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Savelsberg, Harry; Pignata, Silvia; Weckert, Pauline – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This paper focusses on the strategies used to support positive engagement in second chance equity programs, drawing upon evaluation research data from four TAFE sponsored…
Descriptors: Barriers, Interviews, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Gregorcic, Marta – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Our paper deals with intergenerational informal learning developed by participatory democracy process in the Self-organized District Communities (SDC) in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. It is based on the assumption that SDC assemblies, being safe and trustworthy, are very powerful spaces for behavioural and values exchange between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Informal Education, Interviews
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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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Rawinski, Malgorzata Malec – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The general aim of this paper is to present some insights into Polish senior immigrants in Sweden. In particular, it seeks to identify and illustrate the important contribution of previous generations of Polish senior immigrants in building on the diverse culture, traditions and values of the Polish community (Polonia) in Sweden. The paper…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Learning Experience, Older Adults, Immigrants
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John, Vaughn M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
After more than three decades of development, transformative learning theory is currently a major theory of adult learning. It has also attracted substantial critique, leading to further development, application and differentiation. Recent contributions to this vast scholarship show a quest for a more unified theory. This article examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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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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Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael; Robertson, Ann; Grainger, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow's transformative learning theory as well as providing arguments that validate it. Our paper exemplifies how Mezirow's theory can help adult educators and prospective school teachers understand that social structures and belief systems can influence student learning, that learners make…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Females, Doctoral Degrees
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Bone, Jane; Edwards, Susan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
A PAL (Peer-Assisted Learning) project supported research that focused on e-learning and Web 2.0 technologies as part of a pedagogical approach in the context of a tertiary institution. This project responded to a call for a rejuvenation of conventional approaches to pedagogy while teaching an early childhood unit in a large Australian university.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Peer Teaching
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne; Hepple, Erika – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper describes a public pedagogy project embedded into The Global Teacher, a subject within the Bachelor of Education program for student teachers at an Australian university. The subject provides a global perspective on socio-political issues that shape education. In 2013, The Global Teacher introduced an approach that asked student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Exhibits, Preservice Teachers
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Thompson, Sally – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Interactions between staff in Neighbourhood Houses, and the socially and educationally disadvantaged community members who visit Neighbourhood Houses, have been viewed through many lenses, including community development, social support, caring and compassion. This paper looks at Neighbourhood Houses as sites of pedagogical practice. More…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Ollis, Tracey; Hamel-Green, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper examines the adult learning dimensions of protestors as they participate in a campaign to stop coal seam gas exploration in Gippsland in Central Victoria, Australia. On a global level, the imposition of coal seam gas exploration by governments and mining companies has been the trigger for movements of resistance from environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Activism, Conservation (Environment)
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Romm, Norma R. A.; Dichaba, Mpho M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
In this article we explicate our way of assessing the South African Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign, and in particular its impact in the Eastern Cape. We provide an account primarily of focus group sessions conducted in 2013 and again in 2014 with volunteer educators and past learners in the campaign. We concentrate on the way in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Civil Rights, Program Evaluation
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Brown, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
One of the strategies being advocated in response to climate change is the need to transition to a low carbon economy. Current projections show that within this transition, new jobs will be created, some eliminated and most others subjected to change. This article reports findings from interviews with a selection of twenty participants who are…
Descriptors: Climate, Conservation (Environment), Interviews, Attitude Measures
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Im, Kyung-Mi; Jun, JuSung – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of travellers on the Camino de Santiago in order to find out the pattern of their travel lived experience and the meaning of learning experience. For this purpose, eight Korean travellers were selected for the study; the study was performed using the hermeneutic phenomenological method.…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Travel, Experience, Hermeneutics
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Rushbrook, Peter; Karmel, Annie; Bound, Helen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Over recent years Singapore has developed a strong adult and vocational education system based on those of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Its Continuing Education and Training (CET) sector makes use of competency-based training in the form of Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQs) which are delivered in mainly small private providers by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Job Skills
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