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The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker Apr 2020

The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker

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Many college programs are designed to graduate individuals who are experts in their field of study, but not necessarily individuals who are trained in how to teach. This quantitative, quasi-experiment study examined college faculty member’s level of training in the area of teaching practices and methodology. The relation to student satisfaction, current course performance, attendance, the belief in the need for training, and faculty member’s sense of efficacy in teaching was explored. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to organize the data using a one-way ANCOVA to analyze the impact the level of training had on …


Building Intercultural Maturity: Informal And Incidental Learning Among Volunteers In Adult Esl Contexts, Beixi Li Jan 2020

Building Intercultural Maturity: Informal And Incidental Learning Among Volunteers In Adult Esl Contexts, Beixi Li

Adult Education Research Conference

This empirical paper describes the preliminary results of a mixed-methods study about the relationship between informal and incidental learning among volunteers in adult ESL and their intercultural maturity.


Adhd And Mindfulness: Looking To Eastern Thought To Expand Western Practice, Tiffany Devol, Qi Sun Jan 2020

Adhd And Mindfulness: Looking To Eastern Thought To Expand Western Practice, Tiffany Devol, Qi Sun

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable presents mindfulness exercise as a transformative approach in the teaching and learning process. It discusses how this ancient eastern meditation technique can holistically empower adult learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


Education And Learning To Support A Just Transition In Central Appalachia, Colleen Unroe Jan 2020

Education And Learning To Support A Just Transition In Central Appalachia, Colleen Unroe

Adult Education Research Conference

This case study explores the learning and education of a community organization involved with multiple Just Transition initiatives in Eastern Kentucky where the economies were formerly dominated by the coal industry. Sixteen semi-structured interviews were conducted of leaders within the organization in addition to exploring the educational materials. Although non-formal learning plays an important part, informal learning, activist exchanges, and communities of practice play a more fundamental role in the activist learning.


Learning At Work In Female-Dominated And Male-Dominated Industries: A Piaac Study, Joshua C. Collins, Tobin Lopez, Jill Zarestky, Ellen Scully-Russ Jan 2020

Learning At Work In Female-Dominated And Male-Dominated Industries: A Piaac Study, Joshua C. Collins, Tobin Lopez, Jill Zarestky, Ellen Scully-Russ

Adult Education Research Conference

Learning at work has the potential to be an important contributor to employee performance and professional advancement. Yet, gender inequality is prevalent in many workplaces and may influence the types and quality of learning to which employees are exposed. This study’s purpose was to examine the relationship between female- and male-dominated industries and learning at work as measured by the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). For those industry sectors determined to be female- or male-dominated, we used a linear regression model to determine whether a relationship exists between gender dominance and learning at work based on …


Understanding Power, Politics, And Organizational Culture In Order To Effectively Develop Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Wendy Green, Catherine Hansman Jan 2020

Understanding Power, Politics, And Organizational Culture In Order To Effectively Develop Interdisciplinary Partnerships, Wendy Green, Catherine Hansman

Adult Education Research Conference

There has been a consistent shift in how health professions education is viewed and a move to bring the fields of graduate medical education, continuing medical education, and adult education together in order to create more robust learning environments. We propose a conceptual model that addresses organizational differences and power dynamics that acknowledges how power, politics, organizational culture, team dynamics and individual interactions influence the development and implementation of health professions programs.


“Circumstantially Volatile”: A Narrative Study Of The Lived First-Year Experience At A New England Liberal Arts College, Patrick Flynn Jan 2020

“Circumstantially Volatile”: A Narrative Study Of The Lived First-Year Experience At A New England Liberal Arts College, Patrick Flynn

Adult Education Research Conference

College-ready, traditional-aged undergraduate students in the United States have been stopping out at an increasingly higher rate over the last forty years. Many students stop out after the first year, which has led researchers to focus on the first-year experience (FYE) as a way of understanding the trend. While the FYE literature, complemented by research in gender theory, the college transition, emerging adulthood, and college student development provide a foundation for considering the problem, there have been very few studies concerning the FYE of white males. Understanding the FYE at a substantive level for this population will lead to further …


Formal And Informal Learning Transfer In The Workplace, Royce Ann Collins, Connie Carpenter Jan 2020

Formal And Informal Learning Transfer In The Workplace, Royce Ann Collins, Connie Carpenter

Adult Education Research Conference

Both employees and organizations invest significant amounts of time, energy, and funds while promoting knowledge development as a fulcrum for increasing reflexive transformation, gaining higher cognitive skills, and achieving both organizational and workforce members’ performance goals. Our paper advocates multi-faceted and interactionist adult learning approaches designed to stimulate learners’ motivational dispositions as they transition to and from formal and informal learning environments.


“I Embrace My Ashes”: North Korean Migrants Learning About Entrepreneurship From Failure, Jinhee Choi, Esther Prins Jan 2020

“I Embrace My Ashes”: North Korean Migrants Learning About Entrepreneurship From Failure, Jinhee Choi, Esther Prins

Adult Education Research Conference

Migrants’ workplace experiences in their host society shape their social adjustment, yet how migrants learn from failures is under-investigated. This study examined how North Korean migrants in South Korea sought to learn from failures in their workplaces and everyday life. The paper draws on nine months of ethnographic research in South Korean social enterprises (restaurants, cafes) that employ North Korean migrants. Data sources include informal conversations and loosely structured interviews with five purposefully selected women who started, or planned to start, their own enterprise. The findings revealed that migrants experienced failure in five inter-related spheres: financial, relational, physical, psychological, and …


A Chicana Feminist Epistemology In Adult Education: A Literature Review, Cindy Peña, Jessica M. Quintero, Elizabeth Castañeda, Sonia Rey López Jan 2020

A Chicana Feminist Epistemology In Adult Education: A Literature Review, Cindy Peña, Jessica M. Quintero, Elizabeth Castañeda, Sonia Rey López

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this literature review was to identify research in adult education literature that used a Chicana feminist theoretical framework. The review was conducted using the Elton B. Stephen CO. (EBSCO) database. Although a thorough review of the most notable adult education journals revealed a lack of scholarly articles using Chicana Feminist Epistemology (CFE), the authors were able to identify three themes within the literature that could aid in incorporating CFE into adult education research. Future implications of embedding a Chicana feminist epistemology in adult education research and practice can create well-rounded studies centered around authentic Latina experiences.


Third Shift Labor Of Advanced Career Learners: Growing The Adult Education Field, Tulare W. Park, Carol Rogers-Shaw, Dorca Kisare-Ressler Jan 2020

Third Shift Labor Of Advanced Career Learners: Growing The Adult Education Field, Tulare W. Park, Carol Rogers-Shaw, Dorca Kisare-Ressler

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores the literature on advanced-career adult learners pursuing graduate education on the “third shift”, which begins after daily work and family obligations are completed (Kramarae, 2001, p. 3). The purpose is to explain the unique characteristics of these learners and the ways in which educators can offer support so they are successful and able to return to practice as adult educators themselves to grow the field of adult education.


Reflection And Perspective On International Workplace Learning Research: A Literature Review, Yifan Zhao Jan 2020

Reflection And Perspective On International Workplace Learning Research: A Literature Review, Yifan Zhao

Adult Education Research Conference

In recent years, researchers' interest in workplace learning has increased dramatically. Many journals show the current research status of workplace learning. This study uses bibliometrics, cluster analysis, knowledge map to analyze 1764 literatures in 8 journals of workplace learning in 2010-2019. Research findings: (1) The research topics of workplace learning are relatively micro and diverse. Workplace learning theory, influencing factors of workplace learning, workplace learning evaluation, leadership, performance improvement and organizational change are the current research hotspot. (2) Empirical research is the majority research method. (3) Workplace learning theoretical model, informal learning, performance improvement, organizational learning, innovation, leadership are the …


Differences Between Us And German Adults In Native-Born And Migrants’ Participation In Volunteering As A Dimension Of Civic Engagement, Jovita Ross-Gordon, Anke Grotlüschen, M Cecil Smith, Thomas J. Smith, Amy D. Rose, Jill Zarestky, Marion Fleige Jan 2020

Differences Between Us And German Adults In Native-Born And Migrants’ Participation In Volunteering As A Dimension Of Civic Engagement, Jovita Ross-Gordon, Anke Grotlüschen, M Cecil Smith, Thomas J. Smith, Amy D. Rose, Jill Zarestky, Marion Fleige

Adult Education Research Conference

We examine civic engagement among immigrants and native-born adults in the United States (U.S.) and Germany, operationalized in this study as voluntary work or volunteerism. Data for the analyses are drawn from the PIAAC. Germany and the U.S. were selected from the countries participating in PIAAC initial data collection in 2012 as two large OECD countries with different histories of immigration and responses to migrants. In Germany, native-born individuals showed greater volunteerism than immigrants (β = 0.119, p < .001) while in the U.S., no significant difference was apparent by immigration status (β = 0.031, p = .133). These results are discussed in the paper relative to existing research literature and implications for adult education are suggested.


Addressing A Global Epidemic: Opportunities For Adult Education To Assist Suicide Loss Survivors, Gina C. Whalen Jan 2020

Addressing A Global Epidemic: Opportunities For Adult Education To Assist Suicide Loss Survivors, Gina C. Whalen

Adult Education Research Conference

Globally 800,000 people die by suicide every year. The worldwide prevalence of suicide has led to an increase in suicide prevention educational programming, but suicide bereavement education is rarely addressed. The upward trend of suicide rates has direct implications at the personal, community, societal, and global levels. The purpose of this literature review is to bring together empirical studies of those bereaved by suicide from various fields, so that researchers in adult education have a direction for this much-needed area of exploration. Three themes emerged during this research: (a) unique bereavement challenges, (b) barriers to obtaining support, and (c) sources …


