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Adult learning in higher education (HE)
Some links
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I am still in the process of writing this page. For the time being here are some general links for learning in the context of adult and higher education (HE). Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning, is the image at the top. Named after the (lost) Vedic river, Saraswati, she represents connections, fluidity and flow in water, speech, thought, music, knowledge and all aspects of life. She is the goddess of power and intelligence, knowledge, music and the creative arts. She is wisdom, fortune, intelligence, brilliance, contentment and splendour.

Some of my students might like to know that the Vilma Vashi temple in Dilwara (in India) is dedicated to Saraswati and students can go and worship her to perform well in examinations!

LEARNING THEORIES
A good introduction to constructivist learning theory
http://www.artsined.com/teachingarts/Pedag/Dewey.html

Greg Kearsley’s very comprehensive resource about learning theories (Theory into Practice database)
http://tip.psychology.org/

Martin Ryder, University of Colrado, Denver also has a very comprehensive site with links to learning theories
http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/constructivism.html

"Funderstanding" explains, simply, some of the theories about learning
http://www.funderstanding.com/about_learning.cfm

Google’s directory for adult learning theories
http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Education/Methods_and_Theories/Learning_Theories/

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
Keeping a reflective journal
http://www.clt.uts.edu.au/Scholarship/Reflective.journal.htm

The Portfolio: a reflective bridge connecting the learner, higher education, and the workplace
http://www.clt.uts.edu.au/Scholarship/Reflective.journal.htm

HIGHER EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Society for Research into Higher Education, UK
http://www.srhe.ac.uk/

The Higher Education Academy, UK
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/

American Association for Higher Education
http://www.aahe.org/cop.htm

OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Biggs: keynote presentation at U de Aveiro, April 2003 Aligning teaching and assessing to course objectives
http://event.ua.pt/iched/main/invcom/p182.pdf

Ask Eric (Educational Resources Information Center)
http://eric.ed.gov/
Beverly Trayner, PhD reflections. Last updated: 21st April, 2004