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2011IN_ED*3024*FRE1 Guide

Class Readings

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Caffarella, R. (Sep/Oct.1996). Can I really do it all? Adult Learning, 8(1), 8-10.

Fishback, S.J. (Winter 98/99). Learning and the brain. Adult Learning, 10(2), 18-23.

Jensen, Eric. (2000). Brain-Based Learning: A Reality Check. Educational Leadership. 57(7), 76-80. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kaplan, P. (May/Aug 1997). Adults who do it all. Adult Learning, 8(5/6), 17-20.

Riener, C., & Willingham, D. (2010). The Myth of Learning Styles. Change, 42(5), 32-35.

Taras, V., & Rowney, J. (2007). Effects of Cultural Diversity on In-Class Communication and Student Project Team Dynamics: Creating Synergy in the Diverse Classroom. International Studies in Educational Administration (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM)), 35(2), 66-81.

Wendt, S., Tuckey, M. R., & Prosser, B. (2011). Thriving, not just surviving, in emotionally demanding fields of practice. Health & Social Care in the Community, 19(3), 317-325.

Brain-based learning

Davis, Andrew.  The Credentials of Brain Based Learning. Feb 2004, Journal of Philosophy of Education

Lombardi, Judy. Beyond Learning Styles: Brain-Based Research and English Language Learners. The Clearinghouse May/June 2008

Kaufman, Eric et al. Engaging Students with Brain-Based Learning. Techniques Sept 2008

Brain Based Learning Introduction, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Vol 42, No 3-4, 2008

Gulpinar, MA. The Principles of Brain-Based Learning and Constructivist Models in Education.  Educational Sciences: Theory and Practie 5(2). Nov 2005 p 299-306

Generational Differences

Deal, J., Altman, D., Rogelberg, S. Millennials at Work: What we Know and What We Need to Do (If anything). J. of Business Psychology (2010) Vol 25, Issue 2, Pages 191-199.

Jones, C., Healing, G. Net generation students: agency and choice and the new technologies. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning; Oct2010, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p344-356.

McGlynn, Angela. Teaching Millenials, Our Newest Cultural Cohort. Education Digest; Dec2005, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p12-16.

Find Articles

When searching for journal articles, an indexing and abstracting database or print index is usually the best place to begin. Below are some recommended databases for research in Adult Education. For other databases, check the Article and Research Databases page of the library website.

Key Resources

    ERIC is a "bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles." The EBSCO interface also provides some full text linking.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Education (ProQuest)
    Please note: CBCA Education is now searchable as part of the larger CBCA Complete collection. Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    NOTE: In certain instances ProQuest has decided to omit particular 'articles' from full-text access due to copyright restrictions or because the item has not met their criteria for being an 'article' (ie. too short, a letter, not attributed to an author, etc.).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of studies."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."

    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.

    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    For UNB theses submitted after 2012, please consult UNB’s institutional repository, UNB Scholar, or the library catalogue, UNBWorldCat.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

  • PsycINFO (American Psychological Association - EBSCO)
    PsycINFO is an abstracting and indexing database of more than 2000 journals (approximately 3.3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature (journals, books and dissertations) in the behavioural sciences and mental health.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Sociological Abstracts "covers the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behaviorial sciences."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature - EBSCO)
    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 500 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

UNB Libraries subscribes to a number of adult education journals, both in print and online. 

Some examples of adult education journals include:

Find Books

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Keyword Searches to try in Quest:

adult education and learning style$
adult education and motivation
employees and training
distance education
open learning

Searching UNB WorldCat for e-Books using the example of Research Methods in Education:



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Find Internet Sites

While there is a wealth of information freely available on the internet, not all sites are created equal. Careful evaluation is a critical part of doing research on the Internet. Below are a few recommended sites:

Citing Your Sources

Accurate, properly formatted footnotes, reading lists, and bibliographies are hallmarks of good academic research. Through citing, you acknowledge the source of any ideas you mention in your writing, document your research, and provide the information your readers need to track down your sources.

Numerous citation styles exist, and each specifies what elements are required (title, author, journal name, etc.) and how the citation should be formatted. The standard citation style for Education is APA, but your instructor may require or recommend that you use another. Consult your course syllabus or check with your instructor to be sure of using the correct citation style for your assignment.

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