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Zivkovic, Sharon – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
While active citizenship education programs are assumed to have positive benefits for the active citizenship practice of participants (UNESCO, 2009, p. 4), there is actually little evidence that programs do (de Weerd, Gemmeke, Rigter & van Riji, 2005, p. vii). This paper discusses a research project that aimed to determine and increase the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development, Program Effectiveness, Power Structure
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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Angwin, Jennifer; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local communities they play an important role in decreasing social isolation and building social inclusion. The focus of this research is on adult learners and adult learning that engages with "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Tobias, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Community Education, Cultural Influences
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Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Australia has around 1,000 Men's Sheds--informal community-based workshops offering men beyond paid work somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They have proven to be of great benefit for older men's learning, health and wellbeing, social integration, and for developing a positive male identity focusing on community…
Descriptors: Males, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Self Concept
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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Madsen, Wendy; O'Mullan, Cathy; Keen-Dyer, Helen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Leadership programs have been extensively promoted in rural communities in Australia. However, few have been evaluated. The results of the evaluation of a rural leadership program provided in this paper highlight the need for adult learning theories to be more overtly identified and utilised as the basis of planning and implementing leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Leadership Training, Rural Education
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Cameron, Roslyn; Miller, Allison – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Prior Learning, Professional Recognition, Electronic Publishing
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Mountford, Christine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The mission and values of Victoria University provide the underlying criteria for the development and implementation of the Community Gateways initiative, which aims to transform the lives of those living in the west of Melbourne through the power of further education. Community Gateways takes the university into the community by providing career…
Descriptors: Career Education, Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Prior Learning
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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Consistent with the "looking back, moving forward" conference theme, in this paper we undertake a critical, research-based appraisal of the current, arguably neglected state of adult education in Australia in 2010, and proceed to paint a picture of how a different and potentially more positive future might be realised. Firstly, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Education, Adult Learning
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Broadbent, Robyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In 1999, a group of men embarked on a remarkable project that resulted in building a two million dollar youth centre in one of Melbourne's most disadvantaged communities. From the outset, Victoria University (VU) was a keen partner in the project. This project had key synergies with the current experiences of the University--a dual sector higher…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Broadbent, Robyn; Papadopoulos, Theo – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In 2008, the Helen Macpherson Smith (HMS) Trust commissioned Victoria University to conduct an evaluation of the Mentoring and Capacity Building Initiative's Regional Coordination Projects (RCPs). The RCPs are founded on a model of community education and collaboration that aims to enhance cross-sectoral and whole-of-community approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Youth, Mentors
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Bradshaw, Delia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Over the past decade or so, an educational evolution has been redefining our understanding and practices of adult community education (ACE) in profound and comprehensive ways. The name of this transformation is e-learning. A bountiful interpretation and practice of "e-learning" in ACE results inevitably in extending our educational work;…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Community Education, Transformative Learning, Adult Education
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McIntyre, John – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
The national reform agenda of the Council of Australian Governments challenges community education agencies to contribute to its goals and raises questions about their capacity to do so. It is crucial to define the conditions that are necessary to develop the capability of adult and community education (ACE) organisations to play a broader social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Community Education, Educational Change
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Golding, Barry; Kimberley, Helen; Foley, Annette; Brown, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
This article reviews research into the genesis and spread of both neighbourhood houses and learning centres in Victoria and community-based men's sheds in Australia to identify some similarities and differences. Our article asks questions about the gendered communities of practice that underpin houses for women on the one hand, and sheds for men…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Choy, Sarojni; Haukka, Sandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
The adult and community education (ACE) sector is consistently responsive to changing community needs and government priorities. It is this particular function that has drawn ACE into the lifelong learning debate as one model for sustaining communities. The responsiveness of ACE means that the sector and its programs continue to make valuable…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Community Needs, Community Education, Lifelong Learning
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