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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The study uses a pre-test, post-test experimental randomised control group design to examine the effects of a blended learning environment on Chinese adult learners' English acquisition. At the initial stage the study constructed a blended learning environment composed of three parts: task-based online learning, group-based peer learning and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Adult Students, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Muñoz-Rodríguez, Jose-Manuel; Serrate-González, Sara; Navarro, Ana-Belén – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Through the theoretical framework of pedagogy and education as an instrument of social and personal development, this study addresses two key issues for the construction of a mature-older person's identity, namely, generativity and life satisfaction. The main aim here is to explore the generative interest and life satisfaction of a group of…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, College Students, Nontraditional Students
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O'Rourke, John Andrew; Relf, Bronwyn; Crawford, Nicole; Sharp, Sue – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The curricula in higher education not only provides guidance and direction for students, but aligns with industry standards to safeguard quality offerings in specific programs. While there has been increasing focus on the importance of the curriculum particularly for first year university students, very little is known about the curriculum and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Curriculum Design, Institutional Cooperation
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Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre…
Descriptors: Social Change, Older Adults, Females, Activism
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Hedegaard, Joel; Ahl, Helene Ahl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
This article explores the effects of activities in Men's Sheds on elderly women. Specifically, it investigates the opportunities that are made available for women when their husband/partner becomes active in the Men's Shed movement; focussing on 'empowerment', 'gender identity' and 'well-being'. Five focus group interviews and eight individual…
Descriptors: Females, Older Adults, Freedom, Spouses
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Zivkovic, Sharon – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
While active citizenship education programs are assumed to have positive benefits for the active citizenship practice of participants (UNESCO, 2009, p. 4), there is actually little evidence that programs do (de Weerd, Gemmeke, Rigter & van Riji, 2005, p. vii). This paper discusses a research project that aimed to determine and increase the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development, Program Effectiveness, Power Structure
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Akinsooto, Tajudeen Ade; Akpomuje, Paul Young – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study identified informal economic activities in Hausa community in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It examined how people acquire knowledge and skills about the identified informal economic activities and provided explanation on why people prefer informal economic activities to other types of economic activities to making a living in Hausa community in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Ethnic Groups, Informal Education
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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Neighbourhood Houses in Australia are spaces of education and learning that cater to and work with adult learners across a lifespan. They are known as fourth sector education providers in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. With a history spanning nearly 45 years, Neighbourhood Houses provide vital education opportunities for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Centers, Adult Education
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McKay, Veronica – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls on countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Sub-goal 4.6 aims to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults of both genders achieve literacy and numeracy, with literacy being regarded indispensable not only for the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Learning Activities
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Duke, Chris – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The need for individual, community and institutional lifelong learning grows and changes with turbulent social, political and economic change. The national adult education non-government organisation (NGO), Adult Learning Australia, can influence the course of policymaking and ultimately the national culture through diverse activities within or…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Kole, Karly – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This paper explores the role of fairy tales in relation to literacy, affective learning, self-authoring and narrative quest. The study examines fairy tales in the context of the New Literacy Studies with regard to improving cognitive, linguistic and creative writing skills for adult literacy learners.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Fairy Tales, Adult Literacy, Adult Education
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Neary, Joanne; Osborne, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
While initial discussions of the third mission of universities focussed on market-orientated behaviours of universities, more recently it has been connected to activities that focus on social justice and promoting sustainability (Trencher, Bai, Evans, McCormick & Yarime, 2014; Appe & Barragán, 2017). It has been suggested that the third…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Community Involvement
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The idea of learning throughout life has been present in educational thinking since Plato. However, as a guiding principle for integrating educational efforts, it is a much more recent development. This paper canvasses the rise of interest in lifelong learning internationally as a policy initiative, an umbrella under which other learning policies…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Economic Climate, Educational Policy
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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The study adopts a semi-structured survey to examine the effects of a blended learning environment in adult education in promoting sustainable development. The study analyses the development of blended learning environments in China, and some challenges that China faces in sustainable development. Based on the analysis results, the study revealed…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Art Education, Adult Education, Sustainable Development
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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Jones, Angela; Geerlings, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Pre-university enabling programs provide an important pathway to university for underprepared and disadvantaged students. In order to adequately prepare students for their university journey, enabling educators need to understand and respond to the evolving needs of their learners; not only their academic disparity, but also their past learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Science Instruction
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