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Building Blocks For The Adult Learning Experience, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2013

Building Blocks For The Adult Learning Experience, John A. Henschke Edd

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The author is seeking to improve the process of building and conducting active adult learning experiences by considering and implementing the various elements that need to be included. After reflecting on his 22 years of experience in the adult education field and immersing himself in the literature of adult education, he concluded that there were five major elements (which he called building blocks) for conducting and engaging participants in an Adult Learning Experience, which are: beliefs and notions about adult learners; perceptions concerning qualities of effective teachers; phases and sequences of the learning process; teaching tips and learning techniques; and ...


The Four Forces Behind Knowles' Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2013

The Four Forces Behind Knowles' Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd

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The career of "the father of adult education" in the U.S., Malcolm S. Knowles, was a phenomenon in itself. Although Knowles is the most referenced adult educator of his time (Sopher, 2003a), he has, at times, also been the most misunderstood adult educator in the U.S. Knowles' (1989b) autobiography provided some in sights into his writing styles, his highly successful career, and his theory of adult education -- the introduction of "andragogy" in the U.S. -- nor did it provide context for a deeper understanding of the times, what influenced his thinking and his contribution major forces that influenced ...


From History To Practice: How Trust, Empathy, Reciprocity And Sensitivity In Relationships Create The Foundation Of Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2013

From History To Practice: How Trust, Empathy, Reciprocity And Sensitivity In Relationships Create The Foundation Of Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

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Focus of this study is on the extent of trust, empathy, and reciprocity in relationships combine to create a solid foundation of adult learning. Sensitivity may enhance learning, but insensitivity may destroy it.


From The Inside Looking Out: Andragogically Buidling A Doctor Of Andragogy Program, John A. Henschke Edd, Susan K. Isenberg Phd, Kathy Petroff Sep 2013

From The Inside Looking Out: Andragogically Buidling A Doctor Of Andragogy Program, John A. Henschke Edd, Susan K. Isenberg Phd, Kathy Petroff

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Developing and Implementing a Doctor of Andragogy Program andragogically provides an opportunity to 'think outside the box.' It requires congruency between talking and action, and active involvement of the learners. With many successes in the first two years, a concern emerged over the lack of interest and attendance in the initiative. Using andragogy to investigate the concern, opportunities emerged for improvement.


Remembering Things We’Ve Never Done: Memory’S Daughters And The Literary Experience, William C. Johnson Jun 2013

Remembering Things We’Ve Never Done: Memory’S Daughters And The Literary Experience, William C. Johnson

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Memory, essential in creative writing, inspires us to weave literary reading into the narrative of personal experience and to seek, through recollection, our psychic wholeness.


A Medical Humanities Course: A Pertinent Pause On The Medical Beat, Kathleen Welch Jun 2013

A Medical Humanities Course: A Pertinent Pause On The Medical Beat, Kathleen Welch

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This article summarizes the findings of one ethnographic study and demonstrates that, by emphasizing self- reflection and discussion, an interdisciplinary literature and medicine course provides medical students a brief but important, time for retrospection.


Writing Awareness, Gwen Gorzelsky Jun 2013

Writing Awareness, Gwen Gorzelsky

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The author argues that, by practicing embodied, metaphoric ethnography, educators can revise their roles in classroom social systems and so pursue the goals of critical pedagogy.


In The Name Of The Spirit, Lynn Briggs, Fred Schunter, Ray Melvin Jun 2013

In The Name Of The Spirit, Lynn Briggs, Fred Schunter, Ray Melvin

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The authors argue that naming experiences "spiritual" is important to an expanded understanding of goals, struggles, and success in their writing center practice.


New Locations For Discursive Agency: The Story Of Anandamai Ma, Mary Ann Cain Jun 2013

New Locations For Discursive Agency: The Story Of Anandamai Ma, Mary Ann Cain

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This paper aims to relocate our relationship to modes of knowledge that fall outside of Western rationalism and conceptual thought by relocating our understanding of agency through the figure of Anandamai Ma, a 20th century Hindu "saint.


The Final Destination, Graduation: Increasing Retention Rates Of African American Males Through Student-Faculty Interaction During Study Abroad, Leota Evett Wilson Jun 2013

The Final Destination, Graduation: Increasing Retention Rates Of African American Males Through Student-Faculty Interaction During Study Abroad, Leota Evett Wilson

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Summary: As many predominately White institutions continue to emphasize the importance of diversity and multiculturalism, the recruitment of African American students has increased. However, many institutions struggle with retaining this particular student population to graduation, suggesting that they may require a different type of support to achieve degree completion.

Extensive research shows that African American students who participate in leadership or educational enrichment experiences and establish faculty relationships are likely to demonstrate a greater satisfaction with their college experience.

Study abroad offers a unique experiential learning environment that allows students to reinforce classroom knowledge, validate their career field, experience broader ...


Perceptions Of Political, Academic, And Corporate Leaders: Higher Education Accountability In Georgia, Leslie Gene Fout May 2013

Perceptions Of Political, Academic, And Corporate Leaders: Higher Education Accountability In Georgia, Leslie Gene Fout

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine Georgia political, academic, and corporate leaders’ perceptions of higher education accountability. A case study design was used to gain in-depth information. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 23 participants.

The findings of the study included the following:

  1. Nearly every participant believed the mission and purpose higher education involved providing students with the skills and abilities needed to obtain gainful employment, and thereby make a positive impact on the economic development of the state of Georgia.
  2. Approximately half of the participants believed higher education should cultivate an engaged citizenry.
  3. No consensus was ...


Enhancing Critical Thinking Disposition And Clinical Judgment Skills In Senior Bsn Students Via Electronic Interactive Simulation, Deborah Lynne Weatherspoon May 2013

Enhancing Critical Thinking Disposition And Clinical Judgment Skills In Senior Bsn Students Via Electronic Interactive Simulation, Deborah Lynne Weatherspoon

Doctoral Dissertations

Problem
The problem investigated in this study was the lack of empirical evidence available regarding the effectiveness of electronic interactive simulation (EIS) for developing critical thinking disposition and clinical judgment skills in the senior baccalaureate nursing student.

Aim
The aim of this study was to identify an effective method of experiential learning simulation that may be independently accessed by the learner with a goal of enhancing critical thinking disposition and clinical judgment skills of senior baccalaureate student nurses (BSN).

Purpose
The purpose of this experimental study was to compare the effects of EIS to traditional paper case studies on the ...


Nobel Women: Readers' Theater For Global Education, Dorothy Elizabeth Blanks May 2013

Nobel Women: Readers' Theater For Global Education, Dorothy Elizabeth Blanks

Doctoral Dissertations

Global interdependence has huge implications for the field of education. As economic, technological, cultural, transportation, and environmental concerns become not only local but international, students today must gain awareness outside of their immediate city, county, state, and country if they are to be successful citizens of the earth. The global education movement has developed in response to this need. Teacher training is a major pre-requisite for global education to be implemented meaningfully in the schools. Once teachers know and value the precepts of global education, they must be provided with effective pedagogy, activities, and topics for instruction.

This study sought ...


Connecting, Helen Walker, Bob Randolph, Leigh Ann Chow, Andrea Saylor, Jill Moyer Sunday, Kattie Hogan, Matt Ittig, John Patrick Cleary Jan 2013

Connecting, Helen Walker, Bob Randolph, Leigh Ann Chow, Andrea Saylor, Jill Moyer Sunday, Kattie Hogan, Matt Ittig, John Patrick Cleary

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Connecting

Helen Walker - Gratitude

Bob Randolph - Poetry Teacher's Prayer

Leigh Ann Chow - What Teachers Carry

Andrea Saylor - A Brief History of Holy Writing

Jill Moyer Sunday - For My Students

Kattie Hogan & Matt Ittig - Lines on the Body: Confronting Personal Experiences through Poetry

John Patrick Cleary - New Teacher


2nd Global Report On Adult Learning And Education:Rethinking Literacy, Leona Mary English Jan 2013

2nd Global Report On Adult Learning And Education:Rethinking Literacy, Leona Mary English

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Drawing on data gathered from 141 countries, the second Global Report on Adult

Learning and Education reviews progress in implementing the Belém Framework for Action, the set of recommendations made by governments at the Sixth

International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Belém in December

2009. The report adopts a global perspective, describing the commonalities and differences of Member States as they work to improve their adult education

sectors.

