Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1-2, Spring

A Community-Based Approach to Health Literacy Using Participatory Research
Literacy is considered one of the most important determinants of health among Canadians (Ronson & Rootman, 2004). Engaging communities in identifying the critical connections between literacy and health is an important aspect of addressing health...
Adult Education and Public Health Partner to Address Health Literacy Needs
The 1993 publication of findings from the first National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) drew the attention of the nation. Among health researchers, the realization that almost half of U.S. adults have difficulty using common texts to complete everyday...
Beyond Price Comparisons: Towards a More Critical Consumer Education for Adults through Informal Sites of Learning
Over a decade ago, Oduran (1993) argued that consumer education was an emerging frontier of adult education. While the Adult Performance Level (APL) project in the 1970s sparked some interest in consumer and life skills within adult basic education...
Effective Teaching in Accelerated Learning Programs
According to Wlodkowski (2003), "accelerated learning programs are one of the fastest growing transformations in higher education" (p. 5). The Center for the Study of Accelerated Learning at Regis University has documented at least 250 colleges or...
Health Literacy Is a Social Justice Issue That Affects Us All
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Health literacy is often defined as the ability to read, understand, and act on health care information. It entails the ability to perform basic reading and numeric tasks in the health care context, including comprehending...
Knowing Ourselves So We May Know Others: Reflections for a White Facilitator of Multicultural Learning
When Billy boy was one, he learned to suck his thumb. Tapioca, tapioca, half past one, cross down When Billy boy was two, he learned to tie his shoe, Tapioca, tapioca, half past two, cross down ... I loved hand jives. I still do. I remember learning...
Knowledge Is Not Enough: Advancing Health Literacy through Lessons from History
"Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice" --Kurt Lewin Health literacy is all area of practice and study that is expanding so quickly in the United States and Canada that it is difficult to keep up with the literature--not to...
Life Skills to Life Saving: Health Literacy in Adult Education
The first time I went to the doctor, I had an accident and I was scared because I never had been.... I felt very sad because nobody was with me, and then I started to worry about my family because I was out of work for three weeks. (Felix) As a...
Receta Medica: Communicating Medication Information across the Language/ Literacy Divide
Clear communication between physicians and their patients is essential for the success of any health program or intervention. In some cases, though, doctors and patients do not speak the same language. Also, patients sometimes cannot read, or they...
Seven Keys for Small Group Success
One of the most commonly used instructional methods in adult education is the small group. Small group learning is a staple of the adult education enterprise. Small groups are used in higher education, adult literacy and basic education, and many forms...
Using Visuals to Communicate Medicine Information to Patients with Low Literacy
The patient was adamant that she had taken her medicine as instructed, pointing to the visual (Visual 1) illustrating the instructions to endorse this. Via an interpreter, she communicated that she took her tablet three times during the day and once...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.