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Thursday, November 10, 2016


2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CPAE Opening Session

Social Movements and Adult Education: Transformative Learning, Policy Development, and Research

Dr. John Holst, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas


Dr. Holst will outline the major challenges social movements pose for adult education practitioners, participants, and scholars. Highlighting the importance of such movements, he will assist our understanding of the historical moment(s) in which we are currently engaged, and outline elements of a vision for change. Observing that social movements have been and continue to be a major vehicle for policy initiatives, he argues that the changing nature, status, and diversity of movements today can and should be both incubators for policy initiatives and major forces for policy implementation.


Panel Respondents:

Dr. Leona English, Professor, St. Francis Xavier University

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Associate Dean, College of Education, Troy University

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

CPAE Concurrent Session 1

Instructional Improvement SIG


Annalisa Raymer


Eyes on the prize: Theory of Change for curricular design

Yes, you’ve constructed your course or program using backwards planning or Understanding by Design, and it is a great course. Yet, when you step back to look at the wider context—i.e. the change you seek to make in the world—does your course deliver? Theory of Change frames your course or curriculum within the bigger picture and provides ways of querying the thinking and assumptions. In this interactive session, participants will walk through “change maps” and uncover how the making of such maps offers opportunities for drawing colleagues into shared purpose and provides guidance for design.

Tobin Lopes

Developing an instrument to measure culturally responsive teaching

This session describes early results for the development of an instrument to measure the four factors of Wlodkowski and Ginsberg's Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching. The instrument is being developed for both online and hybrid learning and will provide another tool for instructors to measure, and therefore develop, themselves and the learning environment they help create. Challenges, milestones, and results will be shared; next steps discussed.

Research & Theory SIG


Christos Anagiotos

Socially learned identities: The case of young adults on the divided island of Cyprus

Cyprus is a divided island as a result of nationalist conflict between the Greek-Cypriot and the Turkish-Cypriot communities (the two major ethnic communities on the island), which lived apart from 1974 until 2003. This qualitative study examines the factors that influence ethno-national identity learning of young Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot adults that were born and grew-up during the segregation period. Such factors include education, politics, religion, social environment, social interactions and language/dialect. Based on my findings I explore the idea that identity is learned (rather than constructed or formed) throughout an individual’s life –from childhood to adulthood.

International/Intercultural SIG


Arthur McCrory

Waynne James

Examining global leadership competencies and the standards for graduate programs in adult education

Of the 2008 Standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education, two dealt with issues of leadership and globalization. This session reports the findings of a dissertation that examined the extent to which an identified framework of nested global leadership competencies was addressed and developed in multiple adult education graduate programs in the United States and Western Europe.

Leona English

Political literacy: In support of learning to analyze global lifelong learning and gender policy

This paper discusses the need for education and learning to analyze global policies on lifelong learning, adult education, and gender. Until efforts are made to encourage the ability to read and critique these policies in terms of one’s context, needs and aspirations, the policies will remain ineffective. Political literacy is considered as a key skill for our field, to promote critical conversations and effect change at the global level.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

CPAE Reception

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

CPAE Business Meeting

Larry Martin, CPAE Chair

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