This second Global Report has as its special theme ‘Rethinking Literacy’. UNESCO

hopes that this will help to position literacy as the foundation for lifelong learning. The report shows ...


Andragogy Around The World In K-20 Education: It Is All About Trust, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2013

Andragogy Around The World In K-20 Education: It Is All About Trust, John A. Henschke Edd

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The author's research in andragogy started in the late 1960s. More serious in-depth attempts were launched in 1997, just after Malcolm S. Knowles died - the author wanted to honor his legacy since he and his work in andragogy were influential in the author's life. The author's research yielded an instrument with the strongest factor being 'teacher trust of learners' - a belief that applies all the way through k-20 Education. This is found to be so in doctoral dissertations, overarching trust behaviors, and threaded through the literature surrounding trust. Trust is found to be congruent between the author ...


A 2013 Update Of Research In Andragogy Has Revealed Some New Dimensions And Another Era As We Looked Toward Andragogy's Future, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2013

A 2013 Update Of Research In Andragogy Has Revealed Some New Dimensions And Another Era As We Looked Toward Andragogy's Future, John A. Henschke Edd

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This paper on the History and Philosophy of Andragogy is mainly limited [with a few exceptions] to a chronological history and the accompanying philosophy of andragogy, in line with when the English language documents were published and personal descriptions of events were written down. Some of these documents, however, present aspects of the events and ideas which recount the years and contexts in which they appeared in published form. This will not be an exact history of the events and philosophy as they appear in chronological order. But, this will be presented in the general sequence of the years that ...


Super Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2013

Super Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd

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This presentation looks at the History, Philosophy and Major Themes of Andragogy that have emerged in the author’s research and practice. It explores those aspects of andragogy within the context of the theme of this Conference – Lifelong Learning for All in 2013 – and indicates how the expanding scope of this investigation offers a frame for carrying forward an inspirational concept to the great benefit of lifelong learning constituencies around the globe.


A Critical Review Of Reflectivity, Andragogy, And Confucianism, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2013

A Critical Review Of Reflectivity, Andragogy, And Confucianism, John A. Henschke Edd

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The link between Confucian humanism, Mezirow' theory of reflectivity, and the convergence of a worldwide concept of andragogy (the art and science of helping adults learn) articulated by Savicevle, Knowles, Mezirow's theory has increasingly developed to integrate inner reflection expressed through transformed perspectives and decision and action, and andragogy has focused on facilitation of collaborative interaction and self-direction in learning involving the whole person. To appreciate the basis of these three schools of theory, this chapter presents a discussion of these originating theorists. As an introductory thought, the following quotations illustrate how Confucius' thought has long been valued and ...


Enhancing E-Learning Effectiveness, Karen Swan Jan 2013

Enhancing E-Learning Effectiveness, Karen Swan

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While there is considerable evidence that effective leadership makes a significant difference in student achievement in the K-12 environment (Waters, Marzano, & McNulty, 2003), similar research linking leadership in e-learning to student success does not exist. Indeed, similar research has not been undertaken at post-secondary levels at all, most likely because student learning at institutions of higher education has not been subject to the same scrutiny as it has K-12 schools. This state of affairs is changing rapidly, however, driven to no small extent by the rise of online education, and student achievement at post-secondary institutions is increasingly being questioned. E-learning ...


