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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.


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.


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.


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).


“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.


"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.


Graduate-Level Instructor’S Perception Of Teaching Critical Thinking, Jay Van Der Werff Jan 2017

Graduate-Level Instructor’S Perception Of Teaching Critical Thinking, Jay Van Der Werff

Adult Education Research Conference

Higher learning institutions identify the teaching of critical thinking skills to students as a goal of the academic programs offered. This study examined faculty perceptions for teaching critical thinking skills.


Playful, Intra-Active, "World"-Traveling: A Framework For Teaching Adults Across National Borders In Feminist Ways, Brigette A. Herron Jan 2017

Playful, Intra-Active, "World"-Traveling: A Framework For Teaching Adults Across National Borders In Feminist Ways, Brigette A. Herron

Adult Education Research Conference

Using poststructural concepts of subjectivities, posthuman concepts of intra-activity, and Maria Lugones' playful "world"-traveling, this paper theorizes how adult educators might work in feminist ways across national borders.


Hanging On Cliff: Workforce Development And Sustainability In The Face Of Working Age Population Decrease In South Korea, Jin Lee Jan 2017

Hanging On Cliff: Workforce Development And Sustainability In The Face Of Working Age Population Decrease In South Korea, Jin Lee

Adult Education Research Conference

To evaluate and design effective policy to mitigate, and ultimately overcome the crisis of demographic cliff, the systemic structure of labor force decrease of Korea was modeled with system dynamics method.


Exploring Programmatic Issues Which Affect Continuing Legal Education In Kansas, Holly B. Fisher, W. Franklin Spikes Jan 2017

Exploring Programmatic Issues Which Affect Continuing Legal Education In Kansas, Holly B. Fisher, W. Franklin Spikes

Adult Education Research Conference

This mixed methods research study identified common mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) practices by Kansas providers and evaluated these against established adult and continuing education best practices.


The Effect Of Mentoring On U.S. Vs. Foreign-Born Faculty's Self-Esteem And Job Satisfaction, Tony Lee, Doo H. Lim, Johyun Kim Jan 2017

The Effect Of Mentoring On U.S. Vs. Foreign-Born Faculty's Self-Esteem And Job Satisfaction, Tony Lee, Doo H. Lim, Johyun Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship among mentoring, self-esteem, and job satisfaction between U.S.-born and foreign-born faculty members in 21 research universities based on their country of origin, marital status, faculty ranking, tenure, and mentoring status.


Utilizing Adult Learning Principles To Understand Students’ Perception Of Integrating Open-Access Resources Into Nutrition Curriculum: A Survey Research, Kathleen M. Hoss-Cruz, Haijun Kang Jan 2017

Utilizing Adult Learning Principles To Understand Students’ Perception Of Integrating Open-Access Resources Into Nutrition Curriculum: A Survey Research, Kathleen M. Hoss-Cruz, Haijun Kang

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this research roundtable is to discuss how principles of adult learning could be used to make sense of student experiences with an open-access resource used in a basic level nutrition course.


Developing Mindful Leadership Among Learners, Wendy Griswold Jan 2017

Developing Mindful Leadership Among Learners, Wendy Griswold

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable presents preliminary findings from a study on teaching mindfulness skills to adults seeking to acquire leadership skills. Impact on participant learning in terms of both course content and self-discovery will be evaluated.


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.


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.


“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).


Quiet Noise: Adult Education’S Silence On Disabilities, Carol Rogers-Shaw Jan 2017

Quiet Noise: Adult Education’S Silence On Disabilities, Carol Rogers-Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

This literature review documents the omission of disability in adult education discourse on power distribution, access to education, and inclusion in educational settings and suggests ways to address this exclusion.


Group Size And Adult International Field Study Programs: A Literature Review, Natalia Mora, Brittany Davis, Joellen E. Coryell Phd Jan 2017

Group Size And Adult International Field Study Programs: A Literature Review, Natalia Mora, Brittany Davis, Joellen E. Coryell Phd

Adult Education Research Conference

Traveling in a group impacts the learning process abroad. This literature review examines established research about the effects of group sizes on learning when studying abroad as an adult.


Adult Education-Related Graduate Degrees: Insights On The Challenges And Benefits Of Online Programming, Dr. Mattyna Leevore Stephens, Dr. Joellen Coryell, Cindy Pena Jan 2017

Adult Education-Related Graduate Degrees: Insights On The Challenges And Benefits Of Online Programming, Dr. Mattyna Leevore Stephens, Dr. Joellen Coryell, Cindy Pena

Adult Education Research Conference

The qualitative study sought to explore the perspectives of faculty in developing and teaching on-line adult education courses in a master’s program. The Four Frame Model framed the research.


Community Engagement In Climate Change: Models Of Culturally Appropriate Citizen Science: Theorizing From The Literature, Lisa Baumgartner, Jill Zarestky Jan 2017

Community Engagement In Climate Change: Models Of Culturally Appropriate Citizen Science: Theorizing From The Literature, Lisa Baumgartner, Jill Zarestky

Adult Education Research Conference

Climate change is increasingly affecting people in rural and indigenous communities. This paper explores opportunities for adult educators to develop and support community programs related to environmental change and preservation.


Educators’ Reflections On Empowerment In A Gender Responsive Program For Women Offenders, Carolyn L. Sandoval, Lisa M. Baumgartner Jan 2017

Educators’ Reflections On Empowerment In A Gender Responsive Program For Women Offenders, Carolyn L. Sandoval, Lisa M. Baumgartner

Adult Education Research Conference

We explore women educators’ experiences teaching in a gender-responsive program for women who are incarcerated. Themes including fostering empowerment, motivations for teaching, and tensions teaching emancipatory content in jail.


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.


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.


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.


Adult Learning In Online Educative Spaces: A Constructive-Developmental Perspective, Alexandra Cox Jan 2017

Adult Learning In Online Educative Spaces: A Constructive-Developmental Perspective, Alexandra Cox

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explored how adults construct meaning, develop, and grow within the particular context of a structured, online, educative space and through the alone/together paradox.