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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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Stone, Cathy; Springer, Matthew – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
An increasing number of students entering Australian higher education are choosing to study in an online mode. Attrition rates for online students are considerably higher than for students studying primarily on-campus, with evidence suggesting that the isolation of online study combined with the challenges of technology, academic expectations and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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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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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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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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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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Williams, Jo – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This article considers the Chilean student movement and its ten-year struggle for public education as an example of public pedagogy. Secondary and university students, along with the parents, teachers, workers and community members who have supported them, have engaged in the most sustained political activism seen in Chile since the democratic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Chambers, Kelly; Whannell, Robert; Whannell, Patricia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This paper presents the findings from research on peer assessment practice that was specifically focussed on improving the experience in a tertiary bridging course. The objective of the study was to examine the impact of this assessment approach on student social relationships and the overall assessment experience. The study also examined whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Peer Evaluation, Postsecondary Education
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Whannell, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This study examines the attrition and achievement of a sample of 295 students in an on-campus tertiary bridging program at a regional university. A logistic regression analysis using enrolment status, age and the number of absences from scheduled classes at week three of the semester as predictor variables correctly predicted 92.8 percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
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Whannell, Patricia; Whannell, Robert; Allen, Bill – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This article describes the findings of an action research project which examined the link between academic self-efficacy and the study behaviours of students in a tertiary bridging program at a regional university in Australia. It describes the gap which exists between students' instruction in, and knowledge of, being a self-directed learner and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Independent Study
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Crossman, Joanna; Bordia, Sarbari – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Graduates need to be prepared for working in global organisations that increasingly rely on virtual, culturally diverse teams. This paper reports on a qualitative research study concerned with the perceptions of university business students who collaborated on a virtual and international project to learn about intercultural communication. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Learner Engagement, Social Influences
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Benson, Robyn; Hewitt, Lesley; Heagney, Margaret; Devos, Anita; Crosling, Glenda – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This paper is based on findings from the first phase of a longitudinal project examining how a group of students from diverse backgrounds succeed in higher education. The concept of perspective transformation is used to explore students' stories about factors that influenced them on their journey to university, including socio-economic background,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, College Students, Story Telling