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Brooks, Ann K. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article shares the findings of a qualitative study of a community-based organization in Mexico and the emancipatory pedagogy practiced there in a time characterized by a changing global economic order, conflict and war, corruption and geographic displacement. To make sense of the transnational philosophical fusion and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Swartzwelder, Kay; Murphy, Jackie; Murphy, Glenn – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Learning in an online classroom can be optimized when teaching methods focus on student engagement with course content and student-student interactivity. Social learning is a challenge in any online learning environment, but it is realistic with the appropriate selection of discussion modalities. Text-based discussions have been traditionally…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Video Technology
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Thompson, Carol C.; Patterson, Jill – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Organizations governing education in the health professions have recently called for changes in teaching to promote students' use of critical thinking (CT). Expectations for CT in courses to train educators should be aligned with the expectations of student use of CT. A growing number of certificate and master's-level programs are being developed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Masters Programs, Certification
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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Atas, Sait; Ghani, Shehzad – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This exploratory study sought to understand the meaning of cognitive presence for graduate students in a blended learning course. Four research questions guided the investigation, which employed a qualitative instrumental case study approach as the research design. Several data sources were used including: semi structured interviews with graduate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods
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Giuseffi, Francesco G., Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Today's global educational environment includes the emergence of adult learners participating in formal and informal educational encounters for the purposes of professional development or personal enrichment. These learners must possess the conceptual and attitudinal idea of self-directed learning in order to be skilled workers and fulfilled human…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Education, Andragogy, Learning Analytics
Diaz, Delia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States struggle with the basics of English literacy and reading comprehension. The lack of metacognitive awareness during reading prevents ELL students from engaging actively in the learning process. The CALLA method was used as a conceptual framework for explicit instruction. The problem…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda; Frick, Liezel – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Adult learners have unique educational needs that require attention from Higher Education Institutions, facilitators and industry. While several theories and policies have been developed to address the bourgeoning educational challenges confronting adult learners in Higher Education Institutions, not much has been achieved in the wake of growing…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Higher Education
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Sülükçü, Yusuf – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The present study aimed to identify Turkish language sounds that Arabic native speakers experience pronunciation difficulties with when learning Turkish and make various suggestions on how to resolve this problem. Qualitative research method and observation technique were used in the study. The data were collected in 2016 and the second half of…
Descriptors: Turkish, Phonology, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning
Hershner, Jessa R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increase in population of nontraditional adult learners paired with a demand for multisensory learning created a need for further research in best pedagogy in higher education. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the central question on how the integration of music, lyrics, or music videos into higher education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Multiple Intelligences
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Hockett, Eloise – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the cultural learning insights of four educators during and after an immersion experience in Kenya. During this experience the participants delivered professional development sessions to teachers in two rural Kenyan schools, and stayed with Kenyan families. Mezirow's transformational learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students
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Barrett, Jessica L.; Denegar, Craig R.; Mazerolle, Stephanie M. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2018
Context: It is the educator's responsibility to prepare the students to be clinicians who think and reason critically while integrating research evidence into practice. Those new to the role of faculty member, who lack clinical and teaching experience, face challenges in the classroom application of those concepts. Objective: To discuss the…
Descriptors: Medical School Faculty, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Medicine
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