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A Living Lecture For Lifelong Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Aug 2011

A Living Lecture For Lifelong Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

The author is seeking to improve the lecture, by adding numerous techniques with it to engage the learners more actively in the learning process, supporting it with the theories of large group meetings and andragogy, and naming it ‘a living lecture for lifelong learning’. The process of the living lecture for lifelong learning is described as follows. Before the presentation/lecture, which the leader has prepared on a predetermined topic prior to the time of its audible delivery, the audience may be divided into four teams and be asked to serve as listening teams. Each team respectively, listens to a ...


The Scenario Of A Learning Society Model Toward Promoting A Positive Paradigm Shif For Communities, John A. Henschke Edd, Suwithida Charungkaittikul Phd Aug 2011

The Scenario Of A Learning Society Model Toward Promoting A Positive Paradigm Shif For Communities, John A. Henschke Edd, Suwithida Charungkaittikul Phd

John A. Henschke

This study uses a prospective qualitative approach. The Ethnographic Delphi Futures Research (EDFR) technique is used to propose a learning society model. The data include a review of the peer-reviewed literature, a field study visit and observation of five best practices communities in Thailand, in-depth interviews to gain experts’ perspectives, mini-Delphi techniques questionnaires, focus group discussions, and model evaluation. Qualitative data were transcribed and analyzed using content-analysis. Forty-two individuals (e.g., policy makers, practitioners from public and private agencies, educational personnel, and community leaders) were involved in the data collection effort. Results revealed essential elements for development of a learning ...


Andragogy And Transformative Learning: Imigration Meets Ratioalism In College Classrooms, John A. Henschke Edd Aug 2011

Andragogy And Transformative Learning: Imigration Meets Ratioalism In College Classrooms, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Although Andragogy and Transformative learning (TL) are highly prized concepts in Adult Education, many scholars are critical of their principles and often confusing strategies. While educators immerse themselves quite successfully in the nuances of theory, they remain puzzled over how to apply them in the classroom. A robust and dynamic approach that can capture the meaningfulness of these ageless paradigms is greatly needed. Therefore in this session we will identify some of the illusive elements that obfuscate the application of Andragogy and TL in university classrooms – undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral.


Organizational Learning And Employee Retention: A Focus Study Examining The Role Of Relationships Between Supervisors And Subordinates, John A. Henschke Edd, Veeranuch Vatcharasirisook Aug 2011

Organizational Learning And Employee Retention: A Focus Study Examining The Role Of Relationships Between Supervisors And Subordinates, John A. Henschke Edd, Veeranuch Vatcharasirisook

John A. Henschke

Focusing on the relationship between supervisors and subordinates, the purpose of this research was to study the causal relationship among seven exogenous variables (Supervisor empathy with subordinates, Supervisor trust of subordinates, Planning and delivery of instruction, Accommodating subordinate uniqueness, Supervisor insensitivity toward subordinates, Subordinate-centered learning process, and Supervisor-centered learning process) and two endogenous variables (Employee’s job satisfaction and Employee’s intention to remain in the company). The study was based on the belief that the seven factors, which were beliefs, feelings, and behaviors of supervisors in helping adults learn, based on andragogical principles of learning, are not only methods ...


Workshop On The Living Lecture For Lifelong Learners, John A. Henschke Edd, Susan K. Isenberg Phd Feb 2011

Workshop On The Living Lecture For Lifelong Learners, John A. Henschke Edd, Susan K. Isenberg Phd

John A. Henschke

No abstract provided.


Considerations Regarding The Future Of Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2010

Considerations Regarding The Future Of Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Andragogy has a long and rich history that has shaped understanding of adult learning and continues to be a strong force in guiding the way adults learn. While adult educators in the U.S. are familiar with andragogy through the work of Dr. Malcolm Knowles, the theory of andragogy reaches a worldwide audience of practitioners striving to improve learning through its respectful and engaging method focused on the learner.


A Capsule Of The International History And Philosophy Of Andragogy To 2010, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2010

A Capsule Of The International History And Philosophy Of Andragogy To 2010, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This capsule on the International 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, presents aspect of the events and ideas which recount the years and contexts prior to the time in which they appeared in published form. To date, more than 330 documents have been discovered, but space limitation in this chapter allowed the inclusion of only a fraction of that number. Each ...


International Research Foundation For Andragogy And The Implications For The Practice Of Education With Adults, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2010

International Research Foundation For Andragogy And The Implications For The Practice Of Education With Adults, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This study searched the literature providing an international research foundation for andragogy. Six themes have emerged: the evolution of the term; historical antecedents shaping the concepts; comparison of American and European understanding; popularizing and sustaining the American and world-wide concept; practical applications; and theory, research and definition. Implications are provided for the practice of andragogy within the field of adults, continuing, community, extension, and human resource development education.


