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Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre…
Descriptors: Social Change, Older Adults, Females, Activism
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Kole, Karly – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This paper explores the role of fairy tales in relation to literacy, affective learning, self-authoring and narrative quest. The study examines fairy tales in the context of the New Literacy Studies with regard to improving cognitive, linguistic and creative writing skills for adult literacy learners.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Fairy Tales, Adult Literacy, Adult Education
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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The study adopts a semi-structured survey to examine the effects of a blended learning environment in adult education in promoting sustainable development. The study analyses the development of blended learning environments in China, and some challenges that China faces in sustainable development. Based on the analysis results, the study revealed…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Art Education, Adult Education, Sustainable Development
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Couch, Jen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article uses an auto-ethnographic approach to explore the reflections and insights that occurred during my teaching of a subject in adolescent development on the Thai Burma border. This paper adopts a relatively descriptive style to a personal reflection of teaching on the border and how it transformed the way I teach and made me look at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Curriculum Implementation, Ethnography
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Findsen, Brian; Golding, Barry; Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
In our final paper we reflectively stand back and ask, "What do we know and what have we learnt about lifelong learning in later life from the international Getting of Wisdom Exchange program and process, including the research papers in this volume?" In critically addressing this question we draw not only on new insights from the papers…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Mellon, Karsten – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
In Denmark various non-traditional students are mature-age students who already have some kind of a vocational background. When applying to do a professional degree, most of them fall outside the traditional admission requirements, which is why individual assessment of applicants is necessary for bachelor programmes. This article examines the case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, College Students, Adult Learning
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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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Qadri, Debbie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This essay presents an art project as an example of two aspects of public pedagogy. The first, is that the project critically examined how history is made, and through art-making and installation it performed an alternative publishing of history. Secondly, the art project was utilised as both a process and outcome within public space, and through…
Descriptors: Memory, Art Products, Art Activities, Teaching Methods
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Pelosi, Ligia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
What constitutes public pedagogy? The term is broad and can be applied in so many situations and settings to the learning that occurs outside of formal schooling. In this article, the author explores how a community event--a painting competition held in a Melbourne suburb's botanic gardens--constitutes public pedagogy. The event centres on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Community Programs, Painting (Visual Arts), Gardening
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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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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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Lynch, Jacqueline – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine participants' perspectives on how a volunteer-based adult literacy class supports the learning of adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Interviews were conducted with four tutors, three adult learners, and two coordinators and observations of the class occurred over a 6-month period during…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Mental Retardation
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