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Findsen, Brian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article investigates the engagement of universities in older adult education in the specific context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Initially, the broader context of the tertiary education system and the place of universities within it are explained. Not unexpectedly adult education, and particularly older adult education, exists only on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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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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John, Vaughn M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
After more than three decades of development, transformative learning theory is currently a major theory of adult learning. It has also attracted substantial critique, leading to further development, application and differentiation. Recent contributions to this vast scholarship show a quest for a more unified theory. This article examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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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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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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Bookallil, Cheryl; Rolfe, John – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Enrolment in university enabling programs has expanded dramatically in the last decade as universities strive to increase enrolments, particularly of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Offering enabling study by distance education has been part of this expansion with the benefit of providing access to a wider enrolment base. The purpose…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Enrollment, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis
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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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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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Popow, Monika – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This paper addresses the meanings given to learning by Polish migrant bloggers. It presents the result of an analysis of ten blogs, written by Poles living abroad. The blogs under analysis were chosen on the basis of random sample. The analysed material was categorised by recurring themes, which included: learning in Poland, language acquisition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Su, Ya-hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
There is an assumption that any contemporary society should become a learning society to maintain stability in the face of change. Although proponents and policymakers take for granted that a society has the ability to learn, can this idea be defended? There is a problem in determining exactly what is meant by a learning society that learns. One…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Self Concept, Lifelong 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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Zeivots, Sandris – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Despite knowing that positive emotional experiences tend to be beneficial for adult learning, our incomplete understanding of the emotional system rarely allows us to incorporate emotion adequately in real learning situations. The experience of emotional highs, as observed in adult experiential learning courses, has been selected as the phenomenon…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Adult Learning
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Kim, Jung Yin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
This study examines, from a sociocultural perspective, the factors that explain why a group of seven Korean students attending an undergraduate business program in a US university are initially labelled as silent participants when first engaging in group work, and how these factors impacted the students' overall adjustment process. Data came from…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Observation
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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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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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