Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2-3, Spring-Summer

Adult Education and the Built Environment
This article describes an environmental adult education process conducted in Melbourne, Australia, that brought together residents concerned about urban heritage. Attachment to place emerged as a primary catalyst and basis for participants' further...
Citizen-Led Watershed Projects: Participatory Research and Environmental Adult Learning along Iowa's Maquoketa River
The state of Iowa is first in the United States in corn, soybean, and hog production. It also has some of the most nutrient-rich rivers and streams in the world, which means that the waters are polluted with nitrogen and phosphorous, directly attributed...
Environmental Adult Education
Environmental adult education will succeed only if policy too can be influenced. If...[we come to] see the importance of adult and community-based education strategies, and understand that the goal of greater sustainability will not be met without...
From the Lungs of the Americas: The People Shout! Popular Communications on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast
"Somos la garganta de America (We are the throat of the Americas)" begins the chorus of a political song by Nicaraguan Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy that was popular during the early years of the Sandinista revolution in the 1980s. The insurrection that...
Leadership Central to AAACE Future
Leadership development is central to the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education in several ways. This Futures column explores the benefits of leadership development to you and AAACE, aspects of leadership development and nominations,...
More Than a 'Bag of Tricks:' Using Creative Methodologies in Environmental Adult and Community Education
"That's only good for kids!" "That was a lot of fun. When do we start studying?" "The activity gives a warm and fuzzy feeling, but are they learning?" The above comments are just a few examples of the reactions I have heard when I use creative...
"Out of Bounds:" Reflecting on Sustainability Education for Adults
As all avid skier, the signs at the top of the mountain marking "out of bounds" have held an ambivalent mixture of excitement and fear. The lure of steep, untracked powder has been irresistible, yet knowledge of avalanche tragedies on Canadian slopes...
Television as a Tool of Environmental Adult Education: Limits and Possibilities
Television has been a conveyer of environmental information particularly since the 1960's. However, critics have accused the mass media of supporting the status quo "because of market forces, journalistic standards, and work requirements" and even...
The Workshop That Went Wrong
It sounded like the easiest thing in the world: a one-hour lecture and discussion on staying focused and positive during a job search. The audience was a small support group meeting at a local church and although I had less than a week to prepare...
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