Counseling In An Andragogical Approach, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2010

Counseling In An Andragogical Approach, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

The introduction provides the unique preparation of the author in both field for merging counseling and andragogy - the art and science of helping adults learn. Providing general counseling information, he then gives a sketch and time gaps of publication in adult education and counseling. Next, he presents a chronology of publications merging the two fields. In future trends a comprehensive model for counseling in adult education is constructed, including: an andragogical approach, dimension of maturation, closing connecting counseling and learning, with life tasks, challenges, and dealing with our human values and priorities within human system of adult life. Examples are ...


A Capsule Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy To 2010, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2010

A Capsule Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy To 2010, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This paper on the history and philosophy of andragogy is mainly limited (with a few exceptions) to a chronological history and 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 aspect of the events and ideas which recount the years and contexts prior to the times in which they appeared in published form. To date, more than 300 documents have been discovered, but space limitation in this paper allowed the inclusion of only a fraction of that number. Each of 14 ...


Bringing The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy Into A More Comprehensive Understanding World Wide: A 2010 Update, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2010

Bringing The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy Into A More Comprehensive Understanding World Wide: A 2010 Update, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This paper on the history and philosophy of andragogy is mainly limited (with a few exceptions) to a chronological history and 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 aspect of the events and ideas which recount the years and context in which they appeared in published form. This will not be an exact history of the events and philosophy as they appeared in chronological order. But, this will be presented in the general sequence of the years that the ...


Lifelong Learning For Older Adult Learners, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2010

Lifelong Learning For Older Adult Learners, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Dr. John A. Henschke has been involved in the field of adult education for 40 years and has tested and refined his ideas on "Andragogy" [the arts and science of teaching adults and helping adults learn] in the USA through university courses, Community Programs, Corporations, Adult Basic Education and Internationally. He has worked in adult education in 19 countries, has traveled to 24 countries, worked with participants in and/or from 85 foreign countries.


The Mystery Of Living And Learning For A Viable Future-The Power Of Adult Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Jun 2010

The Mystery Of Living And Learning For A Viable Future-The Power Of Adult Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

No abstract provided.


Opening The Mystery Of The International History, Philosophy And Practice Of Andragogy (Adult Learning), John A. Henschke Edd Jun 2010

Opening The Mystery Of The International History, Philosophy And Practice Of Andragogy (Adult Learning), John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

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 prior to the time in which they appeared in published form.


The Power Of Adult Learning For Living A Viable Future, John A. Henschke Edd Jun 2010

The Power Of Adult Learning For Living A Viable Future, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

No abstract provided.


Bringing Together Personal Learning, Higher Education Institutional Elements, And Global Support For A Re-Orientation Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning And Education, John A. Henschke Edd May 2010

Bringing Together Personal Learning, Higher Education Institutional Elements, And Global Support For A Re-Orientation Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning And Education, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This extended research study focused on bringing together learning, higher educational institutional elements to be considered for helping higher educational institutions and individual learners in various countries to re-orient themselves toward a focus on lifelong learning, and placing this within the support and context of lifelong learning and education around the globe. Research is presented on the background and experiences of various higher educational institutions and individual learners in this regard, developing a tentative policy statement and identification of the elements of a re-orientation toward lifelong learning focus as products of several worldwide conferences. In addition, the support of UNESCO ...


An International Capsule Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2009

An International Capsule Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Andragogy was first authored by Alexander Kapp (1833), a German high school teacher. He asserted andragogy as education in the man's age including self reflection, and educating the character as primary values in human life. The most cogently knowledgeable and articulate of all scholars that have researched and practiced in andragogy in Savicevic (2006a). After writing extensively internationally on andragogy for 50 years, he observed that since his first visit to the USA in 1966, up through 2006, tracing andragogy on USA universities is that there had not been a single serious study on adult education and learning that ...


A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch-Part 2, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2009

A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch-Part 2, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

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 ...


Brazilian Lifelong Education And Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2009

Brazilian Lifelong Education And Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Providing an overview of Brazilian Education is a task that could take volumes to present. Moreover, to do this in a comprehensive way would involve many Brazilians that have been involved with the Brazilian Educational System for many years. There are many facets that would be included in this country's rich history and present manifestation of education and learning. Nonetheless, as a visitor from the United States of America who has been privileged to visit Brazil eight times and conduct various lifelong learning education al programs there, I will attempt in this paper to offer some of my observations ...


A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch-Part 1, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2009

A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch-Part 1, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

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 the 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 year ...


The Power Of Andragogy/Adult Learning For Living A Viable Future, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2009

The Power Of Andragogy/Adult Learning For Living A Viable Future, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

The Sixth UNESCO International World Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) was hosted by the Government of Brazil in Belem, Para, from 1 to 4 December 2009. This working conference conducted interactively in an andragogical manner, provided an important platform for policy dialogue and advocacy on adult learning and non-formal education at the global level. Large and small group sessions on various topics contributed to the production of the final document - Belem Framework for Action: Harnessing the Power and Potential of Adult Learning and Education for a Viable Future. The conference brought together 1100 people from 144 UNESCO Member States ...


