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Bauer, Ros – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The Whole of Community Engagement (WCE) initiative commenced in July 2014, led by the Office of Pro Vice Chancellor of Indigenous Leadership at Charles Darwin University (CDU). WCE aimed to build the aspiration, expectation and capacity of six remote and very remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to participate and achieve in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Mayombe, Celestin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article outlines the results of a qualitative study, which investigated the adult non-formal education and training (NFET) centre linkages with external role-players in providing post-training support for the employment of graduates. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Qualitative Research, Adult Education, Employment
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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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Willis, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This paper argues that learning for human flourishing needs a balance between small-scale, convivial experiences, imaginary and creative expression, logical, rational planning and autonomous, purposive practices. It is the second one--imaginary and creative expression--which is particularly of interest in this paper. The focus is on the capacity…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Creative Activities, Adult Learning, Imagination
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Pitman, Tim; Broomhall, Sue; McEwan, Joanne; Majocha, Elzbieta – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This article explores notions of learning in the niche market sector of educational tourism, with a focus on organised recreational tours that promote a structured learning experience as a key feature. It analyses the qualitative findings of surveys and interviews with a cross-section of educational tourism providers in Australia, their…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Tourism, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Golding, Barry; Campbell, Coral – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this article, the authors set the scene for this research volume. They sought to emphasize and broaden their interest and concern about their "Learning to be drier" theme in this edition to the 77 per cent of Australians who live within 50 km of the Australian coast, the majority of whom also live in major cities and urban complexes.…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Foley, Annette; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Our paper explores how and what adults living and working in the Alpine region of Victoria understand and are learning about the changes to water availability, in a time when the response to water availability is subject to extensive debate and policy attention. Interviews for this study were conducted in the towns of Bright and Mount Beauty, with…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Angwin, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This paper investigates learning related to the phenomena of drying over the past decade in the southern Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, as perceived in a mid-river site within the western Riverina of New South Wales, Australia. The insights from audio-recorded interviews, with a wide range of adults across the water-dependent community, mostly…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike; Foley, Annette; Smith, Erica; Campbell, Coral; Schulz, Christine; Angwin, Jennifer; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this final, collaborative paper in the "Learning to be drier" edition, we reflect on and draw together some of the key threads from the diverse narratives in our four site papers from across the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Our paper title, "Wicked learning", draws on a recent body literature (Rittel & Webber 1973)…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Clark, Terry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2005
This paper examines the life-wide dimensions of lifelong learning. Although the benefits of a life-wide approach to learning are well recognised, there appears to be little explicit attention given to the concept of life-wide learning in Australia. It is argued that recent pronouncements by the Australian Government about the challenges of an…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Holistic Approach
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Uwameiye, Raymond; Omofonmwan, Godwin O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the objectives of roadside mechanic apprenticeship programs in mid-western Nigeria. Seven statements of objectives were derived for the study, and respondents were required to score each of the seven statements between "1" and "7" in their order of importance and representative of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Educational Objectives
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Tampubolon, Mangatas – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Examines nonformal education's part in expanding democratic culture in Indonesia; discusses contextual constraints on democracy, use of nonformal education for literacy and life skills development, and the influence on developing citizen awareness of responsibilities in a democratic society. (Contains 28 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Lifelong learning has evolved from the UNESCO concept in the 1960s-70s of democratization through education to the 1990s' economic competitiveness arguments. Current economic and social conditions demand a broader conception that encompasses changes in work, technology, and demography and environmental sustainability. Focus should shift to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education