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Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Australia has around 1,000 Men's Sheds--informal community-based workshops offering men beyond paid work somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They have proven to be of great benefit for older men's learning, health and wellbeing, social integration, and for developing a positive male identity focusing on community…
Descriptors: Males, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Self Concept
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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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Findsen, Brian; Golding, Barry; Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
In our final paper we reflectively stand back and ask, "What do we know and what have we learnt about lifelong learning in later life from the international Getting of Wisdom Exchange program and process, including the research papers in this volume?" In critically addressing this question we draw not only on new insights from the papers…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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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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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This paper focuses on what is known internationally from research about some aspects of men's learning. It explores the similar and different factors that shape men's attitudes towards learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. It also identifies some possible parallels (and differences) between the experiences, participation and outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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Golding, Barry; Campbell, Coral – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this article, the authors set the scene for this research volume. They sought to emphasize and broaden their interest and concern about their "Learning to be drier" theme in this edition to the 77 per cent of Australians who live within 50 km of the Australian coast, the majority of whom also live in major cities and urban complexes.…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Angwin, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This paper investigates learning related to the phenomena of drying over the past decade in the southern Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, as perceived in a mid-river site within the western Riverina of New South Wales, Australia. The insights from audio-recorded interviews, with a wide range of adults across the water-dependent community, mostly…
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
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Vallance, Soapy; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
Our paper examines and analyses the contexts and organisations in rural and regional communities that informally and effectively encourage men to learn. It is based on a combination of local, rural adult education practice and a suite of studies in Australia and elsewhere of learning in community contexts, most recently into community-based men's…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Foreign Countries, Males, Adult Education
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
This paper begins by teasing out the nature of social capital and its particular and current relevance to adult learning policy and practice in Australia. The paper identifies a number of benefits and significant problems with social capital as an organising construct for adult learning research and policy in Australia. Some connections are made…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries