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Akinsooto, Tajudeen Ade; Akpomuje, Paul Young – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study identified informal economic activities in Hausa community in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It examined how people acquire knowledge and skills about the identified informal economic activities and provided explanation on why people prefer informal economic activities to other types of economic activities to making a living in Hausa community in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Ethnic Groups, Informal Education
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Ünlühisarcikli, Özlem – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Informal learning and how individuals learn in the workplace have gained increasing attention by researchers in recent years. In relation to other learning activities, informal learning constitutes a substantial part of an adult's life. This paper explores the informal workplace learning experiences of graduate student employees. Data was…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Learning Experience
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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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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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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Using Kegan's constructive-developmental theory, this study explores to what extent epistemological development is a factor in critical thinking performance and learning in reading and writing among a diverse group of six adult learners. Analysis of a developmental interview, a summative assessment and participant surveys indicated that learners…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Critical Thinking, Summative Evaluation, Skill Development
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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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Williams, Paul D. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Politics courses embedded in business and commerce degree programs have soared in number in recent years. Yet how business students, often compulsorily enrolled in politics courses, learn key politics concepts is an under-researched area. The purpose of this article is to determine where the teaching and learning of political science and business…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Concept Teaching, Political Science
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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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Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne; Morgan, Michelle; Lloyd, Jan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Despite the importance of and advocacy for developing literacy skills for successful and rewarding participation in the community, there remains a common perception that becoming literate is not possible for people with intellectual disabilities. Until recently, limited research has been undertaken to investigate the literacy skills of adults with…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Adult Literacy
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Hammond, Craig – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This paper describes a fathering program that has been operating for a number of years for Aboriginal men in the corrective system. The discussion groups focus on how the men see their role as fathers whilst in jail. The discussions examine ways of changing and developing new skills for them on release. The basis of the program is that just…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Discussion Groups, Fathers, Males
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Freeman, Robin; Le Rossignol, Karen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
The role of a professional and creative writing degree is to provide resources, structured workshops, professional interactions--and the potential for creative risk. Opportunities for risk, within the structured environment of the university, challenge the individual's perspectives and judgements, as well as their ability to analyse and to reflect…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Creative Writing, Experiential Learning, Risk
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O'Toole, Sean – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This article describes the various aspects of human resources development and highlights the intersections and the differences between what are often mistakenly viewed as interchangeable concepts. It argues that, while it is generally accepted that developing staff is fundamental to good organisational health and business outcomes, a clear…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Adult Education, Job Training, Organizational Development
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Cord, Bonnie; Clements, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Higher education is facing new challenges in preparing students for the workforce. As demands increase for students to differentiate themselves when seeking employment, it becomes necessary for higher education and vocational providers not only to understand these challenges, but also to provide a pathway for students to develop the skills…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Adult Learning, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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