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Gat, Sarah; Pade, Margalit; Bar, Michal Avrech – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of implementing a creative art activity in a problem-based learning (PBL) course on occupational therapy (OT) students and their tutors. A qualitative-ethnographic study was conducted during 2016-2017. In one meeting of a PBL course, 126 first year OT undergraduate students were asked to create a…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Activities, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation
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Kim, Jung Yin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study examines, from a sociocultural perspective, the factors that explain why a group of seven Korean students attending an undergraduate business program in a US university are initially labelled as silent participants when first engaging in group work, and how these factors impacted the students' overall adjustment process. Data came from…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Observation
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Motseke, Masilonyana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
The aim of the study was to investigate the reasons why adult learners took longer than required to complete their Master's and Doctoral degrees. A questionnaire and focus group interviews were used to collect data. Twenty adult learners who registered for the Master's and Doctoral degrees at one township campus of a university were targeted, and…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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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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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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Garces-Ozanne, Arlene; Sullivan, Trudy – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
A total of 196 first year Principles of Economics I students participated in a study examining how students' expectations about their course and grades are related to the grades they actually receive. We empirically test whether there is a significant difference between the students' grade expectations and the actual grades they receive, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Economics Education
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Williams, Paul D. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Politics courses embedded in business and commerce degree programs have soared in number in recent years. Yet how business students, often compulsorily enrolled in politics courses, learn key politics concepts is an under-researched area. The purpose of this article is to determine where the teaching and learning of political science and business…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Concept Teaching, Political Science
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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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Gervasoni, Ann; Smith, Jeremy; Howard, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This paper provides insight into the experience of Clemente humanities education for six regional and rural Australian women living around Ballarat. Each took part in an audio-taped semi-structured interview which explored the impact that university study had on their lives. Their responses suggest that Clemente Ballarat was life-giving. The…
Descriptors: Humanities, Womens Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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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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McDougall, Jenny; Davis, Wendy – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
While much has been written about the transformative potential of adult education from the student perspective, little research has been done into the experiences of those who teach in such contexts. This paper draws on the reflections of three academics who work in an enabling program in regional Australia. We embarked on a process of critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Transformative Learning, Reflective Teaching
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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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