transformational learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A