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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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Pike, Jo; Leahy, Deana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
Over the past decade the issue of food and in particular, food consumed within schools has come to encapsulate a broad range of concerns regarding children and young people's health and wellbeing. In Australia, the UK and more recently the USA, attempts to ameliorate a range of public health concerns have provided the impetus for an unprecedented…
Descriptors: Public Health, Well Being, Middle Class, Foreign Countries
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Walter, Pierre – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper examines how two sites of adult learning in the food movement create educational alternatives to the dominant U.S. food system. It further examines how these pedagogies challenge racialised, classed and gendered ideologies and practices in their aims, curricular content, and publically documented educational processes. The first case is…
Descriptors: Food, Adult Learning, Ideology, Agricultural Production
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Coveney, John; Begley, Andrea; Gallegos, Danielle – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
There has been a recent surge of interest in cooking skills in a diverse range of fields, such as health, education and public policy. There appears to be an assumption that cooking skills are in decline and that this is having an adverse impact on individual health and well-being, and family wholesomeness. The problematisation of cooking skills…
Descriptors: Well Being, Public Health, Foreign Countries, Expertise
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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
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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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Brennan, Mary; Brophy, Mark – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
The origins of study circles can be traced back to the Chautauqua movement in the USA in the late nineteenth century. However, interest diminished in the USA and the Swedes discovered and enthusiastically imported the study circle idea as a remedy to their problems of poverty and illiteracy and to educate the broadest possible spectrum of society…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Takala, Marjatta; Winegar, David; Kuusela, Jorma – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This study is an evaluation of the developmental needs of business leaders. Altogether, 190 leaders, representing 22 nationalities, participated in 12 four-day training sessions. The first aim of this study was to identify the key developmental concerns of leaders; the second was to determine what kinds of training methods the leaders preferred;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Leaders, Job Skills
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Hodge, Steven – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
This article attempts to trace the origins of competency-based training (CBT), the theory of vocational education that underpins the National Training Framework in Australia. A distinction is made between societal and theoretical origins. This paper argues that CBT has its societal origins in the United States of America during the 1950s, 60s and…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational History