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Boiarska-Khomenko, Anna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The article presents a retrospective analysis of adult learning development in Poland in the 20th century. Based on the study and analysis of historical and pedagogical literature, normative documents of the official bodies of Polish government, the periodical press of the 20th century, several stages of adult learning development, in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives
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Daniele, Luisa – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
The paper examines critically the dimension of empowerment in the European discourse, starting from some operational definitions used in official documents. The author analyses the shift in the European documents from 2000 to recent years, from a lifelong learning vision to an adult education approach, basically labour market-oriented, thus…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Discourse Analysis, Position Papers, Definitions
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Wuestewald, Todd – Adult Learning, 2016
Executive development programs (EDPs) have undergone significant change since their introduction in the early 20th century. As an adjunct or alternative to traditional education, EDPs are considered an efficient means of imparting critical, functional, and social-behavior skills to current and future organizational leaders. Consequently, such…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Management Development, Educational Development, Educational History
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Hanemann, Ulrike – International Review of Education, 2015
In a fast-changing and highly inequitable world, lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important, not only as a key organising principle for all forms of education and learning but also as an absolute necessity for everyone. It is particularly important for disadvantaged individuals and groups who have been excluded from or failed to acquire…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Adult Learning, Annual Reports
Umezulike, Nneka A. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The educational system has witnessed a number of laudable programs since inception in both formal and non-formal systems of education programs that were set up to empower adult educational skills, knowledge, decision-making processes.Correspondence education transformed into distance education which--with the advent of information and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Distance Education, College Programs
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
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Carmo, Mafalda, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015-END 2015, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 29 of June. Education, in our contemporary world, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Peterson, Claudette M.; Ray, Chris M. – Journal of Adult Education, 2013
Although the Greek roots of the word pedagogy refer to teaching children, until the second half of the 20th century it was applied to any teaching-learning transaction regardless of the age of the learner. Some educators still use pedagogy in this generic way. A neologism is a newly coined word or phrase that is just emerging into mainstream use,…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Monk, David F. – Adult Learning, 2013
The objective of this article is to investigate learning in museums through the lens of John Dewey's philosophy of education and experiential learning. The influence of Dewey's philosophy of education is widespread and resounding. In this article, I examine the experiential qualities of Dewey's philosophy and compare it with the objectives of the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Philosophy
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Korr, Jeremy; Derwin, Ellen Baker; Greene, Kimberly; Sokoloff, William – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2012
While many institutions deliver some classes in blended format, Brandman University transitioned all of its face-to-face classes to blended delivery, using a model tailored to the needs of adult learners. This article provides research supporting the ways that blended learning principles align with key principles of andragogy. The article provides…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Andragogy, Adult Learning, Delivery Systems
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Alexander, Mark; Taylor, Caroline; Greenberger, Scott; Watts, Margie; Balch, Riann – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2012
This article presents the authors' reflective annotations on becoming a scholar. This paper begins with a discussion on socialization for teaching, followed by a discussion on socialization for service and sense of belonging. Then, it describes how the doctoral process evolves. Finally, it talks about adult learners who pursue doctoral education.
Descriptors: Socialization, Doctoral Programs, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Berkvens, Jan B. Y.; Kalyanpur, Maya; Kuiper, Wilmad; Van den Akker, Jan – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
All over the world, international development organizations try to increase professional capacity of local staff. These attempts are thought to fail because of financial constraints, but this is just part of the story. Professional development and adult learning theories approach learning from a western perspective, while many developing societies…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Henschke, John A. – Adult Learning, 2012
International travel has the potential to expand one's learning horizons exponentially, especially with the abundantly enriching experiences of adult, continuing, and lifelong learning conferences. CONFINTEA VI (The Sixth World International Conference in Adult Education) sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Mouzakitis, George S.; Tuncay, Nazime – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
It is supported that the object of education is to provide results. Hence, it is of crucial importance to economic development globally. In our era, globalization is a highly disputable event with strong persuasive arguments and equally solid disagreements. The impact of globalization in our everyday activities has been increased. In parallel,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Economic Development, Global Approach
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Peinovich, Paula E.; Hodgkinson, Harold L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Emerging from the 1960s and a focus on transformative learning, Walden University is a pioneering program for adult learners. The authors outline how Walden's doctoral program engaged mid-career professionals in student-designed inquiry and applied scholarship. They first discuss the founding of Walden University. Then they describe how the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Doctoral Programs, Adult Learning
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