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Kong, Eric; Harmsworth, Sarah; Rajaeian, Mohammad Mehdi; Parkes, Geoffrey; Bishop, Sue; AlMansouri, Bassim; Lawrence, Jill – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is used broadly and inclusively to describe communities with diverse language, ethnic background, nationality, dress, traditions, food, societal structures, art and religion characteristics. Domestic CALD people are either refugees or voluntary migrants and have obtained permanent residency or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Refugees, Student Adjustment
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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Gibbs, Gael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
University-based enabling programs have become an important pathway to university for non-traditional students. There is increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms that facilitate retention and success of enabling pathway students, with the aim of developing effective strategies for maximising opportunities for university access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, College Programs
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Chesters, Jenny; Watson, Louise – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
The expansion of the higher education sector in Australia opened up new pathways into university increasing the diversity of the student population. For non-traditional students, those who did not successfully complete secondary school, barriers to gaining entry into university have been dismantled, however, previous research suggests that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Student Attrition
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James, Trixie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Australia wide, universities are offering tertiary education to the broader socio-economic cohort; however, alongside this educational reform, there is a concern that students who have been away from the formal education context for many years may not cope with the rigors of university. Consequently, prior to and conditional to admission to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, College Freshmen, Student Experience
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Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael; Robertson, Ann; Grainger, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow's transformative learning theory as well as providing arguments that validate it. Our paper exemplifies how Mezirow's theory can help adult educators and prospective school teachers understand that social structures and belief systems can influence student learning, that learners make…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Females, Doctoral Degrees
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Bone, Jane; Edwards, Susan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
A PAL (Peer-Assisted Learning) project supported research that focused on e-learning and Web 2.0 technologies as part of a pedagogical approach in the context of a tertiary institution. This project responded to a call for a rejuvenation of conventional approaches to pedagogy while teaching an early childhood unit in a large Australian university.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Peer Teaching
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McDougall, Jenny – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The objective of achieving a sense of "authenticity" in an educational context is one that might have immediate appeal, though how this is defined, let alone achieved, remains contested. The concept of "authentic discussion" has traditionally been used in the context of classroom English teaching in schools, but this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Learning
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne; Hepple, Erika – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper describes a public pedagogy project embedded into The Global Teacher, a subject within the Bachelor of Education program for student teachers at an Australian university. The subject provides a global perspective on socio-political issues that shape education. In 2013, The Global Teacher introduced an approach that asked student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Exhibits, Preservice Teachers
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Williams, Jo – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This article considers the Chilean student movement and its ten-year struggle for public education as an example of public pedagogy. Secondary and university students, along with the parents, teachers, workers and community members who have supported them, have engaged in the most sustained political activism seen in Chile since the democratic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Hall, Lisa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Tertiary enabling programs have become an increasingly important part of the post-secondary schooling landscape. In recognition of the need for increased access for certain under-represented groups within the university population, enabling, bridging or foundational programs are offered by a large number of universities in Australia as alternative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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McCarthy, Grace – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Adult learners undertaking a coursework masters are understandably nervous about undertaking research projects. However if done well, such projects represent a way to encourage the quantity and quality of practitioner research, which is important in all management disciplines, not only the emerging discipline of coaching. This paper offers an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Coaching (Performance), Graduate Students
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McGloin, Colleen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper reflects on a particular class in an undergraduate seminar in Australian Indigenous Studies where anecdote played a crucial role and where both the teacher and learners were challenged to consider their implication as racialised subjects in the teaching and learning process. The paper argues that student anecdote can be a vital bridge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Studies
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Whannell, Robert; Whannell, Patricia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This study presents the findings of the second phase of a project examining the attrition and progression of two cohorts of students in a tertiary bridging program at a regional university in Australia. The first phase of the study (Whannell, 2013) based on data collected up to week 5 of the bridging program identified age, academic achievement on…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Failure
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Benson, Robyn; Heagney, Margaret; Hewitt, Lesley; Crosling, Glenda; Devos, Anita – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This paper reports on a longitudinal project examining how a group of students from diverse backgrounds succeeded in higher education. The project explored participants' pathways into higher education, how they managed their studies, and their reflections at course completion. In this paper, the concept of perspective transformation is used to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Success, Transformative Learning, Longitudinal Studies
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Garces-Ozanne, Arlene; Sullivan, Trudy – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
A total of 196 first year Principles of Economics I students participated in a study examining how students' expectations about their course and grades are related to the grades they actually receive. We empirically test whether there is a significant difference between the students' grade expectations and the actual grades they receive, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Economics Education
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