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Iphofen, Ron – Adults Learning (England), 1996
Mature students may experience dislocation from familiar circumstances, vulnerability, or overconfidence. Some learn nothing from experience or simply enjoy the experience of learning. Humility to learn and the excitement of new learning are needed by both learners and educators. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Experiential Learning, Nursing Education
Iphofen, Ron – Adults Learning (England), 1993
As presently constituted, open learning suits the ideology of privatization, being narrowly vocational and skill oriented. However, open learning should be genuinely flexible, encourage a liberal approach, and develop critical detachment. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Finance, Hidden Curriculum
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Iphofen, Ron – Journal of Allied Health, 2000
In Britain, health occupations education has been incorporated into higher education. Educational institutions can respond to the ensuing upheaval by developing caring learning organizations, characterized by an affiliative attitude, respect for differences, open communication, balance of freedom and order, spontaneity, fun, transcendent value…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Change, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
Iphofen, Ron – Adults Learning (England), 1989
Defends residential adult education in the wake of the prospect that the Secretary of State for Scotland is to withdraw funding for Newbattle Abbey, the only long-term adult residential college in Scotland. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries
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Iphofen, Ron – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
Using a taxonomy of student motives and a framework of transition phases in residential experience, data from interviews with four adult students and questionnaire responses from others showed the following: residential adult students have individualized and instrumental motivations; communal life is seen as vital to the experience; and results…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Residential Colleges
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Iphofen, Ron; Poland, Fiona – Teaching Sociology, 1997
Provides an overview of the design, implementation, and evaluation of sociology courses in health-care-professional education in England. Discusses the policy changes that led to the inclusion of these courses into medical, nursing, midwifery, and radiography curricula. Examines pedagogical and logistical issues as well as course content. (MJP)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Brown, Sally, Ed.; Armstrong, Steve, Ed.; Thompson, Gail, Ed. – 1998
Twenty papers on motivating college students are grouped into four sections: (1) the impact of teaching on student motivation; (2) motivating diverse students; (3) the impact of university practices on motivation; and (4) the impact of assessment on motivation. After an introductory selection by Sally Brown, Steve Armstrong, and Gail Thompson, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Diversity (Student), Foreign Countries