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Kelly, Meghan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper identifies visual communication design as a form of public pedagogy. Communication design practices aim to achieve the successful transmission of a message to a recipient in a visual mode. Understanding the theories and practices of visual communication design can assist in enhancing the reception of the communication, as these…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Communication Strategies, Museums, Informal Education
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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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Hickling-Hudson, Anne; Hepple, Erika – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper describes a public pedagogy project embedded into The Global Teacher, a subject within the Bachelor of Education program for student teachers at an Australian university. The subject provides a global perspective on socio-political issues that shape education. In 2013, The Global Teacher introduced an approach that asked student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Exhibits, Preservice Teachers
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Lee, Ya-hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The lifelong learning concept of "never too late to learn" advocated by Confucius has gradually become rooted in the lives of Taiwanese adults and seniors. In response to the impact of population ageing and low fertility rates, numerous elementary schools, junior high schools, and universities have allocated resources and space to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Older Adults
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Thompson, Sally – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Interactions between staff in Neighbourhood Houses, and the socially and educationally disadvantaged community members who visit Neighbourhood Houses, have been viewed through many lenses, including community development, social support, caring and compassion. This paper looks at Neighbourhood Houses as sites of pedagogical practice. More…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Williams, Jo – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This article considers the Chilean student movement and its ten-year struggle for public education as an example of public pedagogy. Secondary and university students, along with the parents, teachers, workers and community members who have supported them, have engaged in the most sustained political activism seen in Chile since the democratic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Hall, Lisa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Tertiary enabling programs have become an increasingly important part of the post-secondary schooling landscape. In recognition of the need for increased access for certain under-represented groups within the university population, enabling, bridging or foundational programs are offered by a large number of universities in Australia as alternative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Sense, Andrew – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Drawing on a presumption that a Community of Practice (COP) can add significant value to the situated learning development of adults in any context, this paper exposes and analyses the challenges faced in facilitating the development of a COP involving part-time work-based researchers. Using an empirical case example involving a collaborative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Researchers, Learning Theories
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Ollis, Tracey; Hamel-Green, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper examines the adult learning dimensions of protestors as they participate in a campaign to stop coal seam gas exploration in Gippsland in Central Victoria, Australia. On a global level, the imposition of coal seam gas exploration by governments and mining companies has been the trigger for movements of resistance from environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Activism, Conservation (Environment)
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McCarthy, Grace – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Adult learners undertaking a coursework masters are understandably nervous about undertaking research projects. However if done well, such projects represent a way to encourage the quantity and quality of practitioner research, which is important in all management disciplines, not only the emerging discipline of coaching. This paper offers an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Coaching (Performance), Graduate Students
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McGloin, Colleen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper reflects on a particular class in an undergraduate seminar in Australian Indigenous Studies where anecdote played a crucial role and where both the teacher and learners were challenged to consider their implication as racialised subjects in the teaching and learning process. The paper argues that student anecdote can be a vital bridge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Studies
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Romm, Norma R. A.; Dichaba, Mpho M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
In this article we explicate our way of assessing the South African Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign, and in particular its impact in the Eastern Cape. We provide an account primarily of focus group sessions conducted in 2013 and again in 2014 with volunteer educators and past learners in the campaign. We concentrate on the way in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Civil Rights, Program Evaluation
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Brown, Mike – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
One of the strategies being advocated in response to climate change is the need to transition to a low carbon economy. Current projections show that within this transition, new jobs will be created, some eliminated and most others subjected to change. This article reports findings from interviews with a selection of twenty participants who are…
Descriptors: Climate, Conservation (Environment), Interviews, Attitude Measures
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Im, Kyung-Mi; Jun, JuSung – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of travellers on the Camino de Santiago in order to find out the pattern of their travel lived experience and the meaning of learning experience. For this purpose, eight Korean travellers were selected for the study; the study was performed using the hermeneutic phenomenological method.…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Travel, Experience, Hermeneutics
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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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