The purpose of this assignment was to get a better understanding on what the average person thinks of the term Adult Education. I randomly selected eight people to interview outside a mall. I started by asking them if they had time to answer a few questions for a research paper I was conducting on Adult Education. I then commenced my interview with the following questions 1. What do you think of when you hear the words, Adult Education 2. Why do most people attend Adult Education 3. Where is most Adult Education carried out 4. What would be considered an example of Adult Education 5. What experiences have you had with Adult Education 6. Who benefits most from Adult Education, and why 7. What are some expectations of Adult Education Background The premise of this assignment is that people have many interpretations on the meaning of Adult Education and how it relates to their personal lives and the new societal changes and norms on this topic. I ascertained this through random interviews. I interviewed eight people, five females and three males, ranging from age 17 to 59. Their occupations varied from student, Military background to even a Federal Police Officer, and they were from different nationalities and ethnic origins. Comparison There are several differences between the youngest interviewee a seventeen year old high school student of hispanic decent, who believed that adult education referred to people who had drop out of school and needed to pursue a General Education Development (GED), where as interviewee number four, a female, caucasian, Auditor, with a Graduate degree, expressed that Adult education is a life long experience. By comparing their interpretations to what adult education meant to them and my thoughts on the subject, it revealed how age is a factor on how we define Adult Education. I, being a middle age woman, also believe like interviewee number four that Adult Education is a life long experience, we never stop learning. Whether its through a formal classroom or online course to an informal mode, we are contantly absorbing knowledge. Although there are many interpretations as to why someone may choose to attend adult education classes, I found that eighty-six percent of the adults interviewed stated that Adult Education leads to better paying jobs, greater personal satisfaction and a means to get ahead in life. Seventyone percent said there are a myriad of benefits to Adult Education such as providing people with the ability to compete for better, higher-paying and more highly skilled jobs. Most of the interviewees believed that most education is carried out in college campuses and classroom settings, this thought process surprised me, because with the amount of research the average American conducts (Self-directed learning) on computers, cells and other such technologies, I would have thought they would have said that most Adult Education is carried out at home or on their own free time. As Malcolm S. Knowles, a very influential figure in the adult education field, stated that self-directed learning arises anytime a person takes the responsibility for ones own learning (Knowles, 1984). Adults traverse through a myriad of challenges in their lives, from personal relationships, launching careers, raising children, and working various jobs over their life span in order to obtain self-fulfillment. Adult Education plays a critical role in achieving self-worth. As I went through the interviews I found an underlying link between Adult Education and self-fulfillment. Many returned to school to achieve this, because their work, promotion and even economic status depended on it. They wanted to be more marketable, as interviewee number five stated, and to find validation among their co-workers, supervisors and even themselves. In todays society, it is believed that education is important to a more satiating and useful existence. Fast…
beliefs about adult learners and adult learning. 289 of the Merriam and Caffarella
Use these five criteria to write a personal statement about your values and beliefs about adult learning.
you may have your own ideas; for others, you may find your values and beliefs reflected in the works of a particular theory or theorist
This is an assignment asking you to integrate what you know from your personal experience and what you have learned in this course into a personal view of adult learning.…
October 4th, 2014
Education at its Finest
Dr. Will Ashford once said, “It’s not about getting a degree it’s about finding your passion.” By that I mean education is everything. It’s the ability to meet life’s situations. It was late Friday afternoon in his small hot office, he sat back in his chair legs crossed, hands in his lap when we began talking. Will Ashford is an Academic Advisor for Rock Valley College, we met in fall 2013. He was one of…
Name: Will Reeves
Course: Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Subject Specialism: Health and Safety - Risk Assessment
a) Describe the features of inclusive teaching and learning; give two examples in your own subject specialism.
This assignment is based on my subject specialism of ‘Health and Safety’ specifically teaching in the area of Risk Assessment. By the end of the sessions learners…
Midterm Assignment: Career Interview
(Assignment must be typed and a minimum of 2 pages, double spaced. Please include the question and answers to the following questions).
1. What is the title of your position?
-I am a director of working to recovery; my background is a registered mental health nurse.
2. When did you decide that you wanted to go into this career field?
-I was 22yrs. Old, I have always wanted to become a Doctor but had to change my mind, was drifting into…
Art 100 Glau
October 28, 2014
Art Interview Assignment
For this assignment I used the photo that was taken as a film still by Orsen Wells of Citizen Kane. I chose this photo or film still, because I was going to interview my grandparents along with some of my friends. I wanted to see the reactions of people from different generations. This was interesting because both of my grandparents remember this movie and when it actually was released. Although they were very young at the time,…
The Interview Assignment
David is the owner of the Spincycle Wasateria. Let me introduce about Washateria, this is called the laundry store also. Customer come to his laundry, they wash and dry their clothes for by-self. He has two Washateria until now, so he has a lot of experience in this field. That is a reason that I chose him for my interview assignment.
On October 15th , I had appointment with David Nguyen at his Washateria to interview him at 6:30 pm. I was glad…
MANAGER INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT
PROJECT MANAGER IN AT&T
Q1. What do you enjoy about leading projects?
A. Human interaction – working with different human with respect assigned work.
B. Working within budget – confine work within the allocated budget
C. Technology – Work with latest technology and manage it
Q2. What do you not enjoy about leading projects?
. A. schedule prepared by without considering human talent, all are equal concept
I had the privilege of interviewing a 60 year old gentlemen who I will identify as Mr. E to protect his privacy for this assignment. The goal of my interview was to gain insight on aging from an older adult. I interviewed Mr. E in his home on a weekday evening. He expressed appreciation and was surprised that he was the focus of an interview in which his life story and thoughts would be recorded.
Mr. E was born in a ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is the youngest son of nine children. His father…
Assignment 301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings
Task A Question and Answers
Ai Identify four different reasons why people communicate.
1)For a resident to express their feelings to you.
2)To pass on information to other staff members about a residents condition.
3)To order food at meal times.
4)To have a friendly chat and get to know a resident better.
Aii Explain how effective communication can affect relationships in an adult social care setting between:…
Older Adults Patient Education Issues Essay and Interview
There are many issues that arise when teaching older patients. These barriers include; chronic illness, sensory changes, cognitive changes, medications and third party teaching. A patients life experiences can also affect patient education. It is up to the clinician to make adjustments to best suit each individuals needs and provide the best outcome possible. I conducted an interview with Mr. Bonds, a 79-year-old war veteran, and…