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Shaw, Julia Penn – Adult Learning, 2021
Aristotle serves as a valuable, and practical, model for mentors of adult learners. His writings give insight into mentoring even as we practice it today. Although he lived in ancient Greece (c. 384 BCE to 322 BCE) and his audience was aristocratic males, the tenets of his philosophy for adult learning hold true in the present age for learners of…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Mentors, Adult Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Karlsson, Tobias; Muhrman, Karolina; Nyström, Sofia – Vocations and Learning, 2022
Today's society is characterized by high unemployment, a prevailing trust in and demands for an academic degree, and an emphasis on the individual's own responsibility for their educational choices. This study aims to examine adults' vocational education choices, their intentions in connection with municipal adult education (MAE) studies, and how…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, School Choice, Professional Identity
Peace, Paula Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2022
A virtual learning environment aims to engage the student, enabling them to interact and express their understanding of the material. Virtual learning engagement for adult learners is essential for active learning. The lack of active learning is a problem, as evident through researched university learner responses. In this descriptive method…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Learner Engagement, Virtual Classrooms, Active Learning
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Alston, Geleana D.; Hansman, Catherine A.; Freeman, Steven – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article describes equity-focused online facilitation. Online approaches for fostering equity and strategies for inclusive practices are explained.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Online Courses, Adult Students, Inclusion
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Gorman, Weiming Denise; Rowland, Charline Barnes – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2022
This Ideas in Practice article investigates lifelong learning practices in a women's studies course at a program of Osher OLLI (Lifelong Learning Institute). The course adopted a holistic and positive approach by celebrating lifelong learners' strengths--their invaluable backgrounds and life experiences--fostering vitality and wholesomeness in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sex, Holistic Approach, Gender Issues
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Palmer, Iris; Nguyen, Sophie; Love, Ivy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2021
Drawing from Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant evaluations and interviews with the field, this chapter includes examples of three cases that integrated advising and prior learning assessment for adults returning to education, and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of each approach.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Adult Students
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Entigar, Katherine E. – International Review of Education, 2021
Liberal education in the United States begins with the premise of inclusion, a response to histories of exclusion of members of marginalised communities. Inclusive practice is developed to validate diverse students by acknowledging and incorporating these students' cultures, languages and histories into regular classroom practice. However, in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Adult Students, Immigrants, Adult Education
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Turker, Murat Sami; Celik, Halit – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2022
Motivation undoubtedly plays an important role in learning a second language in that the whole process presupposes motivation to some extent. In the context of Syrian refugees, understanding the factors motivating learners is the very first step in the language learning process in that the refugees must first be integrated into the education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Sidaway, Kathryn – TESOL Journal, 2022
Identifying students' reasons for learning a language is useful for every teacher who aims to help students achieve their goals. In addition, understanding how their language learning motivation is maintained through the class and to what extent this continues away from the classroom are equally important, especially in noncompulsory adult ESOL.…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hearne, Lucy; Elftorp, Petra; de Paor, Cathal; Ryan, Karina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2022
In this article we discuss findings from an exploratory Irish online survey that examined professional practice issues for adult guidance professionals working in the Irish Further Education and Training (FET) sector. We explore current guidance counselling provision to adult learners in the context of major structural and systemic reforms that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Adult Students, School Counseling
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Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2022
Evidence from usage-based studies of second language (L2) acquisition reveals that a main source of L2 learners' developing grammars is the L2 input to which learners are regularly exposed. What learners develop from their extended engagement in the sequences of actions comprising the input is not an acontextual system of grammatical units but…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grammar, Information Seeking, Language Usage
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article discusses the interwoven disruptions caused by the multiple crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, violent incidents against persons of color, social justice concerns, and political and civil unrest. Discussion will center on how these crises impacted and continue to affect careers, schools, workplaces, and personal lives. The chapter will…
Descriptors: Reflection, Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Higgins, Patricia J.; Misawa, Mitsunori – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
Imagine having to abandon your home and all that is familiar in search of safety. How would you perceive yourself in a new country, learning a new language and trying to build a new life? Millions of people around the world have experienced this reality, thousands of whom are currently living throughout the United States. Since more than half of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Adult Students, Student Experience, Community Colleges
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Remote learning was a key component of college strategies for addressing the COVID-19 crisis across the country. While many colleges already supported online delivery, others migrated course content to remote platforms for the first time. According to Holin IQ, the last half of 2020 saw the second largest amount of spending on information…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Virtual Universities
Lamitie, Amy; Harps, Shauna – Region 5 Comprehensive Center, 2021
This resource provides recommendations for methods, tools, suggested (not endorsed) sample solutions, and tasks trainers can use to increase participant engagement in professional learning experiences. It also outlines connections between adult learning principles and steps in the "Adult Learning Framework." This resource includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Learning Experience, Learner Engagement, Adult Students
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