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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Learning through life experiences as distinct from learning through the academy and courses have become increasingly important themes in later life adult education research and practice. Whilst the dominant discourse for most younger people is still about education and training for students in standardised and accredited courses, there is…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Consistent with the "looking back, moving forward" conference theme, in this paper we undertake a critical, research-based appraisal of the current, arguably neglected state of adult education in Australia in 2010, and proceed to paint a picture of how a different and potentially more positive future might be realised. Firstly, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Education, Adult Learning
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Foley, Annette; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Our paper explores how and what adults living and working in the Alpine region of Victoria understand and are learning about the changes to water availability, in a time when the response to water availability is subject to extensive debate and policy attention. Interviews for this study were conducted in the towns of Bright and Mount Beauty, with…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike; Foley, Annette; Smith, Erica; Campbell, Coral; Schulz, Christine; Angwin, Jennifer; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this final, collaborative paper in the "Learning to be drier" edition, we reflect on and draw together some of the key threads from the diverse narratives in our four site papers from across the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Our paper title, "Wicked learning", draws on a recent body literature (Rittel & Webber 1973)…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Informal learning has often been seen as formal learning's "poor cousin". Our paper explores and discusses new and different ways of thinking about defining, valuing and researching the breadth and importance of informal learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. This includes a consideration of the power relations that can act…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Context
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Golding, Barry; Kimberley, Helen; Foley, Annette; Brown, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
This article reviews research into the genesis and spread of both neighbourhood houses and learning centres in Victoria and community-based men's sheds in Australia to identify some similarities and differences. Our article asks questions about the gendered communities of practice that underpin houses for women on the one hand, and sheds for men…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues