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ADLT 601: Adult Learning & Development

Search Term Examples

Enclose phrases (two or more words) in quotation marks

  • "adult education"
  • "adult basic education"
  • "adult learning"
  • "adult development"
  • "informal education"
  • "non-formal education"
  • "incidental learning"
  • "experiential learning"
  • "communities of practice"
  • "transformative learning"
  • "job training"
  • "industrial training"
  • "on the job training"
  • "corporate education"
  • [theory name]
  • [theorist]
  • theory AND practice

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Is it a Refereed Article?

Refereed, scholarly, and peer-reviewed are often used interchangeably to mean credible sources rigorously reviewed before publication. These short videos will help you determine (1) whether the publication itself is scholarly; and (2) the type of scholarly article in that publication.