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International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

July 2013 Volume 4, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. The Serious Use of Play and Metaphor: Legos and Labyrinths

    Alison James, London College of Fashion, London, United Kingdom; Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN, United States

    In this paper the authors wish to examine kinesthetic forms of learning involving the body and the physical realm. The authors look at two particular techniques; using Legos to build metaphorical... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. I Have to Take This Psychology Stuff with Research Too – Really?!

    Elyse Lovell & Elizabeth Karr, Helena College University of Montana, Helena, MT, United States

    The excitement was palpable as the day had finally come – Research Day! Introduction to Psychology students in a community college who were earning vocational and transfer degrees had become... More

    pp. 13-24

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  3. Interests as a Component of Adult Course Preferences: Four Australian Case Studies

    James Athanasou, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the subliminal role of interest in preferences for 50 courses available at a community college. This is an idiographic study of educational decisions. It... More

    pp. 25-33

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  4. The Need for Imagination and Creativity in Instructional Design

    Pat Gibson, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, United States

    The purpose of this article is to explore the need for imagination and creativity in adult education instructional design both online and face-to-face. It defines both imagination and creativity as... More

    pp. 34-43

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  5. Austerity and On-the-job Vocational Learning: Power, Technology and the ‘Knowledge Economy’ Reconsidered

    Peter Sawchuk, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    This article seeks to contribute to an understanding of questions regarding on-the-job vocational learning, power, and technological change in the context of dynamic notions of knowledge economy... More

    pp. 44-56

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  6. ‘Practice Story Exchanges’ and their Creative Invitation to Informal Learning

    Peter Willis, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

    This is a study of how members of a collaborative group interested in promoting convivial civilisation in human society took up exchanging practice stories – stories of doing something or seeing... More

    pp. 57-66

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  7. The Essence of Powerful Teaching

    Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN, United States

    Empowering learners and using powerful techniques are prominent elements in the discourse of adult and vocational education. But what constitutes the elements of what might be considered as... More

    pp. 67-76

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