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Morris, Thomas Howard – Adult Learning, 2019
Fostering adult learners' competence to adapt appropriately to our ever-changing world is a primary concern of adult education. The purpose of the present article is novel and examines whether the consideration of "modes of learning" (instruction, performance, and inquiry) could assist in the design of adult education that facilitates…
Descriptors: Adults, Adult Education, Independent Study, Social Change
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Kwon, Chang-kyu – Adult Learning, 2019
Self-determination in career development of people with disabilities has been a widely studied topic among researchers. However, previous research shows that this concept has been narrowly defined as a skill set that individuals can acquire. This article maintains that there is a gap in and a need for understanding and developing the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Disabilities, Self Determination, Job Skills
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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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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