Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

The qualitative data provided information on motivations for participation in various forms of learning; the decision to see out informal learning activities; and pedagogical practices in the teaching and learning interactions of workers and adult learners.

Findings from the quantitative analysis seemed to indicate that workers and adult learners acquiring literacy and essential skills tend to possess both the resources and readiness to continue their lifelong learning in the less formal settings.

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2013-10-21
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Maurice Taylor, David Trumpower and Ivana Pavic. Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills 2013. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/u_of_ontario/unravelling/unravelling.pdf>
Maurice Taylor, David Trumpower & Ivana Pavic (2013). Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/u_of_ontario/unravelling/unravelling.pdf
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