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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Older Adults, Questionnaires
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de Palo, Valeria; Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study assesses the efficacy of e-learning content that has been adapted to cognitive styles in a sample of older adults. Since the personalisation of learning content has been generally associated with learning processes, it was hypothesised that intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning and learning strategies would…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Hypothesis Testing, Learning Motivation, Metacognition
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William; Boyd, Wendy; Hellmundt, Suzi – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight into the potential ways that curriculum can be modified and how content can be better delivered. However, the benefit to the current students undertaking the survey is not always evident. By modifying Biggs'…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Feedback (Response), Student Experience, College Students
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Carragher, Lucia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The changing social and economic landscape across European Member States and beyond has had a disproportionate effect on older adults. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than among the "buffer generation" of men caught between the silent, strong, austere masculinity of their forefathers and contemporary society--progressive, open and…
Descriptors: Males, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Mixed Methods Research
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Lafferty, George – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper explores the potential of feature film to encourage more inclusive, participatory and open learning in the area of employment relations. Evaluations of student responses in a single postgraduate course over a five-year period revealed how feature film could encourage participatory learning processes in which students reexamined their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Samanian, Kouros; Nedaeifar, Hoda; Karimi, Ma'soumeh – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
As previous studies suggest, titles of works of art have generally proven to be influential elements in reading and interpretation of the artworks. In the exhibition context, titles can be considered as a physical component of the museum or art gallery's space. According to the relatively new approaches, learning, being a subcategory of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Art, Prior Learning, Learning Processes
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Alt, Dorit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study was aimed at assessing the relationships between college students' pre-entry factors, self-efficacy and motivation for learning, and the perceived constructivist learning in traditional lecture-based courses and seminars (SM). The study included 411 undergraduate third-year college students. Several scales were administered to the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Seminars, Correlation
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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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Chung, Hsiu-Ying; Lee, Gwo-Guang; Liu, Shih-Hwa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
The work quality of public servants direct affects a country's administrative performance, and the Taiwan government has recently invested a considerable amount of funds in constructing e-government learning platforms and developing digital courses to provide all public servants with sufficient on-the-job training and enhance the quality of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational Technology
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Whannell, Robert; Whannell, Patricia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This study presents the findings of the second phase of a project examining the attrition and progression of two cohorts of students in a tertiary bridging program at a regional university in Australia. The first phase of the study (Whannell, 2013) based on data collected up to week 5 of the bridging program identified age, academic achievement on…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Failure
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Sánchez, María José López; Martínez, José Antonio Belso – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Older people suffer discrimination in the labour market, in that their chances of finding employment if they lose their jobs are small, and the longer someone is out of the labour market, the harder it is to return. Although they often do possess the technical and transferrable skills required, these are not always recognised. Those who remain in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Workers, Career Guidance, Labor Market
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Garces-Ozanne, Arlene; Sullivan, Trudy – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
A total of 196 first year Principles of Economics I students participated in a study examining how students' expectations about their course and grades are related to the grades they actually receive. We empirically test whether there is a significant difference between the students' grade expectations and the actual grades they receive, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Economics Education
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Chambers, Kelly; Whannell, Robert; Whannell, Patricia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This paper presents the findings from research on peer assessment practice that was specifically focussed on improving the experience in a tertiary bridging course. The objective of the study was to examine the impact of this assessment approach on student social relationships and the overall assessment experience. The study also examined whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Peer Evaluation, Postsecondary Education
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Calma, Angelito; Webster, Beverley; Petry, Stefan; Pesina, Jenny – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
A quick polling initiative was tested in finance classes using multiple choice questions to determine whether it can improve student interaction and engagement in a large class. Students (n = 446) responded using either a smartphone app (53%) or by using pen and paper (47%). Immediate feedback was provided to students using charts that were…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Multiple Choice Tests, Questionnaires, Audience Response Systems
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Whannell, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This study examines the attrition and achievement of a sample of 295 students in an on-campus tertiary bridging program at a regional university. A logistic regression analysis using enrolment status, age and the number of absences from scheduled classes at week three of the semester as predictor variables correctly predicted 92.8 percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
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