Are Young Professionals Engaging In Self-Planned Learning Projects? Twenty-First Century Implications For Self-Directed Learning Among Post-Four-Year Undergraduate Students, Dr. Roger Hiemstra, Meredith Charles Jan 2013

Are Young Professionals Engaging In Self-Planned Learning Projects? Twenty-First Century Implications For Self-Directed Learning Among Post-Four-Year Undergraduate Students, Dr. Roger Hiemstra, Meredith Charles

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The combination of 21st century technological advancements and globalization has dramatically increased the rate at which information is available to the individual adult learner. Furthermore, the “knowledge society” in which we currently live demands that adults participate in lifelong learning in order to survive professionally, personally, and socially. Recent research has identified self-directed learning as a feasible vehicle for navigating 21st century complexities; however, there is limited data on the specific population that includes the post-four-year undergraduate student. The purpose of this study is to determine if young professionals are taking a self-directed approach towards identifying their learning needs, planning ...


Front Matter Jan 2013

Front Matter

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Editor's message.


Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing: How Composition’S Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism), Keith Rhodes, Monica M. Robinson Jan 2013

Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing: How Composition’S Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism), Keith Rhodes, Monica M. Robinson

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Reframing the theory of social construction from Romantic/ Classic perspectives yields surprising insights about writing studies.


A Teacher’S Terminal Illness In The Secondary Classroom: The Effects Of Disclosure, Sarah Hochstetler Jan 2013

A Teacher’S Terminal Illness In The Secondary Classroom: The Effects Of Disclosure, Sarah Hochstetler

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How does it affect learning when cancer becomes the prevailing metaphor through which students see their teacher?


Thoughts On Teaching As A Practice Of Love, Sharon Marshall Jan 2013

Thoughts On Teaching As A Practice Of Love, Sharon Marshall

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Approaching classroom diversity from a Nichiren Buddhist perspective guides students toward a “value-creating education.”


Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Karen Walker, Timothy Shea, Julie Nichols, Edward Sullivan Jan 2013

Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Karen Walker, Timothy Shea, Julie Nichols, Edward Sullivan

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Book Reviews

Judy Halden-Sullivan - Making the Familiar Unfamiliar

Karen Walker - Ritchhart, Ron, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. Making Thinking Visible. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Timothy Shea - Jobrack, Beverlee. Tyranny of the Textbook. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012.

Julie Nichols - FitzGerald, William. Spiritual Modalities: Prayer as Rhetoric and Performance. University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2012.

Edward Sullivan - Quesada, Donna. The Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers. NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011.


Jaepl, Vol. 19, Winter 2013-2014, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters Jan 2013

Jaepl, Vol. 19, Winter 2013-2014, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters

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Essays

Peter Elbow - Using Careless Speech for Careful, Well-Crafted Writing - Whatever Its Style

Keith Rhodes & Monica M. Robinson - Sheep in Wolves' Clothing: How Composition's Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism)

Bradley Smith - The Journey Metaphor's Entailments for Framing Learning

Sarah Hochstetler - A Teacher's Terminal Illness in the Secondary Classroom: The Effects of Disclosure

Anna O. Soter - It's (Not) Just a Figure of Speech: Rescuing a Metaphor

Amy L. Eva, Carrie A. Bemis, Marie F. Quist, & Bill Hollands - The Power of the Poetic Lens: Why Teachers Need to Read Poems Together

Ryan Crawford & Andreas ...


Using Careless Speech For Careful, Well-Crafted Writing— Whatever Its Style, Peter Elbow Jan 2013

Using Careless Speech For Careful, Well-Crafted Writing— Whatever Its Style, Peter Elbow

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Bringing the resources of speech to writing enables writers to understand and attain written eloquence.


The Journey Metaphor’S Entailments For Framing Learning, Bradley Smith Jan 2013

The Journey Metaphor’S Entailments For Framing Learning, Bradley Smith

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Analysis of differing frames for learning to write shows that the journey metaphor best serves our efforts to convey how writing and learning are linked.


It’S (Not) Just A Figure Of Speech: Rescuing Metaphor, Anna O. Soter Jan 2013

It’S (Not) Just A Figure Of Speech: Rescuing Metaphor, Anna O. Soter

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Look for ways that students can study metaphor in everyday language, rather than confine its study to poetry.