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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah; May, Josephine; Delahunty, Janine; Partington, Zoë – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Online learning has an important place in widening access and participation in higher education for diverse student cohorts. One cohort taking up online study in increasing numbers is that of mature-age, first-in-family students. First-in-family is defined as those who are the first in their immediate family, including parents, siblings, partners…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Electronic Learning, Open Universities, Adult Students
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Kong, Eric; Harmsworth, Sarah; Rajaeian, Mohammad Mehdi; Parkes, Geoffrey; Bishop, Sue; AlMansouri, Bassim; Lawrence, Jill – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is used broadly and inclusively to describe communities with diverse language, ethnic background, nationality, dress, traditions, food, societal structures, art and religion characteristics. Domestic CALD people are either refugees or voluntary migrants and have obtained permanent residency or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Refugees, Student Adjustment
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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Gibbs, Gael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
University-based enabling programs have become an important pathway to university for non-traditional students. There is increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms that facilitate retention and success of enabling pathway students, with the aim of developing effective strategies for maximising opportunities for university access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, College Programs
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Chesters, Jenny; Watson, Louise – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
The expansion of the higher education sector in Australia opened up new pathways into university increasing the diversity of the student population. For non-traditional students, those who did not successfully complete secondary school, barriers to gaining entry into university have been dismantled, however, previous research suggests that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Student Attrition
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James, Trixie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Australia wide, universities are offering tertiary education to the broader socio-economic cohort; however, alongside this educational reform, there is a concern that students who have been away from the formal education context for many years may not cope with the rigors of university. Consequently, prior to and conditional to admission to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Student Experience
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Haycock, John – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Since the 1960's, the transformative power of protest music has been shrouded in mythology. Sown by musical activists like Pete Seeger, who declared that protest music could "help to save the planet", the seeds of this myth have since taken deep root in the popular imagination. While the mythology surrounding the relationship between…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Activism, Social Change
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Su, Ya-Hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
In this article, I propose that neither traditional assessment nor alternative, competence-based assessment is adequate to meet the challenges of uncertain change. Existentialist assessment that focuses on developing learners' commitment, rather than their competence, may be more decisive in empowering learners who are facing adversity.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Learner Engagement, Educational Assessment
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Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael; Robertson, Ann; Grainger, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow's transformative learning theory as well as providing arguments that validate it. Our paper exemplifies how Mezirow's theory can help adult educators and prospective school teachers understand that social structures and belief systems can influence student learning, that learners make…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Females, Doctoral Degrees
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Griffiths, Sarah – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The following review of literature illuminates self-advocacy from a North American transformational learning perspective via meaningful impacts, which arise for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as various communities and their members. For adults with developmental disabilities, increased leadership capabilities and the evolution of…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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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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McDougall, Jenny – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The objective of achieving a sense of "authenticity" in an educational context is one that might have immediate appeal, though how this is defined, let alone achieved, remains contested. The concept of "authentic discussion" has traditionally been used in the context of classroom English teaching in schools, but this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult 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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Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The modern Learning City concept emerged from the work of OECD on lifelong learning with streams of Learning Cities and Educating Cities having much in common but having little contact with each other. While the early development of Learning Cities in the West has not been sustained, the present situation is marked by the dynamic development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Municipalities, Educational Development
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Charman, Karen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
In this article I examine the possibilities of reparation in an era of privatisation and de-industrialisation. I examine the effect of a recent project Sunshine Memory Space, a space, designed to evoke memories of a de-industrialised urban Melbourne suburb Sunshine. This project offered the opportunity for the effects of industrial change to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Art Products, Older Adults
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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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