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Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the emerging social and organizational contexts for health professions education and the rationale for foundational adult and continuing education concepts to be included in the curricula of HPE graduate programs.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Context Effect
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Daley, Barbara J.; Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this final chapter, we summarize the themes of this sourcebook along with the issues and trends in health professions education (HPE) identified by the chapter authors. By comparing and contrasting HPE and adult and continuing education, we discuss ways in which the two can be integrated.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Scott, Leodis – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter features a conceptual framework that considers the practical characteristics of learning cities, pointing to the field of adult and continuing education to lead a movement for the purposes of education, learning, and engagement for all.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
Federighi, Paolo – European Union, 2013
Adult and continuing education has the dual function of contributing to employability and economic growth, on the one hand, and responding to broader societal challenges, in particular promoting social cohesion, on the other. Companies and families support important investments that have, to date, ensured important growth in both skills and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Adult Education, Public Policy
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Daley, Barbara J.; Martin, Larry G.; Roessger, Kevin M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Within this "Adult Education Quarterly" ("AEQ") forum, the authors call for a dialogue and examination of research methods in the field of adult and continuing education. Using the article by Boeren as a starting point, the authors analyze both qualitative and quantitative research trends and advocate for more methodological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Adult Education, Continuing Education
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Sandmann, Lorilee R.; Miller, Gary E. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2011
Drawing on collective experience of over 200 years, four members of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame were panelists in a session at the 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference. As the panelists reflected on careers in the field of adult and continuing education, four sustaining themes emerged: commitment,…
Descriptors: Careers, Reputation, Continuing Education, Adult Education
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Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Röbken, Heinke; Ehrenspeck-Kolasa, Yvonne; von Ossietzky, Carl – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This study builds upon a Delphi study carried out by Zawacki-Richter (2009) which posited a validated classification of research areas in the special area of distance education. We now replicate the study for the broader field of adult and continuing education (ACE). The aims of this paper are: firstly, to develop a categorisation of research…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Research, Delphi Technique
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Foley, Jeffrey M.; Kaiser, Leann M. R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Broad (1997) defined learning transfer as the "effective and continuing application by learners--to their performance of jobs or other individual, organizational, or community responsibilities--of knowledge and skills gained in the learning activities" (p. 2). This chapter offers an introduction to learning transfer and the major concepts related…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Transfer of Training, Barriers
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Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Robbins, Stacey E.; Bixby, John – Adult Learning, 2017
Academic publications provide insights into a discipline's history, knowledge base, and research norms, and thus analyzing publication activity provides learning about the field of study. To learn more about the field of adult and continuing education, this study used content analysis to examine 10 years of "Adult Learning" from 2006…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Adult Learning, Continuing Education
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Berger, Jim I. – Adult Learning, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe the interconnectedness of three professional development associations, the impact of various factors on collaboration and fragmentation, and suggestions for future directions. The three adult education professional associations being discussed in this article are the American Association of Adult and…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Professional Development, Institutional Role, Adult Basic Education
Chan, Benjamin Tak-Yuen – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
This article explores the role of adult and continuing education practitioners in Hong Kong as a function of contexts and conceptions of practice. A historical evolutionary approach is used to analyze how roles of practitioners differ in three periods--adult education, continuing education, and lifelong learning. It is revealed that practitioners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Mercer, Lorraine; Carter, Lorraine – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2018
Student diversity in Canadian universities is rapidly increasing, and faculty and curriculum developers are challenged to transform programs and pedagogies to meet the learning needs of diverse students. While universities across Canada are actively attending to the need for interculturality and diversity in undergraduate education, this same need…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Leadership Training, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Diversity
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DiSilvestro, Frank R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The aging and longevity of the U.S. population presents challenging opportunities for adult and continuing educators in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Older Adults, Adult Education
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Nyatuka, Benard O.; Ndiku, Judah M. – World Journal of Education, 2015
As a multidisciplinary process, Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is meant to foster efficient lifelong learning throughout life. To achieve this, it should be geared towards providing knowledge, skills as well as attitudes that ensure equal opportunities to life, meeting the needs of individuals of all ages so as to understand the world and…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership
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Lin, Xiao-fan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hu, Qintai – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
With the increasing importance of adult and continuing education, the present study aimed to examine the factors that influence continuing web-based learning at work. Three questionnaires were utilised to investigate the association of the job characteristics from Karasek et al.'s (1998) job demand-control-support model and the self-regulated…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Metacognition, Web Based Instruction, Professional Continuing Education
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