NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 12 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The modern Learning City concept emerged from the work of OECD on lifelong learning with streams of Learning Cities and Educating Cities having much in common but having little contact with each other. While the early development of Learning Cities in the West has not been sustained, the present situation is marked by the dynamic development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Municipalities, Educational Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Lynch, Jacqueline – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine participants' perspectives on how a volunteer-based adult literacy class supports the learning of adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Interviews were conducted with four tutors, three adult learners, and two coordinators and observations of the class occurred over a 6-month period during…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Mental Retardation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Walter, Pierre – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This study examines how cultural codes in environmental adult education can be used to "frame" collective identity, develop counterhegemonic ideologies, and catalyse "educative-activism" within social movements. Three diverse examples are discussed, spanning environmental movements in urban Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,…
Descriptors: Social Action, Adult Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Etmanski, Catherine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to add to a growing body of literature that critiques the whiteness of the organic farming movement and analyse potential ramifications of this if farmers are to be understood as educators. Given that farmers do not necessarily self-identify as educators, it is important to understand that in raising this critique,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Harris, Roger; Morrison, Anne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In this paper we review fifty years of articles published in Australian Journal of Adult Learning in its various iterations. We examine the different roles of the journal: to illuminate the history and trends of adult education authors; to be the flagship of the adult education profession in Australia; to reflect on significant national events;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Periodicals
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
MacGregor, Cassandra; Ryan, Thomas G. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This paper illuminates and details some of the traits, pressures and semi-autonomy of the young adult between the ages of 18 and 24 who must confront the barriers and challenges upon returning to secondary school within the high school and the adult education centre context. Focusing on these young adults is fundamentally important to begin to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Young Adults, Adult Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Abasi, Ali R.; Taylor, Maurice C. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
Although video has long been used as a teaching aid in adult literacy and basic education, literacy researchers seem to have ignored the potential benefits of using video as a tool that could add rigour to research. Reporting on their field experiences of an adult literacy learning study in Canada, the authors provide a narrative account of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Videotape Recordings, Classroom Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Cruikshank, Jane – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
The globalized economy appears to promote economic insecurity and underemployment. Lifelong learning is increasingly focused on competitive advantage. Adult educators should encourage discussion and debate about the nature of these changes and advocate lifelong learning that benefits the whole person and broader community. (Contains 30…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Connell, Jane – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
To prepare adult students for a problem-based degree program, an orientation workshop was designed to help identify resources, address barriers to study, and acquire skills to benefit from problem-based learning. Transfer strategies included student involvement in planning and as presenters, mentoring, action plans, self-study materials, and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Orientation, Postsecondary Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Matheos, Kathleen; Kirby, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with students, administrators/faculty, and the Cree community in Manitoba explored delivery of postsecondary community-based education. The model of community-controlled education includes Cree culture (indigenous knowledge and traditions), university culture, and the negotiated interface of innovative delivery and instruction and a…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Community Control, Cree (Tribe), Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Venkateswarlu, Tadiboyina – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Gives an overview of recent adult education in Canada. Describes the effects of information technology on delivery to adult learners. Discusses the tradeoffs among efficiency, equity, and market-driven education in Canadian universities. Considers universities' obligation toward less-developed countries in promoting literacy. (Contains 15…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Continuing Education, Distance Education