Abstract

Narrative is a fundamentally human way of making meaning. In this study we explore how narrative can be used to foster learning in higher education and how it provides a way to conceptualize the learning process itself. To do this we examine the use of autobiographical learning portfolios in a nontraditional undergraduate program and the use of learning journals in a graduate course in adult education.

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narrative learning, autobiographical portfolios, learning journals

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Narrative Learning in the Adult Classroom

Narrative is a fundamentally human way of making meaning. In this study we explore how narrative can be used to foster learning in higher education and how it provides a way to conceptualize the learning process itself. To do this we examine the use of autobiographical learning portfolios in a nontraditional undergraduate program and the use of learning journals in a graduate course in adult education.