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Is society capable of learning? Beyond a metaphysical foundation

Author: Ya-hui Su National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: There is an assumption that any contemporary society should become a learning society to maintain stability in the face of change. Although

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Reasons for the slow completion of Masters and Doctoral degrees by adult learners in a South African township

Author: Masilonyana Motseke University of South Africa Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: The aim of the study was to investigate the reasons why adult learners took longer than required to complete their Master’s and Doctoral degrees. A questionnaire

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Group work oral participation: Examining Korean students’ adjustment process in a US university

Author: Jung Yin Kim University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: This study examines, from a sociocultural perspective, the factors that explain why a group of seven Korean students attending an undergraduate business program in

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Contemporary constructivist practices in higher education settings and academic motivational factors

Author: Dorit Alt Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students’ pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist

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Emotional highs in adult experiential learning

Author: Sandris Zeivots University of Technology, Sydney Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: Despite knowing that positive emotional experiences tend to be beneficial for adult learning, our incomplete understanding of the emotional system rarely allows us to incorporate emotion

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The meanings of learning as described by Polish migrant bloggers

Author: Monika Popow Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: This paper addresses the meanings given to learning by Polish migrant bloggers. It presents the result of an analysis of ten blogs, written by Poles living

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A farmer becomes a social pedagogue: A psycho-societal approach

Author: Karsten Mellon Roskilde University, Denmark Edition: Volume 56, Number 3, November 2016 Summary: In Denmark various non-traditional students are mature-age students who already have some kind of a vocational background. When applying to do a professional degree, most of them

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Older adult education: new public pedagogy in 21st Century Taiwan

Author: Ya-hui Lee, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan Edition: Volume 55, Number 3, November 2015 Summary:  The lifelong learning concept of “never too late to learn” advocated by Confucius has gradually become rooted in the lives of Taiwanese adults and

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Epistemological development and critical thinking in post secondary

Author: Jennifer Ouellette-Schramm, Hamline University Minnesota, & St. Catherine University Minneapolis Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  Using Kegan’s constructive-developmental theory, this study explores to what extent epistemological development is a factor in critical thinking performance and learning in

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AJAL Volume 51 / Number 3 / November 2011

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