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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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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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Couch, Jen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article uses an auto-ethnographic approach to explore the reflections and insights that occurred during my teaching of a subject in adolescent development on the Thai Burma border. This paper adopts a relatively descriptive style to a personal reflection of teaching on the border and how it transformed the way I teach and made me look at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Curriculum Implementation, Ethnography
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Small, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The purpose of this paper is two fold: to look at Mornington U3A in organisational terms and then look at U3AM as a loosely coupled system. One outcome of the study would be to undertake further analyses of U3As in Victoria to determine the levels of bureaucracy under which each operates. Questions to be asked: are U3As in Victoria operating as…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Organizational Objectives, Universities, College Administration
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William; Boyd, Wendy; Hellmundt, Suzi – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight into the potential ways that curriculum can be modified and how content can be better delivered. However, the benefit to the current students undertaking the survey is not always evident. By modifying Biggs'…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Feedback (Response), Student Experience, College Students
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Bookallil, Cheryl; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
High attrition rates from university-based enabling programs continue to be the subject of much research and administrative effort. Understanding the factors behind decisions to withdraw from such programs is difficult since those who do not successfully complete an enabling program may not readily agree to participate in research into their…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Adult Programs, College Programs, Access to Education
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Adonis, Digna; Couch, Jen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The title of this paper alludes to the hours of walking on mountain paths, which one of the authors, growing up in an Igorot Indigenous community in post-colonial Philippines undertook to go to school. This is an apt symbol of the sheer effort it can take to overcome physical, social, cultural and psychological barriers to access, persevere with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Access to Education
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Morante, Annette; Djenidi, Valerie; Clark, Helene; West, Susan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
With enrolment and completion rates in the University of Newcastle's online Open Foundation enabling program being considerably higher for women than for men, this case study investigates the engagement of male and female students in two different subject areas. History and Mathematics students' online behaviour is examined to identify whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Student Participation
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Elsom, Sandra; Greenaway, Ruth; Marshman, Margaret – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The benefits of higher education to individuals and to society are acknowledged both in Australia and internationally. Increased access to higher education means that greatly diverse students are beginning their tertiary learning journey. We investigate the experiences of a group of non-traditional students undertaking a tertiary preparation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, Student Experience
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Lafferty, George – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper explores the potential of feature film to encourage more inclusive, participatory and open learning in the area of employment relations. Evaluations of student responses in a single postgraduate course over a five-year period revealed how feature film could encourage participatory learning processes in which students reexamined their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Johns, Susan; Crawford, Nicole; Hawkins, Cherie; Jarvis, Lynn; Harris, Mike; McCormack, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Many rural communities have a pool of mature-aged local people seeking a career change or better lifestyle, which inevitably involves reskilling or upskilling. These people have strong local ties and are committed to their community. University enabling programs provide a bridge to higher education. This longitudinal study explores the impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies, Adult Students
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Bookallil, Cheryl; Rolfe, John – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Enrolment in university enabling programs has expanded dramatically in the last decade as universities strive to increase enrolments, particularly of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Offering enabling study by distance education has been part of this expansion with the benefit of providing access to a wider enrolment base. The purpose…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Enrollment, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis
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Goslin, Anneliese; van der Klashorst, Engela; Kluka, Darlene A.; van Wyk, Johannes G. U. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Community-university partnerships through service-learning have progressively developed as part of institutions of higher education's mission statements. This paper explores the qualitative reflections of 410 undergraduate students enrolled in an academic recreation science course on a first time service-learning experience in South Africa. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Self Management, Constructivism (Learning)
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Popow, Monika – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper addresses the meanings given to learning by Polish migrant bloggers. It presents the result of an analysis of ten blogs, written by Poles living abroad. The blogs under analysis were chosen on the basis of random sample. The analysed material was categorised by recurring themes, which included: learning in Poland, language acquisition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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