Reexamining Theories of Adult Learning and Adult Development Through the Lenses of Public Pedagogy

Jennifer Sandlin, Robin Redmon Wright, Carolyn Clark

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Abstract

The authors examine the modernist underpinnings of traditional adult learning and development theories and evaluate elements of those theories through more contemporary lenses. Drawing on recent literature focused on "public pedagogy," the authors argue that much learning takes place outside of formal educational institutions. They look beyond modernist narratives of adult development and consider the possible implications for critical adult learning occurring in and through contemporary fragmented, digital, media-saturated culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-23
Number of pages21
JournalAdult Education Quarterly
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Keywords

  • adult learning
  • informal learning
  • popular culture
  • public pedagogy

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  • Education

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Reexamining Theories of Adult Learning and Adult Development Through the Lenses of Public Pedagogy. / Sandlin, Jennifer; Wright, Robin Redmon; Clark, Carolyn.

In: Adult Education Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 1, 02.2013, p. 3-23.

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