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"Do The Hard Work": Identity Development And First Year Doctoral Students, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Carol Rogers Shaw Jan 2017

"Do The Hard Work": Identity Development And First Year Doctoral Students, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Carol Rogers Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative, phenomenological study examined the experiences of first year graduate students learning to become doctoral students in education doctoral programs. Findings include the centrality of identity development and social justice.


Thinking Inside The Box: Graduate Students’ Perspectives On Hindered Creativity, Michelle N. Anderson May 2009

Thinking Inside The Box: Graduate Students’ Perspectives On Hindered Creativity, Michelle N. Anderson

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This phenomenological study focused on the lived experiences of adult graduate students in relation to creativity. Findings illuminate the influence of professors on educational experiences of hindered creativity.


A Phenomenological Study Of The Educational Experiences Of Black Women: Learning As You Go, Eva Young, Mary Ziegler, Kathy Greenberg Nov 2008

A Phenomenological Study Of The Educational Experiences Of Black Women: Learning As You Go, Eva Young, Mary Ziegler, Kathy Greenberg

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This research study provided a descriptive picture of educational experiences of three sets of Black sisters who grew up in the inner-city. A qualitative existential-phenomenological research study design was used to derive common themes that represented the universal essence of the participants’ experiences. This study illuminated the formal and informal learning experiences of Black women and the profound role cultural experiences of family and community play in shaping their learning experiences through adulthood. Findings suggest that the educational experiences of Black women influenced their development, voice, self-esteem, and self-defined achievement and success. These findings dispute adult development theories that suggest …


Teaching Adults With Disabilities In The Postsecondary Setting: Examining The Experiences Of Faculty Members, Tammi Summers Oct 2008

Teaching Adults With Disabilities In The Postsecondary Setting: Examining The Experiences Of Faculty Members, Tammi Summers

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This phenomenological investigation explores the essence of postsecondary faculty experiences teaching adults with disabilities. Twelve participants revealed how their positive and negative experiences impacted their teaching practices and resulted in specific disability dilemmas.


“I Learned More Than I Wanted”: A Phenomenological Investigation Of The Experience Of Having One’S Beliefs Challenged In An Undergraduate Religion Course, Steven B. Frye Sep 2008

“I Learned More Than I Wanted”: A Phenomenological Investigation Of The Experience Of Having One’S Beliefs Challenged In An Undergraduate Religion Course, Steven B. Frye

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This phenomenological study explored the experience of having pre-existing beliefs challenged in learning. Themes of an environment of challenge, the powerful role of the teacher, and choice stood out against the ground of the learners’ expectations of being challenged in the undergraduate religion class.


Learning Space And Space For Learning: Adults’ Intersubjective Experiences Of Improvisation, Pamela Meyer Jul 2006

Learning Space And Space For Learning: Adults’ Intersubjective Experiences Of Improvisation, Pamela Meyer

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This phenomenological study asked the question, “What do adults experience learning improvisation?” The findings highlight the intersubjective, whole-person nature of learning and transformation, and of the learning space.


“It Permeates The Whole Fabric Of Your Life”: The Experience Of Scholars Who Have Studied Self-Directed Learning, Robert C. Donaghy Jul 2006

“It Permeates The Whole Fabric Of Your Life”: The Experience Of Scholars Who Have Studied Self-Directed Learning, Robert C. Donaghy

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A recent dissertation presented a new and different view of self-directed learning. This research presents the stories of eight scholars who have studied this topic over the years. Implications for research and practice are discussed.