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Townsend, Rob; Hood, Michelle – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Studies about equine therapies or equine experiential learning recommend that significantly more research, specifically longitudinal research, across age groups, genders, contexts and client cohorts needs to occur in diverse contexts. There exists diverse equine-related programs which engage with a range of cohorts, specifically; young children…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Behavior Change, Experiential Learning
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Diep, Anh Nguyet; Zhu, Chang; Cocquyt, Céline; de Greef, Maurice; Vo, Minh Hien; Vanwing, Tom – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Identifying and fulfilling adult learners' needs is critical to instructional designs aimed at enhancing their achievement and self-empowerment. In reviewing different theories and perspectives on adult learning and online and blended learning (OBL), it is noteworthy that there is not a comprehensive framework to guide the design of OBL…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Needs, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning
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de Morais, Marianna Müller; Rapsová, Lucia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
According to international documents, older people have the right to fully develop their skills and and knowledge, and to have a sense of dignity. Seniors with disabilities also have the same rights. For this reason, it is necessary to provide personal development and education that enables a good quality of life, in spite of their disability.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Psychological Needs, Older Adults, Disabilities
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Mullen, Clayton; Mariam, Yohannes – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Power engineering certification in Canada comprises a hierarchical, graduated system available to both young and adult learners. This paper offers insight into the knowledge gap regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers' decision to pursue advanced certification in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, with implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Barriers, Engineering Education
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Gat, Sarah; Pade, Margalit; Bar, Michal Avrech – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of implementing a creative art activity in a problem-based learning (PBL) course on occupational therapy (OT) students and their tutors. A qualitative-ethnographic study was conducted during 2016-2017. In one meeting of a PBL course, 126 first year OT undergraduate students were asked to create a…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Activities, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Stone, Cathy; Springer, Matthew – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
An increasing number of students entering Australian higher education are choosing to study in an online mode. Attrition rates for online students are considerably higher than for students studying primarily on-campus, with evidence suggesting that the isolation of online study combined with the challenges of technology, academic expectations and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The study uses a pre-test, post-test experimental randomised control group design to examine the effects of a blended learning environment on Chinese adult learners' English acquisition. At the initial stage the study constructed a blended learning environment composed of three parts: task-based online learning, group-based peer learning and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Adult Students, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Muñoz-Rodríguez, Jose-Manuel; Serrate-González, Sara; Navarro, Ana-Belén – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Through the theoretical framework of pedagogy and education as an instrument of social and personal development, this study addresses two key issues for the construction of a mature-older person's identity, namely, generativity and life satisfaction. The main aim here is to explore the generative interest and life satisfaction of a group of…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, College Students, Nontraditional Students
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O'Rourke, John Andrew; Relf, Bronwyn; Crawford, Nicole; Sharp, Sue – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
The curricula in higher education not only provides guidance and direction for students, but aligns with industry standards to safeguard quality offerings in specific programs. While there has been increasing focus on the importance of the curriculum particularly for first year university students, very little is known about the curriculum and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Curriculum Design, Institutional Cooperation
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Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre…
Descriptors: Social Change, Older Adults, Females, Activism
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Hedegaard, Joel; Ahl, Helene Ahl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
This article explores the effects of activities in Men's Sheds on elderly women. Specifically, it investigates the opportunities that are made available for women when their husband/partner becomes active in the Men's Shed movement; focussing on 'empowerment', 'gender identity' and 'well-being'. Five focus group interviews and eight individual…
Descriptors: Females, Older Adults, Freedom, Spouses
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Zivkovic, Sharon – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
While active citizenship education programs are assumed to have positive benefits for the active citizenship practice of participants (UNESCO, 2009, p. 4), there is actually little evidence that programs do (de Weerd, Gemmeke, Rigter & van Riji, 2005, p. vii). This paper discusses a research project that aimed to determine and increase the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development, Program Effectiveness, Power Structure
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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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Amundsen, Diana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
This article reveals the complexities of Indigenous students navigating the neoliberal model of education through an examination of Maori transitions into higher education contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand. In a recently completed doctoral study, the lived transition experiences of Indigenous Maori higher education students were critically…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Neoliberalism
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