Abstract

Research related to work ethic appears most frequently in psychology and business-related venues, with few publications in education. This roundtable encourages participants to explore whether thinking in terms of a learners’ work ethic is an appropriate or potentially beneficial concept for adult educators.

Keywords

adult learner, work ethic, grit, perseverance

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May 19th, 12:30 PM

Grit and the Adult Learner: Should We Be Thinking about Work Ethic?

Research related to work ethic appears most frequently in psychology and business-related venues, with few publications in education. This roundtable encourages participants to explore whether thinking in terms of a learners’ work ethic is an appropriate or potentially beneficial concept for adult educators.