Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Learning through life : a study of learners at OUHK
Author: Tang, Stephen Hing-Wan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 1898
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2010
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
When I began the study, I was a full-time nurse educator. I taught student nurses at a hospital-based nursing school under the Hospital Authority. I also had a part-time job with the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) from 1998 to 2008, teaching subjects in the Bachelor of Nursing (NU305) program, Higher Nursing diploma courses (NU112C), and Master’s in Education (E804/E814) program. Currently, I am a nursing officer in an intensive care unit (ICU), responsible for training and quality assurance. As a former nurse educator in a hospital-based nursing school, a trainer, and a part-time tutor at OUHK, I was interested in learning more about the trends and changes related to the teaching and learning of adult learners. I observed that in many state policies and academic discussions, “lifelong learning” has replaced the term “adult education.” Indeed, interest in the idea of lifelong learning has recently grown (Smith 2002). Nonetheless, I did not clearly understand the idea of lifelong learning. and how it is different from adult education. There is also no universal definition of lifelong learning; rather, it is interpreted by various stakeholders in different ways (Kumar 2004). This aroused my interest in exploring the nature of lifelong learning, its implications to me as a tutor and a trainer, and the process by which empirical and qualitative data on lifelong learning can be collected.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Open University of Hong Kong, Higher Nursing diploma