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CRJS 8171 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

CRJS 8171 Required Course Readings


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Carpenter, S. (2012). Centering Marxist-feminist theory in adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 62(1), 19–35.

Chan, S. (2010). Applications of andragogy in multi-disciplined teaching and learning. Journal of Adult Education, 39(2), 25–35.

Chu, R., Chu, A., Weng, C., Chin-Chung, T., & Chia-chun, L. (2012). Transformation for adults in an Internet-based learning environment: Is it necessary to be self-directed? British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(2), 205–216.

Clark, M. C., & Rossiter, M. (2008). Narrative learning in adulthood. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 119, 61–70.

Freiler, T. J. (2008). Learning through the body. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 119, 37–47.

Gugerell, S., & Riffert, F. (2011). On defining “wisdom”: Baltes, Ardelt, Ryan, and Whitehead. Interchange, 42(3), 225–259.

Guimaraes, P. (2009). Reflections on the professionalization of adult educators in the framework of public policies in Portugal. European Journal of Education, 44(2), 205–219.

Henschke, J. (2011). Considerations regarding the future of andragogy. Adult Learning, 22(1), 34–37.

Huett, J., Moller, L., Young, J., Bray, M., & Huett, K. (2008). Supporting the distant student: The effect of ARCS-based strategies on confidence and performance. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 9(2), 113–126.

Jarvis, P. (2011). Teaching, learning, and the human quest: Wisdom. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 131, 85–93.

Knight, C., & Sutton, R. (2004). Neo-Piagetian theory and research: Enhancing pedagogical practice for educators of adults. London Review of Education, 2(1), 47–60.

Koenig, A., & Smith, L. (2013). Learning against the clock: Examining learning the development concepts in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 25(1), 36–45.

Kungu, K., & Machtmes, K. (2009). Lifelong learning: Looking at triggers for adult learning. International Journal of Learning, 16(7), 501–511.

Liu, C. (2010). Evolution of constructivism. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 3(4), 63–66.

Mazurkiewicz, G. (2009). Adult educators: An example of the new approach to lifelong learning in Poland. European Journal of Education, 44(2), 243–255.

Merriam, S. B. (2008). Adult learning theory for the twenty-first century. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 119, 93–98.

Merriam, S. B., & Ntseane, G. (2008). Transformational learning in Botswana: How culture shapes the process. Adult Education Quarterly, 58(3), 183–197.

Moore, J. (2011). Behaviorism. Psychological Record, 63(3), 449–463.
Ord, J., & Leather, M. (2011). The substance beneath the labels of experiential learning: The importance of John Dewey for outdoor educators. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 15(2), 13–23.

Postek, S., Ledzinska, M., & Czarkowski, J. (2010). Psychological and pedagogical problems of distance education for adults. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 22, 99–108.

Sandlin, J. (2013). Reexamining theories of adult learning and adult development through the lenses of public pedagogy. Adult Education Quarterly, 63(1), 3–23.

Sharma, S. (2013). Exploring American History X through transformational learning. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 25(1), 24–35.

Shillingford, S., & Karlin, N. (2013). The role of intrinsic motivation in the academic pursuits of nontraditional students. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 25(3), 91–102.

Smith, M. (2008). Does service learning promote adult development? Theoretical perspectives and directions for research. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 118, 5–15

Schwartz, S., Zamboanga, B., Weisskirch, R, & Wang, S. (2010). The relationships of personal and cultural identity to adaptive and maladaptive psychosocial functioning in emerging adults. Journal of Social Psychology, 150(1), 1–33.

Su, Y. H. (2011). Lifelong learning as being: The Heideggerian perspective. Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 61(1), 57–72.

Tisdell, E. J. (2008). Spirituality and adult learning. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 119, 27–36.

Wang, V. (2012). Understanding and promoting learning theories. International Forum of Teaching and Studies, 8(2), 5–11.

Wu, P., Huang, S., Cheng, Y., Liu, K., & Yang, T. (2011). A tool for assessing university students’ engagement in learning. International Journal of Learning, 18(1), 13–24.

Yilmaz, K. (2011). The cognitive perspective on learning: Its theoretical underpinnings and implications for classroom practices. Clearing House, 84(5), 204–212.

Zhang, W. (2008). Conceptions of lifelong learning in Confucian culture: Their impact on adult learners. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27(5), 551–557

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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