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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Jones, Angela; Geerlings, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Pre-university enabling programs provide an important pathway to university for underprepared and disadvantaged students. In order to adequately prepare students for their university journey, enabling educators need to understand and respond to the evolving needs of their learners; not only their academic disparity, but also their past learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Science Instruction
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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Older Adults, Questionnaires
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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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Ünlühisarcikli, Özlem – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Informal learning and how individuals learn in the workplace have gained increasing attention by researchers in recent years. In relation to other learning activities, informal learning constitutes a substantial part of an adult's life. This paper explores the informal workplace learning experiences of graduate student employees. Data was…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Learning Experience
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de Palo, Valeria; Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study assesses the efficacy of e-learning content that has been adapted to cognitive styles in a sample of older adults. Since the personalisation of learning content has been generally associated with learning processes, it was hypothesised that intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning and learning strategies would…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Hypothesis Testing, Learning Motivation, Metacognition
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Furlonger, Brett; Snell, Tristan; Di Mattia, Michael; Reupert, Andrea – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Increased demand for counselling services has escalated the need for quality counsellor education programs. Striving to achieve quality in course design is a process not often articulated publicly. To address this gap, the design and development of a counsellor education course is described and includes the sources of knowledge that influenced its…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Problem Solving, Counseling Services, Counselor Training
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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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Couch, Jen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article uses an auto-ethnographic approach to explore the reflections and insights that occurred during my teaching of a subject in adolescent development on the Thai Burma border. This paper adopts a relatively descriptive style to a personal reflection of teaching on the border and how it transformed the way I teach and made me look at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Curriculum Implementation, Ethnography
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Small, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The purpose of this paper is two fold: to look at Mornington U3A in organisational terms and then look at U3AM as a loosely coupled system. One outcome of the study would be to undertake further analyses of U3As in Victoria to determine the levels of bureaucracy under which each operates. Questions to be asked: are U3As in Victoria operating as…
Descriptors: Organizational Theories, Organizational Objectives, Universities, College Administration
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William; Boyd, Wendy; Hellmundt, Suzi – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight into the potential ways that curriculum can be modified and how content can be better delivered. However, the benefit to the current students undertaking the survey is not always evident. By modifying Biggs'…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Feedback (Response), Student Experience, College Students
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Bookallil, Cheryl; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
High attrition rates from university-based enabling programs continue to be the subject of much research and administrative effort. Understanding the factors behind decisions to withdraw from such programs is difficult since those who do not successfully complete an enabling program may not readily agree to participate in research into their…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Adult Programs, College Programs, Access to Education
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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Angwin, Jennifer; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local communities they play an important role in decreasing social isolation and building social inclusion. The focus of this research is on adult learners and adult learning that engages with "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Savelsberg, Harry; Pignata, Silvia; Weckert, Pauline – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This paper focusses on the strategies used to support positive engagement in second chance equity programs, drawing upon evaluation research data from four TAFE sponsored…
Descriptors: Barriers, Interviews, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article reflects on adult offenders' perceptions of rehabilitation programs in Africa. It also evaluates whether offenders are consulted when planning rehabilitation programs. Adult education principles were used as a lens to understand offenders' perceptions of rehabilitation programs. Using an interpretive paradigm and qualitative approach,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criminals, Rehabilitation Programs, Adult Education
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Brennan, Barrie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Barrie Brennan's thesis entitled "Continuing Professional Education in Australia. A Tale of Missed Opportunities" offers a history of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the Australian context. This paper arose from Brennan's research for his thesis and is focused on issues that arose from the introduction of Australia's…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Professional Continuing Education, Reflection, Educational History
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