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Mirzaee, Alireza; Aliakbari, Mohammad – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The sociocultural orientation in general education, which has gradually leaked into second language teacher education, argues that teachers usually employ social relations, cultural artefacts, and theoretical concepts to mediate their thinking and practice. Against this background, the present study aimed to explore how three male Iranian English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Major supranational organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union, and the World Bank have used lifelong learning as a strategy to boost economic competitiveness both at individual and national levels. In the literature related to lifelong learning this is characterised as the economistic model…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Lifelong Learning, Criticism, Competition
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Loeng, Svein – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The German gymnasium teacher Alexander Kapp (1800-1869) was to all appearances the first one to use the "andragogy concept" as a term for "adult learning." In 1833 he published the book "Platon's Erziehungslehre, als Pädagogik für die Einzelnen und als Staatspädagogik. Oder dessen praktische Philosophie." This book…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Philosophy
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Harris, Judy; Wihak, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
What is the role of knowledge in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Higher Education? This paper presents the findings of empirical research at a Canadian university. A position of knowledge differentiation located in a social realist sociology of knowledge is adopted. This is not an obvious or usual position for scholars of RPL, because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Prior Learning, Knowledge Level
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Asamoah, Moses Kumi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Higher education is a means by which human capital is mostly developed and awareness is created in people to think of themselves as active citizens willing and able to have influence in public life, and with the critical capacity to weigh evidence before speaking and acting. The rationale behind the paper is to address the low access to higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Numbers of people with dementia are projected to grow to 682 million globally by 2050. However, despite this escalation, the widely-promoted positive vision of lifelong learning throughout all ages does not extend to people with dementia. Constructions of learning for those with dementia are predominantly limited to the management of symptoms. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Ageing and learning are value-laden concepts that are culturally relevant. Culture plays an important role in influencing what people think, resulting in different views and understandings by people from diverse cultural backgrounds. In the literature, there have been research and discussions relating culture with ageing and culture with learning…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Aging (Individuals), Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Saccomanno, Benjamin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article addresses the personal negotiations that lead individuals to pursue adult education. Analysing this process determines ambitions pursued, and thus makes it possible to identify how the individuals involved perceive their desired future as an improvement. This study found that ambitions were negotiated in order to make them acceptable…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Student Motivation
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Rappel, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reviews the literature on workplace and transformational learning to explore how spirituality can be accessed to encourage individual growth through the development of critical awareness while providing a sense of direction in the workplace as part of organisational learning. In communities and societies where organisations may have…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Religious Factors, Transformative Learning, Learner Engagement
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu Alice – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper investigates the extent to which civic education is achieving its goals of teaching democracy and producing responsible democratic citizenship in Lesotho. This is done by analysing the conceptions of civic education, democracy, public participation, human rights, freedoms and responsibilities that appear in Lesotho's documents that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Civil Rights
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Mallman, Mark; Lee, Helen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The differentiated experiences of "young" mature-age students are under-researched and often unacknowledged in higher education literature and university policy. This article contends that, due to their age (early 20s to early 30s), many younger mature-age students feel "out of the loop" and "alienated" from…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, College Students, School Culture
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Galloway, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper takes up an existing discussion around critical perspectives on adult education, in particular how empowerment and emancipation have been understood. Previously in this journal, concern has been raised with traditional understandings of critical adult education. The problem is that these tend to assume that learners require assistance…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Empowerment
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Broecher, Joachim; Davis, Joyce H.; Painter, Janet F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Using qualitative interviews, focus groups, storytelling and collective journaling, the life experiences of people in a local village community, in South Westphalia, Germany, born between 1930 and 1945, were analysed collaboratively. The research intention was to give the younger generations in that region access to these experiences and insights,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Self Determination, Females
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Mangan, Doireann; Winter, Laura Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Students from refugee backgrounds face unique challenges within higher education. This article reports analysis from a systematic review of qualitative research which aimed to explore these students' experiences. Four databases were searched, inclusion/exclusion criteria applied and the remaining studies subjected to a quality assessment, leaving…
Descriptors: Refugees, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Experience
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James, Fiona – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The proposed benefits of participatory arts for older adults continue to attract empirical attention, but how informal group participation aids personal enrichment is not yet fully understood. This qualitative case study of a University of the Third Age 'outdoor sketching group' explores the meanings its members attach to art-making in retirement…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Outdoor Education, Art Activities, Art Education
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