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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Neighbourhood Houses in Australia are spaces of education and learning that cater to and work with adult learners across a lifespan. They are known as fourth sector education providers in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. With a history spanning nearly 45 years, Neighbourhood Houses provide vital education opportunities for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Centers, Adult Education
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McKay, Veronica – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls on countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Sub-goal 4.6 aims to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults of both genders achieve literacy and numeracy, with literacy being regarded indispensable not only for the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Learning Activities
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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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Morante, Annette; Djenidi, Valerie; Clark, Helene; West, Susan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
With enrolment and completion rates in the University of Newcastle's online Open Foundation enabling program being considerably higher for women than for men, this case study investigates the engagement of male and female students in two different subject areas. History and Mathematics students' online behaviour is examined to identify whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Student Participation
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Johns, Susan; Crawford, Nicole; Hawkins, Cherie; Jarvis, Lynn; Harris, Mike; McCormack, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Many rural communities have a pool of mature-aged local people seeking a career change or better lifestyle, which inevitably involves reskilling or upskilling. These people have strong local ties and are committed to their community. University enabling programs provide a bridge to higher education. This longitudinal study explores the impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies, Adult Students
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Goslin, Anneliese; van der Klashorst, Engela; Kluka, Darlene A.; van Wyk, Johannes G. U. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Community-university partnerships through service-learning have progressively developed as part of institutions of higher education's mission statements. This paper explores the qualitative reflections of 410 undergraduate students enrolled in an academic recreation science course on a first time service-learning experience in South Africa. The…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Self Management, Constructivism (Learning)
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Lao, So-An; Furlonger, Brett E.; Moore, Dennis W.; Busacca, Margherita – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Although many adults who cannot swim are primarily interested in learning by direct coaching there are options that have a focus on self-directed learning. As an alternative a self-management program combined with video modelling, video feedback and high quality and affordable video technology was used to assess its effectiveness to assisting an…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Adults, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Gibbs, Gael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
University-based enabling programs have become an important pathway to university for non-traditional students. There is increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms that facilitate retention and success of enabling pathway students, with the aim of developing effective strategies for maximising opportunities for university access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, College Programs
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Hall, Lisa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Tertiary enabling programs have become an increasingly important part of the post-secondary schooling landscape. In recognition of the need for increased access for certain under-represented groups within the university population, enabling, bridging or foundational programs are offered by a large number of universities in Australia as alternative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Kwarteng, Joseph A.; Boateng, Samuel Akuamoah – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
One of the major challenges facing Africa today is ensuring that extension practitioners are well trained to enable them function effectively as facilitators of change at the farmers' level. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a mid-career B. Sc. Agricultural Extension Curriculum in meeting the educational needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Capacity Building, Labor Force Development
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Willis, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In this paper I use a story to introduce the idea of stories in adult educational practice. Telling stories seems to be as old as human culture. MacIntyre referred to humans as "story-telling animals" (1981: 201). The secret is the ways in which this storytelling capacity can be used in a holistic humanistic pedagogy. Education, the process of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Practices, Story Telling, Classroom Communication
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Stehlik, Tom – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The Commonwealth government provides fee exemption for any Australian who undertakes a PhD. This policy is presumably based on the "clever country" assumption that an educated population will develop and contribute to social and economic capital. Enrolment numbers therefore continue to increase, and a PhD is no longer an elite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Federal Aid, Graduate Students
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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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Rooney, Donna – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The overarching aim of this paper is to "talk up" learning in the Australian neighbourhood centre sector, realising this aim is premised on a need to understand neighbourhood centres themselves. Hence, the paper tentatively offers a mapping of the sector by first asking: "What is a neighbourhood centre?". Next, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, Adults
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This paper focuses on what is known internationally from research about some aspects of men's learning. It explores the similar and different factors that shape men's attitudes towards learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. It also identifies some possible parallels (and differences) between the experiences, participation and outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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