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Serrate González, Sara; Torrijos Fincias, Patricia; Navarro Prados, Ana Belén – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
In older adults, emotional competencies become the most important reason to preserve quality of life. In this study we focused on Emotional Intelligence in a group of older adults. by means of examining the relationship between perceived emotional competencies and sociodemographic variables. A total of 255 older participants (72.2% women), mean…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Emotional Development, Health, Learning Motivation
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Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Studies relating to reflection and reflective practice in learning, specifically workplace learning, have gradually emerged from within the professional education literature. Evidence has seen a shift from an individualistic to a more collective approach to reflection, in an attempt to move away from viewing learning as an individual action.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Workplace Learning, Professional Development, Figurative Language
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Lam, Cho Kwong Charlie; Hoang, Cuong Huu; Lau, Ricky Wai Kiu; Cahusac de Caux, Basil; Chen, Yang; Tan, Qiao Qian; Pretorius, Lynette – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
There has been increasing recognition for the need to reform doctoral training practices to foster students' personal epistemology. This study describes the design and evaluation of a learning experience designed to help students understand the scholarly publication process. Firstly, this study discusses the design of the learning experience,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Doctoral Programs, Epistemology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Adults who enrol in higher education institutions (HEIs) often have contributions that could serve in enhancing the planning and implementation of their programmes. Importantly, while terms such as active learner engagement and knowledge co-creation dominate adult learning discussions, there are unanswered questions pertaining to how adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Structural Equation Models
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Connolly, Toni; Willis, Jill; Lloyd, Margaret – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
There has been a progressive move towards the adoption of social media in formal post compulsory learning. This qualitative study evaluated the readiness of teachers and students to use Facebook to enhance learning in a tertiary vocational setting in Australia despite a lack of support from the institute. Readiness was understood to be the balance…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Technological Literacy
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Blieck, Yves; Ooghe, Ilse; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen; Struyven, Katrien; Pynoo, Bram; Van Laer, Hilde – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Quality models for online and blended learning (OBL) have mainly been developed in higher education. The literature indicates that these models are often conceptualised from the providers' perspective. What is important for the quality of OBL from the students' perspective has recently received increased attention in the literature. Consensus…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Quality
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Harman, Kerry – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
This paper explores possibilities for more democratic approaches to researching learning in and through everyday workplace practices. This links with a concern with who is able to speak in representations of learning at work, what is able to be spoken about and how knowing, learning and experience are inscribed in theories of workplace learning. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Research, Experience
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Costley, Carol; Pizzolato, Nicola – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Doctoral programmes in which candidates research their own practice can be characterised as having transdisciplinary (TD) qualities. While most of the emphasis in the literature and in policy on TD is on research in teams, we argue for an expansion of the scope in the conception and understanding of TD research to include the way it can be…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Research
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Travaglianti, F.; Babic, A.; Hansez, I. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Current statistics show that the attrition rate among PhD candidates is high (i.e. from 30% to 40% depending on the discipline and the country). This high-attrition rate has an impact on both economic (e.g. negative impact on the return-on investment in doctoral education) and human levels (e.g. negative consequences on candidates' self-esteem and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Employment Level, Job Satisfaction, Doctoral Programs
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Bonello, Marjorie; Wright, Jon; Morris, Jane; Sadlo, Gaynor – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Interprofessional education (IPE) is perceived to be one strategy to reduce professional compartmentalisation and improve collaborative practices. The unequal power relations existing between the various professions who need to collaborate for IPE remains largely unexamined and it is only in recent years that sociological theories have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Delbridge, Robyn; Wilson, Annabelle; Palermo, Claire – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Effective strategies to enhance the competence of practising health professionals are limited. Communities of Practice are proposed as strategy, yet little is known about their ability to develop cultural competency and practice. This study aimed to measure the impact of a Community of Practice on the self-assessed cultural competency and change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Awareness
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Rodríguez-Soler, Joan; Brunet Icart, Ignasi – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
In the current context of economic crisis, the European Union seeks to promote the integration of the vocational education and training system (VET) system and foster greater cooperation between this system and enterprises. Education and innovation are part of the answer to achieve this goal. This research explores the relationship between the VET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, School Business Relationship
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Dickson, Martina; Tennant, Lilly – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
The levels of support which faculty provide to students have been linked to a number of positive effects on students such as lower rates of attrition, greater satisfaction with college life, enhanced self-concept, improved academic performance and more likelihood of remaining enrolled in college through stressful life periods. There are surely…
Descriptors: Mothers, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Fowler, Cathrine; Dawson, Angela; Rossiter, Chris; Jackson, Debra; Power, Tamara; Roche, Michael – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Learning to parent sensitively and safely can be challenging for adults with childhood abuse and neglect experiences. Such childhood experiences are prevalent among incarcerated parents whose ability to parent their own children is also limited by separation from them. Several prisons have developed programs to foster pro-social parenting skills…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Mothers, Fathers
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Papen, Uta; Thériault, Virginie – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Writing retreats are structured events during which a group of people write in the same room over several days. In this paper, we report on findings from a study exploring the impact of writing retreats on PhD students' writing and their sense of self as academic writers. A second aim of the study was to contribute to the search for appropriate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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