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Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses how digital storytelling (DST) can be used with adult learners in adult basic education and literacy programming.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Adult Basic Education
Maginess, Tess – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes the value of participatory filmmaking with "marginalized" learners tackling the issue of mental illness in a border community.
Descriptors: Film Production, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Mental Disorders
Mayfield-Johnson, Susan; Butler, James, III – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter provides an overview of a community-based approach to documentary photography known as photovoice and describes how Community Health Advisors in Mississippi and Alabama used photovoice to empower themselves and take action by becoming active partners in their individual and in their community's health.
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Social Action, Photography
Merging Art and Educative Practice: Using Paintings as an Approach to Developing Antiracist Pedagogy
Ellis, Auburn E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes how painting can be utilized as a method for instructing antiracist pedagogy.
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Cultural Awareness
Butterwick, Shauna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter explores how working with the genre of fashion shows and using fabric are two important additions to the various genres employed in visual arts-based practice. These genres are particularly attuned to feminist approaches to popular education, research, and teaching, enabling embodied knowing and the expression of imagination and…
Descriptors: Clothing, Visual Arts, Feminism, Popular Education
Clover, Darlene E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter explores participatory visual practices in museums.
Descriptors: Exhibits, Participation, Visual Aids, Museums
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
Griswold, Wendy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
Adult education has a significant role to play in creating a just and sustainable world. This chapter explores a continuum of perspectives related to the environment and education and highlights sustainability and ecojustice education theory and practices in this volume.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
Burke, Emily Kearns – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter examines the revitalization of the cultural commons in one Massachusetts community. The adult learning theory of situated cognition, specifically communities of practice and cognitive apprenticeship, provides a lens through which to better understand how knowledge sharing can effectively promote localization in an effort to mitigate…
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, Community Centers, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
Etmanski, Catherine; Kajzer Mitchell, Ingrid – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes the role small-scale organic farmers are playing as adult educators in alternative food networks and as leaders for food systems transformation. Findings are drawn from a survey of organic farmers in British Columbia, Western Canada.
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Adult Educators, Food Service, Food Processing Occupations
The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat and Training Centre: Cultivating Ecological Awareness and Connection with the Earth
Groen, Janet – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter focuses on the role of religiously based spirituality in cultivating environmental awareness and citizenship by examining an adult environmental education program offered at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, a religious retreat center in Guelph, Canada.
Descriptors: Ecology, Consciousness Raising, Religious Factors, Environmental Education
Bell, Lorraine; Clover, Darlene E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter explores how museums, as educational and cultural institutions, can become agents of socioecological transformation. The ideas of critical museum studies and environmental adult education are reviewed, and three examples of environmental adult education in museums are discussed.
Descriptors: Museums, Environmental Education, Adult Education, Change Agents
Bowers, Chet A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This paper describes the key principles of an ecojustice approach to adult education. The author describes the cultural roots of the ecological crisis, the difference between ecological and individual intelligence and the linguistic colonization of the present by the past. The dangers of an overreliance on print are described and the need for a…
Descriptors: Ecology, Justice, Educational Change, Adult Education
Dentith, Audrey M.; Thompson, Onah P. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
An ecojustice seminar, held in May 2016 at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, is described in this chapter. The ecojustice theoretical framework, the seminar class design, and our findings relative to student learning as gleaned from follow-up focus groups, reflection papers, and online discussion are reported. Seminars such as…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Social Justice, Seminars, Focus Groups
Winfrey, Nancy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This essay explores the concept of "cultural commons" and provides an illustration of a cultural commons practice from an ethnographic study of a community currency. The following section links cultural commons practices to situated and social cognitive learning theories, and then provides practical application to the higher education…
Descriptors: Ideology, Community Resources, Educational Practices, Social Cognition