Beginnings Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy 1833-2000, John A. Henschke Edd Nov 2009

Beginnings Of The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy 1833-2000, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Andragogy had a very slow beginning over a period of almost one century as a term referring to the theory and practice of adult education. Numerous elements were involved in the seventy years it took to establish its foundation: starting in England and the USA; andragogy and human resource development (HRD); andragogy and self-directed learning (SDL); conflict between supporters and detractors; comparing European and USA perspectives; trust in learners' abilities; scientific foundation of andragogy; skepticism and its counter-balance; and, antecedents of andragogy. Trends in usage and considering its possible benefits set the tone for the future of andragogy from 2000 ...


Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd Nov 2009

Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Andragogy has received mixed reviews in the past. Some have analyzed it from a positive perspective. Some have analyzed if from a negative perspective, and some have ignored it altogether. Most of the discussions have limited their observations to how Malcolm S. Knowles addressed andragogy. There has been as inadequate investigation of the foundation and background of andragogy from a world perspective. This research presents 290 major works published in English from national and international sources on andragogy that may help provide a clear and understandable international foundation for the linkage between the research, theory, and practice of andragogy. Six ...


A Productive Decade Of Andragogy's History And Philosophy 2000-2009, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2008

A Productive Decade Of Andragogy's History And Philosophy 2000-2009, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

With the foundation of andragogy having been laid, there was a serious attempt at investigating its value. Some felt that a broad scope was established in the practice to support growth in learners, with any mention of adult learning needing to include andragogy. Others perceived that andragogy produced unproductive debates along a binary path, with its being too caught up in individualization, the politics of exclusion, conformity, and de-contextualizing adult learning. However, some research revealed numerous dimensions of andragogy. The connection with distance learning became very strong and solid. New applications of andragogy were spawned into foreign language learning, internet ...


Engagement In Active Learning With Brazilian Adult Educators, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2008

Engagement In Active Learning With Brazilian Adult Educators, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Partners of the Americas was inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who in 1963 launched the Alliance for Progress, a program of government-to-government economic cooperation across the Western Hemisphere. At the same time, Kennedy also called for a parallel people-to-people initiative, one that would allow private citizens to work together for the good of the Americas. Today, it is a private, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization, enjoying the support of many individuals, international corporations, and foundations. Every US president since Kennedy has endorsed the Partners' program, as have government leaders throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. There are 60 'partnerships' that ...


Testing Andragogy With Adult Learners Internationally In The Usa, Brazil, And Australia, John A. Henschke Edd, Amy Narishkin Dec 2008

Testing Andragogy With Adult Learners Internationally In The Usa, Brazil, And Australia, John A. Henschke Edd, Amy Narishkin

John A. Henschke

University Faculty have occasionally been asked if they model the kind of teaching they ask of their teacher candidates and the adult educators with whom they work in the public arena and the market place. On the one hand autonomous individuals or self-directed learners resist learning conditions that are incongruent with their self-concept. However, on the other hand, autonomous individuals or self-directed learners flourish with learning conditions that help them realize their unique potential. Nonetheless, not all adult learners are self-directed. Depending on their knowledge and experience with the content, an adult learner can actually be in two stages of ...


Movement Toward Staying Ahead Of The Curve In Developing And Managing Human Capital, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2008

Movement Toward Staying Ahead Of The Curve In Developing And Managing Human Capital, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

The author has had some experience as an adult educator in the process of changing a corporate training department toward supporting workplace and performance, with various organizations/corporations. He has gained some insights about what has worked thus far in that situation and some things that need to be considered or included in a "community of learning and practice." This presentation is organized around various themes that have emerged in the process: Elements in Preparing and Planning for Change, Required Competencies of the Change Agent, Methods for Implementing Change / Making Change Happen, and, Organizational Goals and Results from Changing.


A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2008

A Perspective On The History And Philosophy Of Andragogy: An International Sketch, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

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 ...


The Dynamic Of A Living Lecture In Career And Technical Education, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2008

The Dynamic Of A Living Lecture In Career And Technical Education, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This chapter introduces the lecture as a long standard learning technique. The background is provided with the extensive value and scope, including the elements of good lectures. Weakness of the lecture centers around its being overused and/or misused. Strengths of the lecture include its familiarity, well accepted, and provides much information in a short period of time. A theoretical context is provided for maximizing the benefit of a lecture, which includes: guiding questions for use; a foundational learning theory; stressing engagement and interaction as integral; and, a large group theory to heighten engagement and interaction. Actually coupling listening teams ...


Comparing The American And European Perspectives On The International Concept Of Andragogy And The Implications For The Development Of Adult Education Theory And Practice, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2007

Comparing The American And European Perspectives On The International Concept Of Andragogy And The Implications For The Development Of Adult Education Theory And Practice, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

In this research paper we present a thorough picture of both the American and European perspectives on andragogy. We believe this to be much needed in the ongoing development of what many erroneously consider a static concept.