Learning Experiences And College Access Of American Workers: Evidence From Piaac, Chang Sung Jang, Junghwan Kim, In Tak Kwon Jan 2020

Learning Experiences And College Access Of American Workers: Evidence From Piaac, Chang Sung Jang, Junghwan Kim, In Tak Kwon

Adult Education Research Conference

Using the U.S. data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this study aims to explore how work-related learning experiences of working adults influence their sub-baccalaureate or baccalaureate degree-seeking in higher education institutions (HEIs). Given many jobs in the U.S. that require higher education credentials, we examined how formal and informal work-related learning experiences are associated with the college access of working adults who have a high school diploma. The multinomial logistic regression results show that work flexibility, distance learning, and private learning experience are positively related to working adults’ college access. Based on the findings, …


Anti-Harassment Training Programmes In The Rcmp: Is Organizational Transformative Learning Possible?, Karen E. Yong Jan 2020

Anti-Harassment Training Programmes In The Rcmp: Is Organizational Transformative Learning Possible?, Karen E. Yong

Adult Education Research Conference

Examining a complex hierarchical law enforcement organization mandated anti-harassment (AH) training programmes. A sample of the RCMP revealed bullying negative behaviours occurring at 19% across study group (n=237). Mix-method approach using Kirkpatrick Evaluation, OCAI and NAQ-R provided insights into the correlation of training to organizational stated culture goals. More males reported being bullying (25%) No overt bullying reported by female respondents however, subtle bullying remains. All training materials aligned with organizational mission, vision and strategic goals. Curricula was clear however a gap exists between formal training and applied learning as evidenced by quantitative assessments. The NAQ-R (Cronbach alpha 0.777) indicates …


A Critical Examination Of Immigrant Integration Policies And Adult Education Practices In South Korea, Heh Youn Shin Jan 2020

A Critical Examination Of Immigrant Integration Policies And Adult Education Practices In South Korea, Heh Youn Shin

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this session is to facilitate a dialogue on how South Korea’s immigrant integration policies and related adult education practices at public social service agencies affect marriage immigrants’ learning and becoming in their post-migration context.


Exploring The Contextualization Of Workplace Spirituality In South Korean Startups, Ahreum Lim, Nicolaides Aliki, Chan Lee Jan 2020

Exploring The Contextualization Of Workplace Spirituality In South Korean Startups, Ahreum Lim, Nicolaides Aliki, Chan Lee

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explores how spirituality in workplaces is contextualized in South Korean startups. With the unprecedented development of technology, new small-sized ventures, so-called startups have emerged as the major drivers in today’s global market (Schwab, 2017). The disruptive changes that startup creates in the market imply the growing needs of both organizations and individuals to be more adaptive to the given changes. Backing up these trends, an increasing amount of new consumers’ needs is fulfilled through innovative breakthrough, possibly only temporarily, at the expense of tremendous stress that individual employees at startups suffer from. Nonetheless, to survive through the volatile …


Adult Education And The Nation-State: A Systematic Review Of Literature, Hye-Su Kuk Jan 2020

Adult Education And The Nation-State: A Systematic Review Of Literature, Hye-Su Kuk

Adult Education Research Conference

In this literature review, I analyze how the concept of the state is defined and used in empirical adult education research articles. Findings are in three themes of 1) systems of governance in adult education, 2) governmentality and contention, and 3) research challenging whether the state boundaries are blurred in the adult education literature. I discuss the implications of the findings in comparison to theoretical approaches toward the state in adult education.


“They Just Don't Invest In Those Students…" Adult Literacy Education And The Shift To Career Readiness: Conversations With Veteran Educators In The Us, Jaye Jones Jan 2020

“They Just Don't Invest In Those Students…" Adult Literacy Education And The Shift To Career Readiness: Conversations With Veteran Educators In The Us, Jaye Jones

Adult Education Research Conference

The 2014 reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – a major source of funding for adult education programs in the United States – meant even greater emphasis on workforce-focused skills in the classroom and intensified tracking of occupational outcomes. Concerns have been raised about how a move away from critical literacy has impacted some of the field’s most vulnerable learners, those at the lowest levels of literacy. This paper examines the experiences of veteran adult literacy educators to illuminate the impact workforce-focused policies have had on educational services for adult literacy level learners.


The Role Of Peer Inquiry Communities In Advancing Technology Integration For Practitioners In Adult Basic Education, Jennifer Kobrin Jan 2020

The Role Of Peer Inquiry Communities In Advancing Technology Integration For Practitioners In Adult Basic Education, Jennifer Kobrin

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores how peer communities, one element of a larger collaborative, inquiry-based professional development project in adult education, advance participants’ knowledge and use of technology. As the designer and facilitator of the project, the author drew from memos and field notes, in addition to interviews and written reflections with 6 of 9 total participants who were teachers and administrators in Adult Basic Education programs. Findings indicate successful technology integration entailed participants combining their own experiences with established research to create “knowledge-of-practice” (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009), and that knowledge generation within the peer communities reflected a horizontal trajectory.