Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 4, November

Adult Learning Celebrates 25 Years
Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, a U.S. postage stamp cost 25 cents, The Simpsons debuted on television; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Little Mermaid, Dead Poets Society, and When Harry Met Sally projected on movie screens; and Duran Duran,...
A Future for Adult Educators in Patient Education
They had me at patient-centered, patient engagement, and choice. Then came patient involvement, shared decision making, and self-management. It sounded a lot like adult education within healthcare, and I was immediately curious, as I have spent almost...
Brookfield, S. (2012). Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions
Brookfield, S. (2012). Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 280 pp. ISBN 978-0-470-88934-3 (hardback) In Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques...
Davis, J. R., & Arend, B. D. (2013). Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching
Davis, J. R., & Arend, B. D. (2013). Facilitating Seven Ways Of Learning: A Resource For More Purposeful, Effective, And Enjoyable College Teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus. 300 pp. ISBN 978-1-57922-841-5 (paperback) Due to the new types of students...
Evaluation as a Collaborative Activity to Learn Content Knowledge in a Graduate Course
Abstract: Teaching graduate students to conduct evaluations is typically relegated to evaluation methods courses. This approach misses an opportunity for students to collaboratively use evaluation skills to explore content. This article examines a...
Exploring Representations of Super Women in Popular Culture: Shaping Critical Discussions with Female College Students with Learning Exceptionalities
Abstract: In this article, we discuss how our analysis of several popular culture artifacts featuring super women characters (superheroes and supernatural) provided the foundation for a media discussion group for female college students with learning...
Family Caregivers as Lay Trainers: Perceptions of Learning and the Relationship between Life Experience and Learning
Abstract: This article describes an initiative to train lay people, predominantly parents of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), to teach Bridge to Independence--a care coordination curriculum--to other family caregivers of...
Tate, M. L. (2012). Sit and Get Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (2Nd Ed.)
Tate, M. L. (2012). Sit and Get Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 165 pp. (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4129-9934-2 Coming out of the professional development...
Transformations Encouraged by Story Telling: Middle Eastern Adult Learners' Experiences Abroad
As an assistant professor, I reflect on the passing year during which my professional path took me from Texas to the Middle East to design, develop, facilitate, and assess adult and higher education learning at the A merican University in Dubai. One...
Transformative Learning through Conceptual Metaphors: Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy as Levers for Learning
Abstract: This article presents findings from a research study wherein participants demonstrated the use of similes, metaphors, and analogies, termed conceptual metaphors, in response to disorienting dilemmas instigated by breast cancer. In this qualitative...
What's Love Got to Do with It? Reflections on the Connection of Heart and Mind in Adult Learning
"I think she's going to play volleyball in college," said my grandson of his sister. He was 15, and she was 12, yet he could see the signs. There was no mention of her skills, which were many, but rather the fact that she loved practicing, watching,...
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