It seems as though I’ve been involved in some form of training and/or teaching for as long as I can remember. It seems equally as long that I’ve been a student. Even as an adult, I’ve always been connected to some form of formal or informal learning. From all of these years of being on both ends of learning, one thing has become particularly clear to me – there is no such thing as “one way” of approaching teaching or learning, especially in the area of adult education.
While I’ve continued to study adult learning in a number of different environments, and from a variety of perspectives, such as technology, theory, and curriculum, I can honestly say that not one of the courses I’ve taken has really attempted to bring it all together – to really explore how technology has changed the way we, as adults, learn.
Having the benefit of some experience, my expectations are that my foray back into adult education studies will be more meaningful and allow me the luxury of doing what is essential to learning for Russell (2005) and Argyris (1991) – reflect.