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Cameron, Roslyn; Harrison, Jennifer L. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
Definitions, differences and relationships between formal, non-formal and informal learning have long been contentious. There has been a significant change in language and reference from adult education to what amounts to forms of learning categorised by their modes of facilitation. Nonetheless, there is currently a renewed interest in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Conventional Instruction
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Chang, Dian-Fu; Wu, Ming-Lieh; Lin, Sung-Po – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This study examines the nature of adult engagement in lifelong learning in Taiwan. Previous studies have shown that gender and socioeconomic status (SES) are key variables related to equal access to education. Are these variables related to adults' engagement in lifelong learning in a specific country? This study analysed data from a survey of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Reghenzani-Kearns, Denise; Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper traces the policies and lessons learned from two consecutive German national programs aimed at developing learning cities/regions. Known as Learning Regions Promotion of Networks, this first program transitioned into the current program, Learning on Place. A case study chosen is from the Tolzer region where a network has self-sustained…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Lifelong Learning, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper discusses a new generation of learning cities we have called EcCoWell cities (Economy, Community, Well-being). The paper was prepared for the PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) and is based on international experiences with PIE and developments in some cities. The paper argues for more holistic and integrated development so that…
Descriptors: Well Being, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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Riggs, Elisha; Block, Karen; Gibbs, Lisa; Davis, Elise; Szwarc, Josef; Casey, Sue; Duell-Piening, Philippa; Waters, Elizabeth – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The importance of English language acquisition for resettlement of refugees is well established, particularly as a pathway to education, employment, health and social connections. A qualitative study was conducted in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia utilising focus groups with 87 refugee background women from Karen, Iraqi, Assyrian Chaldean, Lebanese,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Mothers, Second Language Learning
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Pike, Jo; Leahy, Deana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
Over the past decade the issue of food and in particular, food consumed within schools has come to encapsulate a broad range of concerns regarding children and young people's health and wellbeing. In Australia, the UK and more recently the USA, attempts to ameliorate a range of public health concerns have provided the impetus for an unprecedented…
Descriptors: Public Health, Well Being, Middle Class, Foreign Countries
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Stowe, Lisa; Johnston, Dawn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This article explores the educational objectives of a University of Calgary short-term travel study program (Food Culture in Spain 2011). A combination of secondary research and primary data collected through in-depth interviews with former program participants, as well as student reflective essays written in the field, shows that the sensory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Abroad, Foods Instruction
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Etmanski, Catherine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to add to a growing body of literature that critiques the whiteness of the organic farming movement and analyse potential ramifications of this if farmers are to be understood as educators. Given that farmers do not necessarily self-identify as educators, it is important to understand that in raising this critique,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy
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Reiher, Cornelia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
Japan's Basic Law on Food Education (Shokuiku kihonho) was enacted in June 2005 as a response to various concerns related to food and nutrition, such as food scandals, an increase in obesity and lifestyle-related diseases and an assumed loss of traditional food culture. The Law defines food education (shokuiku) rather vaguely as the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Nutrition, Facilities
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Flowers, Rick; Swan, Elaine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
In this paper, we apply a framework from Nikolas Rose to analyse the politics of "doing good" in food activist education, what we call food pedagogies. We argue that a detailed exploration of food pedagogies has been neglected in adult education and in the growing field of food studies, in spite of the rapidly proliferating forms and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foods Instruction, Adult Education, Activism
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Walter, Pierre – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper examines how two sites of adult learning in the food movement create educational alternatives to the dominant U.S. food system. It further examines how these pedagogies challenge racialised, classed and gendered ideologies and practices in their aims, curricular content, and publically documented educational processes. The first case is…
Descriptors: Food, Adult Learning, Ideology, Agricultural Production
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Benny, Helen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper explores the way learning to cook remains important for the maintenance of "ethnic" food traditions and how sharing food knowledge plays a role in intercultural exchanges. Ethnographic data from an ongoing study in Melbourne is presented to highlight how, in everyday practices, both tradition and innovation are involved in…
Descriptors: Females, Cultural Pluralism, Innovation, Ethnography
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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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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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Thorley, Faith – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
I use my passion and skills as an artist to deal with my various disabilities resulting from brain tumour surgery. The "artvantages" of this approach have been many: improved self-esteem and a greater sense of wellbeing, to name just two. On reflection and after revisiting the experiences of my healing journey, I now know when this journey began.…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Artists, Disabilities, Adult Education
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