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Templeton, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
Mature-age postgraduate students are those who are late to higher education or have returned to postgraduate study after an educational hiatus in industry. While some mature-age students seek a postgraduate qualification out of extrinsic motivations such as for vocational reasons, there are older non-traditional students who seek higher status;…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Sustainability, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment
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Rodríguez-Fernández, Juan Ramón; Themelis, Spyros – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) is currently the principal mechanism for fighting poverty and achieving social inclusion among a plethora of social policies in the European Union (EU). In GMI, education and vocational training hold a major role in fighting social exclusion and promoting social cohesion. The first part of the paper discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Social Services, Public Policy
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Nieuwoudt, Johanna E. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
Studying at university can be a transformative experience; however, it can also be a stressful experience for many students. Research has shown that university students experience rates of psychological distress at higher rates than the general population. However, studies investigating the mental health of students enrolled in enabling programs…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Mental Health, Well Being, At Risk Students
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Malec-Rawinski, Malgorzata – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
The aim of the article is to understand ageing as a process of lifelong learning through a whole variety of experiences, to consider what ageing in a biographical perspective means, and to investigate the process of biographical ageing within identity formation. The method of the project was based on the employment of in-depth narrative interviews…
Descriptors: Biographies, Aging (Individuals), Lifelong Learning, Older Adults
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Jarvis, Lynn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2021
For some students, entering higher education entails considerable risk -- that is, the potential for harm or uncertainty. This is particularly true for students entering university via an alternative entry, enabling program. This study explored student experiences in Tasmania, Australia, as they progressed through their first semester of study in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Risk, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Billett, Stephen; Dymock, Darryl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
The origins and focuses of adult education across Western countries are often about meeting adults' needs, and for purposes they have nominated, not those compelled by others. Unlike other sectors (e.g. schools, vocational colleges and universities) that were mainly initiated and sustained by church or state, adult education has long been grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Students, Student Needs
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Amundsen, Diana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This article offers a historical analysis of the past sixty years of adult learning in Aotearoa New Zealand and critically appraises events which have shaped today's context. Drawing on a substantial body of research by key adult educators, researchers and scholars, the review assesses historical, socio-cultural, and political factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational History
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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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