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Mellon, Karsten – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
In Denmark various non-traditional students are mature-age students who already have some kind of a vocational background. When applying to do a professional degree, most of them fall outside the traditional admission requirements, which is why individual assessment of applicants is necessary for bachelor programmes. This article examines the case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, College Students, Adult Learning
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McDougall, Jenny – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The objective of achieving a sense of "authenticity" in an educational context is one that might have immediate appeal, though how this is defined, let alone achieved, remains contested. The concept of "authentic discussion" has traditionally been used in the context of classroom English teaching in schools, but this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Learning
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McCarthy, Grace – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Adult learners undertaking a coursework masters are understandably nervous about undertaking research projects. However if done well, such projects represent a way to encourage the quantity and quality of practitioner research, which is important in all management disciplines, not only the emerging discipline of coaching. This paper offers an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Coaching (Performance), Graduate Students
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Murray, Sara; Mitchell, Jane – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
The vocational education and training sector plays a critical role in the provision of educational opportunities for young adults who have left school prior to completing a qualification. Some research has found that a major factor that supports student re-engagement in formal education is the "adult learning environment" that…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Environment, Educational Opportunities, Adult Learning
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Le Clus, Megan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In the last few decades, the workplace has been increasingly recognised as a legitimate environment for learning new skills and knowledge, which in turn enables workers to participate more effectively in ever-changing work environments. Within the workplace, there is the potential for continuous learning to occur not only through formal learning…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Literature Reviews, Educational History, Learning Processes
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McKay, Elspeth; Vilela, Cenie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to outline government online training practice. We searched individual research domains of the human-dimensions of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), information and communications technologies (ICT) and instructional design for evidence of either corporate sector or government training practices. We overlapped these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Cord, Bonnie; Clements, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Higher education is facing new challenges in preparing students for the workforce. As demands increase for students to differentiate themselves when seeking employment, it becomes necessary for higher education and vocational providers not only to understand these challenges, but also to provide a pathway for students to develop the skills…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Adult Learning, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Beddie, Francesca – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
In 2010, fifty years after the establishment of the association now called Adult Learning Australia (ALA), the association still faces the dilemma about how to sell its message that adult learning matters. The dilemma is one of philosophy: in the nineteenth century, it was liberalism versus utilitarianism; in the mid-twentieth, the instrumental…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Stehlik, Tom; Christie, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
The article presents a comparative analysis of educational policy and provision in Sweden and Australia, with particular emphasis on the relative investment in continuing and further education in both countries. The authors investigate the extent to which further education opportunities provide a "second chance" at learning for adults…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Townsend, Rob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
This article reviews current literature and discussion about the policies and sites of Australian adult education and training and their potential impact on the development of social capital in a regional context. The review stems from a current research project examining the impact of participation in adult education by people from diverse…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Student Diversity
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Cullity, Marguerite – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
Mature-age students are a significant group within the Australian sub-degree and undergraduate commencing cohort. Nevertheless, little is known about mature-age student backgrounds or factors that affect their participation at university. This paper draws on a case study that examined the nature and outcomes of Australian alternative entry…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Case Studies