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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Adult education has the power to change lives, and in Australia has always been made up of educators and providers capable of adapting to the changing environments around them. Today, however, there is declining support for adult education at a time when there is growing public disenchantment with the political system, an uncivil public discourse,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Political Attitudes
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Thompson, Sally – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This article is a case study of an attempt by a team of Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, researchers and users of social services to develop a more effective, knowledge rich, vocational stream qualification in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. Health Care and Social Assistance is one of the fastest growing industries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Caseworkers, Vocational Education
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McCall, Deanna; Western, Deborah; Petrakis, Melissa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
In recent years, the Australian federal government has sought to increase the diversity of students attending higher education through supporting students that have traditionally been under represented. This is due to a perception that the attainment of a higher education can enhance a graduate's life as they have greater access to professional…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education, Enrollment Trends
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Jolley, Daniel J.; Davis, Melissa; Lavender, Andrew P. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
The use of non-academic sources of health information is popular among both the public and exercise professionals. However, the quality of this information varies and without the application of critical thinking skills, may lead to misconceptions forming. This research aimed to compare the knowledge, presence of misconceptions, and critical…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Information Seeking, Critical Thinking, Vocational Education
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Pennings, Mark William; Cushing, Debra Flanders; Gomez, Rafael; Dyson, Clare – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
A distinctive characteristic of study tours is their immersive nature, and the type of learning developed in such circumstances often relies on instinctive skills related to confidence, flexibility, curiosity, resilience and risk taking. To discover more about these learning experiences for adult undergraduate students studying varying disciplines…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cooperative Learning, Personality Traits, Study Abroad
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Morris, Thomas Howard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Making appropriate perspective transformations as we age is necessary to meet the demands of the rapidly changing conditions within our world. Accordingly, there has been a growing interest in the role of mindfulness in enabling transformations. Still, how mindfulness may facilitate perspective transformations is not well understood. The present…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Metacognition, Perspective Taking, Attitude Change
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James, Trixie; Walters, Vikki – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge, and there is a growing research base of scientific study to validate the significance of this psychological approach in people's lives. This research investigates a unit of study that was developed for students entering university through an enabling program in order to…
Descriptors: Psychology, Well Being, Program Effectiveness, College Readiness
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Williamson, Frances; Durnan, Deborah; Edwards, Tannia; Waites, Mary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Previous studies have documented the personal transformation that many low literate adults undergo when they engage in literacy campaigns. In particular, research has captured how improved literacy leads to a greater willingness and capacity to speak out, or what is often referred to as voice. This paper focusses on the impact of an adult…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Literacy, Indigenous Populations
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Weuffen, Sara; Andrews, Tulsa; Roberts, Kate – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Despite their position as providers of tertiary education, universities sit beyond normalised discourses of education where qualifications, registration, and continuing professional development are concerned. In this case study, we explore how participation in an academic induction program (AIP) builds foundational andragogy knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Teaching Skills
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Patil, Tejaswini; Hunt, Michelle; Cooper, Kimberlea; Townsend, Rob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This article reflects on the developmental process of a case-based experiential learning model: the Federation University model, in an undergraduate community and human services program at a regional university. There is abundant literature that addresses the use and need for introducing experiential learning at the subject/unit level in community…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Study, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lin, Yi-Yin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Previous research has made it clear that older learners are mainly learning for learning's sake. However, few studies have explored the intrinsic aspects of older learners' motivation in detail; also, the factors that influence their learning motivation remain under-researched and under-theorised. To address this gap, this survey-based…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Older Adults, Adult Students, Predictor Variables
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Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Adult community Education (ACE) is a recognisable education sector that offers accessible lifelong learning opportunities that are learner-centred and needs based. The Australian ACE scan profiles the sector in terms of its programs, features and provider types. The scan outlines ACE program participants, outcomes and the policy areas they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Programs, Lifelong Learning
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Meier, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
It is during their late teens and early twenties that most students attend a university or other institution of higher education. Biologically, these students are adults. However, studies show that there is a delay in maturing. Arnett (2000) introduced the term "emerging adulthood" in reference to the stage of life between adolescence…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adult Education, Andragogy, Developmental Stages
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Webb, Darren – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Social movement learning is now an established field of educational research. This paper contributes to the field by offering a critical case study of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). The paper surveys the claims made by the movement's supporters that transformed utopian subjectivities emerged in and through the process of participation, the…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Action, Social Justice, Educational Practices
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Underhill, Helen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
This article explores the implications of learning in social movements on diaspora activists' engagement with struggle. Focussing on emotions within social movement learning and the connection to activists' multiple identities, the paper examines the complex terrain of learning as embodied and rooted in emotionally situated beliefs and values. The…
Descriptors: Social Change, Emotional Response, Immigrants, Activism
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