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McKay, Loraine; Sappa, Viviana – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Although prevalently focused on research-based outcomes (i.e. better understanding of a particular phenomenon, process or experience), arts-based researchers have widely emphasised the transformational potentialities of arts for individuals. In particular, the arts create space for thinking differently and provide opportunities to explore…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art, Researchers, Transformative Learning
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Sappa, Viviana; Barabasch, Antje – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This paper introduces the results of an evaluation of the Forum-theatre workshop method, which was designed within the framework of a resilience-building intervention. About 230 in-service vocational school teachers in Canton of Ticino participated in the study. A mixed-methods research design was applied to investigate potentialities of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Resilience (Psychology), Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention
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Sverdlik, Anna; Hall, Nathan C. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Doctoral students' well-being and motivation are important factors that are both shaped by, and shape students' academic experiences in their programs. Existing literature consistently highlights the concerning well-being and maladaptive motivational patterns in doctoral students, but no research to date attempted to explore some of the structural…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Motivation, Wellness, Doctoral Students
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Mandell, Alan; Jelly, Katherine – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In a rapidly changing context, US institutions of higher education are struggling amidst myriad pressures related, for example, to funding, accountability, standardisation and technology. In particular, pressures on 'progressive' or non-traditional colleges are immense. These schools, which have historically emphasised individualised,…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Higher Education, Adult Education, Nontraditional Education
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Grotlüschen, Anke; Stammer, Christopher; Sork, Thomas J. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Professionalization in adult education is necessary, and several initiatives are underway to improve the professional situation as well as the competences and skills of adult educators. The relevance and importance of adult education is often stated. Large-scale assessments such as the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Professionalism, Teaching (Occupation)
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Valverde, José de; Thornhill-Miller, Branden; Patillon, Thi-Van; Lubart, Todd – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Creativity can be considered a key resource in human development, education and adaptation. It is often defined as the ability to generate novel productions (ideas or work) that are valuable in their context and are also frequently surprising. In the context of the 21st century skills movement, creativity is systematically cited as a life skill,…
Descriptors: Creativity, School Counseling, Career Counseling, 21st Century Skills
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Meltzer, Cecilie; Schwencke, Eva – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article discusses in what way arts-based learning can complement and enrich vocational pedagogy and didactics. It examines how artwork and artistic, educational practices can enhance professional and vocational skills, develop creativity and cultivate working identity and character, and thereby reinforce the connection between school and work…
Descriptors: Art Education, Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Art Activities
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article presents a five-year follow-up waitlist control design study investigating the impact of a spiritual education programme on self-efficacy and prosocial behaviours of South Asian older adults participating in adult and continuing education initiatives of volunteer work and community service. Intervention group older adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Professional Continuing Education, Adult Education
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Owen, Susanne M. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Using effective models for continuing teacher and school leader education in developing countries is essential for long-term improvement of the education system and student outcomes. Instructional leadership approaches have been used to capacity-build school leaders, improving leader skills in working with teachers on classroom practices and also…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Capacity Building, School Administration, Principals
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Aga Mohd Jaladin, Rafidah; Amit, Noh; Anuar, Azad Athahiri; Fernandez, Janet Ann; Salleh, Sakinah; Rais, Haniza; Lim, Haslee Sharil – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to develop a continuous professional development training module based on multicultural counselling competency for professional counsellors in Malaysia. The research methodology comprised three phases: (i) training need assessment using survey method, (ii) module design and development and (iii) module evaluation using an…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Counselor Training, Cross Cultural Training
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Biney, Isaac Kofi – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
The advancement in information and communication technology and its application in teaching and learning tools have taken learning to a higher level. Innovations in information and communication technology and its deployment in teaching and learning aid adult learning through the distance education mode. Accra Learning Centre hosts the biggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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Saal, Leah Katherine; Yamashita, Takashi; Shaw, Donita M.; Perry, Kristen H. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
As recent debates about the role of social media in election outcomes suggest, understanding the association between information processing skills and political efficacy in the U.S. is a significant inquiry for adult and continuing education. Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies were used to explore…
Descriptors: Adults, Information Skills, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Holloway, Susan M.; Gouthro, Patricia A. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Drawing upon a pilot study and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight research study to explore how a multiliteracies framework may inform more critical and creative pedagogical approaches for adolescents and adults, this article begins with a brief overview of the literature on multiliteracies and then overviews the…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Critical Theory, Creativity, Adult Students
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Panitsides, Eugenia A.; Moussiou, Ekaterini – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Why do inmates participate in educational activities? Is it for the main reasons that individuals belonging to general population do, or do the reasons differ significantly? The present study sought to determine the motives that drive adult prisoners to take part in educational programmes offered in prison. The study took part in Korydallos…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Males, Foreign Countries
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Iloh, Constance – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Online coursework is dramatically changing the higher education landscape, particularly for adult learners. And while research notes the way these courses increase college opportunity for post-traditional students, they have poor learning and completion out-comes at many of the institutions to which older students frequently enroll. The author…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Learning, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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