National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Volunteering and Adult Learning [microform] / Sandra Kerka
Bib ID 5620861
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Kerka, Sandra
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1998 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest ; No. 202.

Summary

Like adult education, the field of volunteer management shows increasing movement toward professionalization. The establishment of standards--both for the profession of volunteer management and for volunteer service itself--is generating debates similar to adult educators' debates over purposes and objectives. The types of learning that occur in volunteer settings cross the spectrum of adult learning and include the following: instrumental learning, problem solving, experiential learning, empowerment, formal education and training, informal and incidental learning, and self-directed learning projects. Because much of volunteers' learning occurs beyond managerial control, volunteer managers may need to focus on how their organizational culture supports learning. Volunteering holds great potential for adult learning, even if the connections are not always explicit. Adult educators can help improve the quality of learning through the volunteer experience in the following ways: advocate a broader view of learning that goes beyond courses and workshops to include mentoring, peer support, and information needs; share with volunteer managers current knowledge about self-directed learning, program development, and assessment of adult learners; and provide greater recognition and support for informal learning by increasing individuals' capacity for critical reflection, enabling them to recognize and document their volunteer activities as learning experiences. (Contains 15 references) (MN)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RR93002001.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Education.  |  Adult Learning.  |  Educational Opportunities.  |  Learning Processes.  |  Organizational Climate.  |  Voluntary Agencies.  |  Volunteer Training.  |  Volunteers.  |  Learning Organizations Volunteer Management  |  ERIC Digests
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED423428 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.