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Foley, Annette; Weadon, Helen; McDonough, Sharon; Taylor, Rachel – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
Crafting has occupied the hands and minds of women over many centuries providing vital connections with cultural skills and with community. While the COVID-19 pandemic has isolated women in their homes, it has also provided opportunities for women to reconnect to crafting through virtual spaces. This paper draws on a thematic analysis of a focus…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, Females, Therapy, Well Being
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Keita, Omar; Lee, Ya-Hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
This study explored adult learners' experiences of participating in a second-chance education pilot program in The Gambia. The study examined learners' motivation for enrolling in the program, barriers they faced, and their benefits from attending the program. The participants consist of 13 learners from a second chance education centre in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adults, Dropouts
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Le, Anh Hai; Billett, Stephen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
The purposes and implementation of adults' lifelong education (LLE) has been shaped by two imperatives: i) neoliberal reforms and ii) focuses on employability and economic outcomes. This has led to LLE taking similar pathways across many countries, i.e., away from a focus on personal and cultural betterment, to one associated with promoting…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Shipton, Brett – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
Historically, police educators delivering academy programs have overused traditional or teacher-centred methods as part of an authority driven command and control culture. In addition to being educationally unsound, this teaching approach has limited the development of the critical thinking skills needed for effective reform in the community…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Police Education, Problem Solving, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Hedegaard, Joel; Hugo, Martin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
The purpose of this article is to describe how education can serve as a changing and liberating process for adults with long-term mental illness. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 22 participants in Life-knowledge and Creative courses at a Swedish Folk High School. Five themes emerged in the interviews: (i) A meaningful social context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Mental Disorders, Mental Health
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Lisciandro, Joanne G. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
Pre-tertiary enabling programs have become an increasingly popular pathway to university in Australia in recent years, however little is published about how well enabling students fare once they start university. This paper examines and compares first-year retention and academic outcomes of students that entered Murdoch University between 2014 and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement
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Aljohani, Obaidalah H.; Alajlan, Sarah M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
In today's world of accelerated progress and change, the skills to solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and manage lives are essential for people to flourish in the 21st century. The purpose of the study is to explore the role of Learning Neighborhood Programme for achieving the necessary life skills that adult learners need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ryan, Cheryl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
Common sense in practice was a significant finding of a qualitative narrative research project investigating the professional practice and learning of police in an Australian police jurisdiction. Police officers in this research emphasised common sense as an intrinsic attribute of policing. Conceptions of policing as a craft or trade, learned…
Descriptors: Police, Police Education, Thinking Skills, Intuition
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Bandias, Susan; Sharma, Rajeev; Anderson, Alana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
This paper examines the response by a Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia to the travel and social distancing restrictions brought about by COVID-19. The paper commences with a description of the impact of COVID-19 on the VET sector. The paper then describes the VET regulatory environment…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Braund, Anne; James, Trixie; Johnston, Katrina; Mullaney, Louise – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2022
A growing number of single mothers are seeking entry to higher education via enabling programs; however, these students face unique struggles to make their dream a reality. There is some research on the challenges faced by student-mothers in higher education; however, research specifically on single mothers in enabling education is limited. This…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Mothers, Nontraditional Students, Adult Learning
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Zhang, Nina; Zhao, Huijun; Guo, Karen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
This research investigates early childhood student teachers' learning in a picture book elective at a Chinese university. The elective was designed as an educational reform that encouraged students' choices, interests, and active explorations. Drawing on the concept of deep active learning (DAL), the research aims to identify whether and how these…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Picture Books
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Eslahchi, Morteza; Osman, Ali – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
This article aims to analyse how one becomes a social entrepreneur. For this purpose, we interviewed the founders of five social entrepreneurial organisations active in the field of social integration in Sweden. To analyse our data we found situated learning theory in communities of practice to be a relevant lens. The results indicate that these…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Communities of Practice, Social Integration, Organizations (Groups)
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Lafferty, George; Francis, Lyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
The pandemic-induced suspension of international study tours in 2020 permits space within which to examine the specific role of the study tour supervisor and student learning. While there is a significant body of literature on student experiences, relatively little attention has been devoted to the supervisor's role. Drawing on a first-hand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Nursing Education
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Zhou, Hongyan; Tu, Chia-Ching – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
This study was designed to investigate factors that influence university teachers' lifelong learning from the perspective of professional development. This study built a framework on Jarvis' lifelong learning definition which is rooted in the constructivist paradigm, indicating that adult lifelong learning is a process constantly constructed and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Yen, Chia-Ming – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
This study explored the transformative outcomes of programmes and activities for family caregivers of people with dementia in Taiwan. Transformative learning theory was used to examine the relationship between participation and positive outcomes. A group of nonparticipants was included to provide a complete picture of the transformative learning…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Program Effectiveness, Caregiver Training, Caregivers
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