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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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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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Weuffen, Sara; Andrews, Tulsa; Roberts, Kate – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Despite their position as providers of tertiary education, universities sit beyond normalised discourses of education where qualifications, registration, and continuing professional development are concerned. In this case study, we explore how participation in an academic induction program (AIP) builds foundational andragogy knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Teaching Skills
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Patil, Tejaswini; Hunt, Michelle; Cooper, Kimberlea; Townsend, Rob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This article reflects on the developmental process of a case-based experiential learning model: the Federation University model, in an undergraduate community and human services program at a regional university. There is abundant literature that addresses the use and need for introducing experiential learning at the subject/unit level in community…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Study, Experiential 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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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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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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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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Elsom, Sandra; Greenaway, Ruth; Marshman, Margaret – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The benefits of higher education to individuals and to society are acknowledged both in Australia and internationally. Increased access to higher education means that greatly diverse students are beginning their tertiary learning journey. We investigate the experiences of a group of non-traditional students undertaking a tertiary preparation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, Student Experience
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Johns, Susan; Crawford, Nicole; Hawkins, Cherie; Jarvis, Lynn; Harris, Mike; McCormack, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Many rural communities have a pool of mature-aged local people seeking a career change or better lifestyle, which inevitably involves reskilling or upskilling. These people have strong local ties and are committed to their community. University enabling programs provide a bridge to higher education. This longitudinal study explores the impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies, Adult Students
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