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Akinsooto, Tajudeen Ade; Akpomuje, Paul Young – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study identified informal economic activities in Hausa community in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It examined how people acquire knowledge and skills about the identified informal economic activities and provided explanation on why people prefer informal economic activities to other types of economic activities to making a living in Hausa community in…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Poverty, Ethnic Groups, Informal Education
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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Neighbourhood Houses in Australia are spaces of education and learning that cater to and work with adult learners across a lifespan. They are known as fourth sector education providers in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. With a history spanning nearly 45 years, Neighbourhood Houses provide vital education opportunities for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Centers, Adult Education
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McKay, Veronica – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls on countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Sub-goal 4.6 aims to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults of both genders achieve literacy and numeracy, with literacy being regarded indispensable not only for the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Learning Activities
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Duke, Chris – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The need for individual, community and institutional lifelong learning grows and changes with turbulent social, political and economic change. The national adult education non-government organisation (NGO), Adult Learning Australia, can influence the course of policymaking and ultimately the national culture through diverse activities within or…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Kole, Karly – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This paper explores the role of fairy tales in relation to literacy, affective learning, self-authoring and narrative quest. The study examines fairy tales in the context of the New Literacy Studies with regard to improving cognitive, linguistic and creative writing skills for adult literacy learners.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Fairy Tales, Adult Literacy, Adult Education
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Neary, Joanne; Osborne, Michael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
While initial discussions of the third mission of universities focussed on market-orientated behaviours of universities, more recently it has been connected to activities that focus on social justice and promoting sustainability (Trencher, Bai, Evans, McCormick & Yarime, 2014; Appe & Barragán, 2017). It has been suggested that the third…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Community Involvement
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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The idea of learning throughout life has been present in educational thinking since Plato. However, as a guiding principle for integrating educational efforts, it is a much more recent development. This paper canvasses the rise of interest in lifelong learning internationally as a policy initiative, an umbrella under which other learning policies…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Economic Climate, Educational Policy
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Yao, Chunlin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
The study adopts a semi-structured survey to examine the effects of a blended learning environment in adult education in promoting sustainable development. The study analyses the development of blended learning environments in China, and some challenges that China faces in sustainable development. Based on the analysis results, the study revealed…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Art Education, Adult Education, Sustainable Development
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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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