Enhancing Creativity in Adult and Continuing Education: Innovative Approaches, Methods, and Ideas

By Paul Jay Edelson; Patricia L. Malone | Go to book overview
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EDITORS' NOTES1
Paul Jay Edelson, Patricia L. Malone
1.Creativity and Adult Education3
Paul Jay Edelson
New perspectives on creativity, and especially the application of systems theory, have significant implications for adult education.
2.Peer-Facilitated Adult Education15
Susan Anderson
A drug and alcohol prevention program was developed for parents of schoolchildren using a peer model of adult education.
3.The Topsfield Foundation: Fostering Democratic Community Building Through Face-to-Face Dialogue25
Catherine Flavin-McDonald, Molly Holme Barrett
Using study circles as a forum for the discussion of critical public issues leads to a program of constructive social change.
4.The Dutch Experiment in Developing Adult Creativity37
Folkert H. Haanstra
The author presents an analysis of the Dutch experiment with creativity centers as a means of developing creativity among adults.
5.The Harvard Management for Lifelong Education Program: Creative Approaches to Designing a Professional Development Program47
Clifford Baden
The Harvard Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education has evolved through a continuous program in creative design and delivery based on ideas drawn from a wide constituency base.
6.Redefining a University's Approach to Continuing Education (and Transforming Itself in the Process)57
Bill G. Clutter
A university creatively used continuing education as a way of transforming itself and its identity, and improving its visibility, reputation, and ability to serve its many audiences.

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