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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Rogers-Shaw, Carol; Carr-Chellman, Davin J.; Choi, Jinhee – Adult Learning, 2018
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for the teaching-learning transaction that conceptualizes knowledge through learner-centered foci emphasizing accessibility, collaboration, and community. Given the importance of access to achieving social justice, UDL is a promising approach to meeting all learners' needs more effectively. In…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Guidelines, Adult Students, Online Courses
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Mullett, Cathy; Griswold, Wendy; Baize-Ward, Amy; Vetor-Suits, Crissy; Londt, Susan Cole – Adult Learning, 2018
Using a framework of care to design experiences in formal or informal learning does two things. It acknowledges intentions of reflective learning through open communication and meets expectations of scholars seeking knowledge within a learning community. This proposed framework was developed from programs involving popular education, community…
Descriptors: Models, Popular Education, Adult Education, Community Education
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Majeski, Robin A.; Stover, Merrily; Valais, Teresa – Adult Learning, 2018
The community of inquiry (COI) model identifies elements which are fundamental to a successful online learning experience, namely, teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence. The model has received empirical support as a useful framework for understanding the online learning experience. A limitation of the model is its…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Inquiry, Electronic Learning, Models
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Kuk, Hye-Su; Holst, John D. – Adult Learning, 2018
The concept of reflection is central to theories of experiential learning common in the field of adult education. In this article, we expand upon the work of Michelson on the dualistic split between experience and knowing inherent in the field's most common conceptualizations of reflection. We develop alternative approaches to reflection drawing…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Reflection, Feminism
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Korostyshevskiy, Vladislav – Adult Learning, 2018
Ability to communicate using spoken language occurs naturally in children earlier than they learn how to use written language. Throughout persons' lives, their ability to use spoken language is being continuously maintained and further developed. As a result, spoken language has greater capacities to form and organize thoughts than those of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Communication, Communication Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Glance, Dorea; Rhinehart, Alessandra; Brown, Amanda – Adult Learning, 2018
Drawing upon foundations in constructivist philosophies, learner-centered and flipped-classroom pedagogies, the Learn, Expand, Engage (LEE) Model for teaching clinical skills across the mental health helping professions is presented. Utilizing and incorporating strengths of multiple helping professions, the goals of this model is to enable…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Allied Health Occupations Education, Constructivism (Learning), Student Centered Learning
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Acheampong, Cassandra – Adult Learning, 2018
Happenstance learning theory posits that unexpected events can have lasting positive impacts on individual learning and development. In this reflection, a U.S. doctoral student shares how an unexpected opportunity occurred to participate in a cultural immersion experience in Ghana, West Africa. Along with learning outcomes that resulted,…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Learning Theories, Study Abroad, Immersion Programs