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Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The purpose of the chapter is to introduce the T-shaped professional and advance it as an organizing rubric for curriculum development in higher education as a strategy to enhance employability. The chapter explores the T-shaped professional by investigating its history, considering the context creating demand for T-shaped people, and outlining…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
Delleville, Valerie A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter will define and illustrate the sustainable cycle of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) benefits for both employees and employers in the U.S. workforce. Employer and student benefits of PLA will be reviewed, and program completion outcomes will be examined.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Labor Force, Evaluation Methods, Employers
Robbins, Stacey; Hoggan, Chad – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter draws on research in organizational (workplace) learning to provide guidelines for educators to effectively design, facilitate, and evaluate collaborative learning experiences.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Workplace Learning
Terzaroli, Carlo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter sets out to illustrate the relationship between the constructs of employability and entrepreneurship. In particular, the latter is investigated as a specific focus for the development of entrepreneurial skills linked to innovation. In this connection, some perspectives for educational action are illustrated through the presentation of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Innovation
Boffo, Vanna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter sets out to introduce some theoretical reflections on the employability construct in adult and higher education. At the same time, it illustrates some perspectives for educational action through the presentation of career service activities aimed at the development of transversal skills.
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Adult Education, Higher Education, Job Skills
Developing Professional Capability: Growing Capacity and Competencies to Meet Complex Workplace Demands
Melacarne, Claudio; Nicolaides, Aliki – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper uses the constructs of capacity and competencies to explore how transversal and vertical skills are becoming more central than in the past for adult educators and higher educational design teaching. In this chapter, the authors will describe the context where this idea was created and describe two approaches that develop transversal and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Competence, Skill Development, Adult Educators
Fabbri, Loretta; Romano, Alessandra – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The article analyzes the learning paths, organizational devices, and system actions taken within the Teaching & Learning Center research and training facility at the University of Siena.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Organizational Culture, Employment Potential, Teacher Centers
Frison, Daniela; Tino, Concetta – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter focuses on work-related learning in higher education and the key principles to consider for the design of work-related assignments in partnership with business.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Experiential Learning
International Experiences to Increase Employability for Education Doctoral Students. A Comparative Study
Davis, Brittany; Fedeli, Monica; Coryell, Joellen E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The authors examine current literature and practice focusing on employability of doctoral students, discuss a case study involving Italian and U.S. students presenting research at an international graduate student research conference, and discuss how that experience may impact student learning, development, and employability after completing their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Employment Qualifications, Student Development
Enhancing Active Learning and Fostering Employability: The Experience of a Two-Stage Capstone Project at the University of Padova
Fedeli, Monica; Vardanega, Tullio – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents how the method of capstone project in higher education can promote employability. Three primary forces guide the development of the capstone project at the University of Padova: employability, active learning, and responsibility in teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
Working with PhD Students to Build Their Transferability and Researcher Skills in the FEASST@8 and SuCCEED@8 Projects
Devecchi, Cristina – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Providing doctoral students with the employability skills they needs is a developing area rich with a variety of training opportunities. This contribution argues that including students as co-researchers through a process of "learning by doing" enables them to learn and implement new skills in a safe but risk-taking environment.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Transfer of Training, Research Skills, Job Skills
The Landscape of Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education: A Partial Prescription (and Critique) for Lifelong Learning and Well-Being
Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Riley, Timothy D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter provides an overview and critique of the mindfulness and meditation literature in popular culture, adult education and health care, and provides discussion based on both experience and the literature for teaching and learning for well-being.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Well Being
Gupta, Kalpana – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The purpose of the chapter is to explore the sacred and secular tensions of incorporating mindfulness and meditation practices in secular university settings.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
Archuleta, Kristi; Jennings, Christopher T.; Cunliff, Ed – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter highlights mindfulness and meditation practices at two metropolitan universities and includes a discussion of programming challenges, classroom teaching practices, and suggestions for expanding offerings for non-traditional learners.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Universities, Urban Schools, Teaching Methods
Eastern Thoughts, Western Practices: Meditation and Mindfulness Relaxation Activities for Learning and Well-Being in Adult and Higher Education
Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods