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Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney Jun 2017

Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney

Adult Education Research Conference

This presentation features chapter authors from the recently published New Directions of Adult and Continuing Education "Reimaging Doctoral Education as a Practice of Adult Education."


Dialogues In Promoting Knowledge Construction, Bo Chang Jun 2017

Dialogues In Promoting Knowledge Construction, Bo Chang

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined how different types of dialogues promoted knowledge construction in an online course. Findings show that instructor designed the online discussion questions which balanced the grounding dialogue, critical dialogue and reflective dialogues. Three types of dialogues were interwoven together to help students understand the topics from various dimensions. Giving students freedom to select readings and discussion questions, creating a safe environment, and providing practical and controversial materials give space for different types of dialogues to flourish, and are crucial for stimulating the active and proactive knowledge sharing and creation.


Learning Lives And Reconstructing Identities Of Young Adult North Korean Defectors, Hyewon Park Park Jun 2017

Learning Lives And Reconstructing Identities Of Young Adult North Korean Defectors, Hyewon Park Park

Adult Education Research Conference

This study is to explore young adult North Korean defectors’ learning and identity reconstruction process within daily activities in South Korea based on Cultural-historical activity theory as a theoretical framework.


Inclusive Workforce Education: Towards A Feminist Pedagogy For Vocational Programs, Sarah Ray, Ovidio Galvan, Jill Zarestky Jan 2017

Inclusive Workforce Education: Towards A Feminist Pedagogy For Vocational Programs, Sarah Ray, Ovidio Galvan, Jill Zarestky

Adult Education Research Conference

Vocational education provides economic opportunity but often excludes women. The present literature review lays the foundation to develop relevant feminist perspectives and guide the inclusion efforts of community colleges.


Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor Jan 2017

Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor

Adult Education Research Conference

Recent discoveries in neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and psychology contradict Descartes’ rejection of the body’s role in thinking. This presentation examines implications for adult learning.


"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.


Best Practices For Adult Educators Working In Cross-Generational Learning Spaces, Andrea Nikischer Jan 2017

Best Practices For Adult Educators Working In Cross-Generational Learning Spaces, Andrea Nikischer

Adult Education Research Conference

This presentation will provide best practices for working with cross-generational groups of adult learners. The specific needs of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists will be addressed.


Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins Jan 2017

Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study explores adult learners’ knowledge construction of social foundations content within a Master of Adult Education program, broadening the understanding of the tenets of constructivist learning.


Violeta Parra: Popular Educator, Maria A. Vetter Jan 2017

Violeta Parra: Popular Educator, Maria A. Vetter

Adult Education Research Conference

This study reexamines the work of Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra with the purpose of identifying her as a popular educator.


U.S. Young Adult Numeracy Skills Lagging Behind: Results From The Newest Piaac Release 2012/2014, Derek E. Holliday, Emily Pawlowski Jan 2017

U.S. Young Adult Numeracy Skills Lagging Behind: Results From The Newest Piaac Release 2012/2014, Derek E. Holliday, Emily Pawlowski

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper analyzes the numeracy skills of U.S. young adults in comparison with selected peer countries using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).


The Impact Of Participation In Educational Programs On Elderly’S Life Satisfaction, Bora Jin Jan 2017

The Impact Of Participation In Educational Programs On Elderly’S Life Satisfaction, Bora Jin

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explored impact of the participation in educational programs on elderly’s life satisfaction. Semi-structured interviews were conducted. It showed that participation in educational programs has positively impacted the elderly.


From Cognition To The Imaginal: Fostering Self-Understanding From And Through Emotions In Adult Learning, John Dirkx, Ben Espinoza Jan 2017

From Cognition To The Imaginal: Fostering Self-Understanding From And Through Emotions In Adult Learning, John Dirkx, Ben Espinoza

Adult Education Research Conference

Based on a critical review of the literature, this paper explores the imaginative contribution emotions make to self-understanding and how it compliments the view of emotion as a form of cognition in adult learning.


Adaptive Learning And Returning Adult Online Students, Andrea Gregg, Lynne Johnson Jan 2017

Adaptive Learning And Returning Adult Online Students, Andrea Gregg, Lynne Johnson

Adult Education Research Conference

Many returning adults choose online education for its flexibility but sometimes require additional preparation. We will discuss an adaptive learning pilot to address academic remediation and share preliminary research findings.


The Role Of Community Benefits Agreements For Community Development, Social Justice Adult Education, And Program Planning, Kayla Savage, Susan Yelich Biniecki Jan 2017

The Role Of Community Benefits Agreements For Community Development, Social Justice Adult Education, And Program Planning, Kayla Savage, Susan Yelich Biniecki

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable is to facilitate discussion and debate about the role of community benefits agreements in community development, social justice education, and program planning within community development contexts.


Extension Cord: Powering Adult Education Through Cooperative Extension Programs, Jackson C. Alexander, Kenda S. Grover, Kit Kacirek, Shelly Walters Jan 2017

Extension Cord: Powering Adult Education Through Cooperative Extension Programs, Jackson C. Alexander, Kenda S. Grover, Kit Kacirek, Shelly Walters

Adult Education Research Conference

Cooperative Extension provides opportunities for adult learning in a variety of settings. The study identified perceptions of county agents related to their role in community development and adult education.


The Black Panther Party And Emancipatory Adult Education, Geleana D. Alston Ph.D. Jan 2017

The Black Panther Party And Emancipatory Adult Education, Geleana D. Alston Ph.D.

