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Formenti, Laura – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a practice of philosophical meditation as a way to transformation in an Italian context. It makes use of poetic and autoethnographic writing to highlight some features of the method, and offers suggestion for adult education practice.
Descriptors: Poetry, Ethnography, Writing (Composition), Transformative Learning
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Gupta, Kalpana; Archuleta, Kristi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter summarizes the articles contained in this special issue, highlighting emerging themes and future implications for research and practice for adult educators.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Metacognition, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Daley, Barbara J.; Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this final chapter, we summarize the themes of this sourcebook along with the issues and trends in health professions education (HPE) identified by the chapter authors. By comparing and contrasting HPE and adult and continuing education, we discuss ways in which the two can be integrated.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the emerging social and organizational contexts for health professions education and the rationale for foundational adult and continuing education concepts to be included in the curricula of HPE graduate programs.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Context Effect
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Schmidt, Steven W.; Lawson, Luan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the major concepts from program planning in adult education will be applied to health professions education (HPE). Curriculum planning and program planning will be differentiated, and program development and planning will be grounded in a systems thinking approach.
Descriptors: Health Education, Medical Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
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Moore, Donald E., Jr. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter proposes approaches for assessing learners and evaluating courses and curriculum that could be used by directors of health professions education (HPE) programs to determine the effectiveness and impact of their programs.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Education
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Beard, Colin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter considers whether John Dewey's writings about experiential education are relevant to modern-day conceptions of adult experiential learning. It highlights how some of the threads of Dewey's thinking are still pertinent, but much more complex.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Kett, Joseph F. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
By comparing Dewey to adult educators who shared his philosophical values but not his faith in the promise of public schools, this chapter provides a fresh perspective on his concept of building education on experience.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes
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Rocco, Tonette S.; McGill, Craig M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter explores discrepancies between Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for adults and Dewey's philosophy in which learners are motivated by their own purposes.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Philosophy, Learning Motivation, Mandatory Continuing Education
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Kohli, Wendy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter shows, through reflection on and examples of my own teaching, the relevance of Dewey's pedagogy of experience to the preparation of teachers.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy
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Coulter, Xenia; Mandell, Alan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the editors integrate various threads from the earlier chapters to note the extent to which, together, these essays deepen our understanding of Dewey and identify new ways of thinking about adult education.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Adult Education, Educational Methods
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Poppen, Marcus; Alverson, Charlotte Y. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter examines legislative actions throughout the past century that have influenced education and employment for individuals with disabilities while discussing ways that these actions reflect the broader social, political and economic goals of the American education system, and implications for individuals with disabilities who participate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Test, David W.; Clark, Kelly A.; Rusher, Dana E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes evidence-based predictors and practices of postschool success for students with disabilities. Examples for implementation and implications for adult education practitioners as they design instruction and programming for individuals with disabilities are provided.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Success, Adult Education
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Yang, Kyung-Hwa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses participatory visual methods as a framework for adult education.
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Models
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Lawrence, Randee Lipson – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter brings together significant themes in the previous chapters, including collaborative research partnerships, voice and agency, self-image, relationships, multiple ways of knowing, difficult conversations, social change, and alternative adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Self Concept
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