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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The study uses a pre-test, post-test experimental randomised control group design to examine the effects of a blended learning environment on Chinese adult learners' English acquisition. At the initial stage the study constructed a blended learning environment composed of three parts: task-based online learning, group-based peer learning and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Adult Students, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The study adopts a semi-structured survey to examine the effects of a blended learning environment in adult education in promoting sustainable development. The study analyses the development of blended learning environments in China, and some challenges that China faces in sustainable development. Based on the analysis results, the study revealed…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Art Education, Adult Education, Sustainable Development
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Mokhtar, Intan A. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Lifelong learning and professional development have been the focus of government organisations after the 21st century was declared the "learning century", amidst the impact of globalisation and growth of knowledge-based economies. Although lifelong learning and professional development opportunities are available in most government…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Xiao; Davey, Gareth – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
This article reports on continuing education in China. It discusses the emergence of the field in the 1980s, the Chinese characteristics of continuing education, recent developments, and limitations. Continuing education became available in China in the 1980s following a change in government policy and economic reform. It caters mainly for…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Ang, Pius L. D.; Liamputtong, Pranee – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
In this paper, we attempt to gain a greater understanding of the adjustment experiences of international students from Mainland China in their first year at university. Three themes emerge from our data: lack of confidence in speaking English; the preference for using family, partners and close friends as their support networks to deal with…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Social Support Groups, Foreign Countries
Sofo, Francesco – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2005
The research examined how Chinese leaders view the thinking process, what thinking styles they value and how they prefer to think. The methodological framework used quantitative analyses of two thinking styles inventories. The survey included a sample of nearly 300 leaders from a wide representation of industry sectors across China who completed…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Thinking Skills