Category Archives: Adult learning

Handbook of Adult Resilience

The first book to move beyond childhood and adolescence to explore processes of resilience across the lifespan, this cutting-edge volume synthesizes the best current research in the field.  Contributors offer a comprehensive examination of resilience at multiple levels of analysis, … Continue reading

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Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World

Radicalizing Learning calls for a total rethinking of what the field of adult education stands for and how adult educators should assess their effectiveness. Arguing that major changes in society are needed to create a more just world, the authors … Continue reading

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The Power of Critical Theory for Adult Learning and Teaching

Simplifying without eroding the complexity of critical theory, traverses the grand themes of ideology, power, alienation, liberation, reason and democracy; showing how they inform the adult education practice of fostering critical thinking and critical reflection.  A lucid, accessible overview of … Continue reading

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Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide

Learning in Adulthood has been lauded as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to adult learning. The revised and expanded third edition reflects the latest research and practice in adult learning, making it an essential resource for the field. In … Continue reading

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Adults in Formal Education – Policies and Practices in Europe

Read The document focuses on the opportunities for under-qualified adults to complete basic education or achieve an upper secondary qualification, and it also covers measures that might contribute to widening access to higher education for adults returning to the formal … Continue reading

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Beyond OER – Shifting Focus from Resources to Practices – The OPAL Report 2011

Read This study presents the findings of a quantitative study on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in Higher Education and Adult Learning Institutions. The study is based on the results of an online … Continue reading

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Rhizoactivity – Toward a Postmodern Theory of Lifelong Learning

Although the loss of certainty in the age of postmodernism is questioning knowledge production in general, the emerging discourse of lifelong learning demands a different theory of adult learning in particular. This article aims to offer a conceptual tool for … Continue reading

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Creating Learning – A Korean Drummer’s Lifelong Quest to be the Best

Read In this article, the author interrogates how one famous Korean traditional drummer Mr. Myong-hwan Kim’s lifelong learning is affected by the sociocultural and historical context as it contributes to the construction of his life. This article analyzed an oral … Continue reading

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How to Train the Aging Brain

Read “The brain is plastic and continues to change, not in getting bigger but allowing for greater complexity and deeper understanding,” says Kathleen Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of California, who has studied ways to teach adults effectively. … Continue reading

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A democracy we can eat: a livelihoods approach to TVET policy and provision

Read In Southern Africa, theories of adult education have remained modelled on imported paradigms. The urgency of particularly the first of the Millennium Development Goals, ‘to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger’ generally translates into policy and provision of skills training … Continue reading

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