Adult Education Research Conference

This session will illuminate the emancipatory adult educational efforts of the Black Panther Party Community Programs from 1966-1982.


How Can Parent Education Be Used As A Resource To Improve And Promote Healthy Relationships With Children?, Brittany J. Riggins Jan 2017

How Can Parent Education Be Used As A Resource To Improve And Promote Healthy Relationships With Children?, Brittany J. Riggins

Adult Education Research Conference

From my observations I realized that if parents used education as a resource to educate themselves on how to communicate and use the knowledge acquired through parenting courses maybe relationships with their children would be less strained.


Experiences Of Students From The African Diaspora At Predominantly White Institutions (Pwi)., Sarah M. Ray Jan 2017

Experiences Of Students From The African Diaspora At Predominantly White Institutions (Pwi)., Sarah M. Ray

Adult Education Research Conference

Experiences of profiling, racism and discrimination are a part of life for many students in America. Perceptions of non-white, African International students about African American students is influenced by stereotypes and inadequate historical context of Black American experiences. This qualitative study addresses Black students from various parts of the African diaspora's experiences of racism, and perceptions of race/ethnic-based biases during their educational experiences in a predominantly white institution (PWI), through semi-structured interviews.


Educational Gerontology And Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Onna T. Jordan Ms Jan 2017

Educational Gerontology And Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Onna T. Jordan Ms

Adult Education Research Conference

Older adult learners account for a significant percentage of the educational market, forcing educational institutions to identify and adjust educational programs to reflect older learners needs, outcomes, and motives.


Exploring The Components Of A Culturally Responsive Faculty Development Program, China Jenkins Jan 2017

Exploring The Components Of A Culturally Responsive Faculty Development Program, China Jenkins

Adult Education Research Conference

In this session, the presenter explores the existing literature to examine the components of a culturally responsive faculty development program.


Developing Knowledge And Theory In The Field Of Adult Education: Research Conferences In The 1960’S, Catherine A. Hansman, Amy D. Rose Jan 2017

Developing Knowledge And Theory In The Field Of Adult Education: Research Conferences In The 1960’S, Catherine A. Hansman, Amy D. Rose

Adult Education Research Conference

This historical study examines the role of research and the development of adult education research conferences, including the eventual founding and establishment of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC).


Mixed Gender High Performance Optimization (Hpo) Teams: The Roles Of Adult Learning Theories In The Enhancement Of Endurance Teams’ Capabilities, Constance Carpenter Jan 2017

Mixed Gender High Performance Optimization (Hpo) Teams: The Roles Of Adult Learning Theories In The Enhancement Of Endurance Teams’ Capabilities, Constance Carpenter

Adult Education Research Conference

High performance optimization endurance teams perform complex tasks requiring rapid decision making under chaotic conditions. The discussion explores the application of theoretical foundations when planning adult education programs for teams.


The Transformation Of Chinese Only-Child Parents In Empty-Nests, Fujuan Tan Jan 2017

The Transformation Of Chinese Only-Child Parents In Empty-Nests, Fujuan Tan

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative research investigates the transformation of Chinese only-child parents in empty-nests through attending cultural activities in the Chinese community, when their only children leave home and become independent.


Career Construction As A Way To Promote Self-Determined Vocational Choices Of People With Disabilities, Chang-Kyu Kwon Jan 2017

Career Construction As A Way To Promote Self-Determined Vocational Choices Of People With Disabilities, Chang-Kyu Kwon

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this round table is to discuss how transformative learning theory can be utilized to increase the quality of career development and vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities.


African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders Jan 2017

African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable proposal is to present and frame a future research project challenging the narrative of disparity on African-American males in higher education and advocate the need for scholarship that focuses on positive stories of how African-American males navigate in higher education.


“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim Jan 2017

“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable, and the study it is based on, outlines how non-faculty staff at a small college described their own workplace learning after a “significant” job change (as defined by the participant).


Effective And Necessary Professional Development For Science Teachers As States Adopt Ngss, Anne M. Krebs Jan 2017

Effective And Necessary Professional Development For Science Teachers As States Adopt Ngss, Anne M. Krebs

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable will explore the efficacy of professional development opportunities designed to support science teachers during the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


“Awl Is Piercing Me And Society”: Webtoon As A Popular Adult Education Tool In South Korea, Jinhee Choi Jan 2017

“Awl Is Piercing Me And Society”: Webtoon As A Popular Adult Education Tool In South Korea, Jinhee Choi

Adult Education Research Conference

The study illustrates the role of popular culture as an informal learning for both North and South Koreans to engage with unfamiliar, unpopular, and unvoiced themes in a public sphere.


Confronting The"Imposter Syndrome" In The Adult Learning Classroom, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn A. Palmer Jan 2017

Confronting The"Imposter Syndrome" In The Adult Learning Classroom, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn A. Palmer

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines the experiences of two African American male professor in confronting the "Imposter Syndrome." The relevant literature on the Imposter Syndrome is used to analyze the experiences of these two educators and strategies are advanced for addressing the phenomenon of both a personal and a professional level.


A New Research Direction Of Authentic Leadership In The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han Jan 2017

A New Research Direction Of Authentic Leadership In The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han

Adult Education Research Conference

This research reviewed authentic leadership and learning-related outcomes at workplace from the perspective of adult education/learning. Over the past decade, authentic leadership has been investigated only from performance-oriented perspective at workplace, despite its learning-oriented concept and component. Therefore, this research provided new insight and direction into the field of adult education/learning at workplace through integrated literature review of authentic leadership.