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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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Elsom, Sandra; Greenaway, Ruth; Marshman, Margaret – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The benefits of higher education to individuals and to society are acknowledged both in Australia and internationally. Increased access to higher education means that greatly diverse students are beginning their tertiary learning journey. We investigate the experiences of a group of non-traditional students undertaking a tertiary preparation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, Student Experience
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Pamphilon, Barbara; Mikhailovich, Katja – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Smallholder farmers are the backbone of food production in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Due to an increasing need to pay for schooling and health costs, many farming families are seeking ways to move from semi-subsistence farming to activities that generate more income. The long tradition of agricultural training in PNG to support the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Access to Education, Family Income
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Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard; Müller, Margaretha – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The adult cohort of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) provides data from six sets of longitudinal data derived from 11,932 German adults. We used the NEPS data to look at the effects of formal education in adulthood and occupational changes on participation in further vocational education and training in order to gain a better…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Older Workers, Adult Education
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Boström, Ann-Kristin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This paper describes the changes in lifelong learning policy that have taken place since the 1990s in Sweden. Policy documents regarding lifelong learning in Sweden have appeared since 1994. The first of these documents contains general recommendations with regard to lifelong learning, in both a lifelong and a lifewide perspective, concerning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Analysis
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Tobias, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Community Education, Cultural Influences
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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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Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Australia has around 1,000 Men's Sheds--informal community-based workshops offering men beyond paid work somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They have proven to be of great benefit for older men's learning, health and wellbeing, social integration, and for developing a positive male identity focusing on community…
Descriptors: Males, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Self Concept
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Rawinski, Malgorzata Malec – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The general aim of this paper is to present some insights into Polish senior immigrants in Sweden. In particular, it seeks to identify and illustrate the important contribution of previous generations of Polish senior immigrants in building on the diverse culture, traditions and values of the Polish community (Polonia) in Sweden. The paper…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Learning Experience, Older Adults, Immigrants
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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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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Learning through life experiences as distinct from learning through the academy and courses have become increasingly important themes in later life adult education research and practice. Whilst the dominant discourse for most younger people is still about education and training for students in standardised and accredited courses, there is…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Costa Veloso, Esmeraldina – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
U3As have their origin in 1973 in Toulouse, France, with Professor Pierre Vellas. This French influence was also felt in Portugal and the first Portuguese U3A opened its doors also in the 1970's. However, from inception the Portuguese reality was very different from the French model, especially in regards to its promoters. However, both in France…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Universities, Adult Education
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Withnall, Alexandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Type 2 Diabetes is both an incurable illness and a hidden disability that has reached epidemic proportions on a global scale. It has obviously spawned a huge clinical literature, but no scholarly accounts of learning to live with the illness on a daily basis from a feminist perspective. As an older woman, I have made use of a somewhat…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Chronic Illness, Empowerment, Diabetes
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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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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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