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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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Ryan, Thomas G.; Griffiths, Sarah – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The following review of literature illuminates self-advocacy from a North American transformational learning perspective via meaningful impacts, which arise for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as various communities and their members. For adults with developmental disabilities, increased leadership capabilities and the evolution of…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Literature Reviews
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Le Clus, Megan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In the last few decades, the workplace has been increasingly recognised as a legitimate environment for learning new skills and knowledge, which in turn enables workers to participate more effectively in ever-changing work environments. Within the workplace, there is the potential for continuous learning to occur not only through formal learning…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Literature Reviews, Educational History, Learning Processes
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du Plessis, Karin; Anstey, Kaarin J.; Schlumpp, Arianne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Demographic trends indicate that older adults live longer and maintain active lifestyles. The majority are educated and many enjoy the stimulation that ongoing learning opportunities present. In order for these older adults to benefit from learning opportunities, circumstances specific to these individuals (e.g. age-related decline) need to be…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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Campbell, Coral; Smith, Erica; Siesmaa, Emma – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Throughout the world, people have to deal with the issues of global warming and other more direct consequences of environmental change. This paper considers how a local newspaper has an educative function in a small community in advising people of specific issues and learning how to deal with changing resources. Across the period of several months…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Rural Areas, Newspapers
Townsend, Rob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2008
This article presents the outcomes of recent research into adult education programs and experiences in the Shire of Campaspe, a region in northern Victoria. Research data of people from diverse cultural backgrounds reveal how individuals can utilize adult education as a space to explore their own social and cultural isolation in a regional…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Cultural Isolation, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Alansari, Eissa M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
The purpose of this study is to review the success of implementation of cooperative learning in various courses delivered at the Center for Community Service and Continuing Education at Kuwait University. According to recent research in the field of social cognition, learning situations which make use of the social context often achieve superior…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Okoroma, N. S. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
The poor performance of the education sector in Nigeria has become very worrisome. What is the problem? Is the educational policy faulty or is it the implementation that is faulty? What are the implications for national development? These are the issues explored in this paper, based on a literature review approach. The findings blame the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Performance Factors
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Dadswell, Gordon – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Presents evidence demonstrating that, although Colin Robert Badger claimed to have originated the model for Australia's Council of Adult Education, another unacknowledged model had actually formed the basis of it. States that the Badger narrative has become an enduring myth in Australian adult education history. (Contains 20 archival and 36…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Baxter, Cliff – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Analysis of newspapers of the dominant and indigenous cultures of Australia from colonial times to the present shows how they provide different perspectives on Australian history. The recent growth of the indigenous press will tell a different side of that history in the future. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Colonialism, Cultural Maintenance, Foreign Countries
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Arnott, Allan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Reviews the history of adult education in Australia's Northern Territory, 1974-1989, and compares it to the current state. Finds that adult education resources were greater 15 years ago. Current training funding and delivery lacks context, community control, and local, especially indigenous, input. (Contains 69 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources
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Thompson, Kelvin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Reviews Literature on constructivism and adult learning in order to derive principles for technology-based professional development and curriculum design. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Technology
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Merlyn, Teri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
More than the liberal tradition, the radical tradition has been the influential developmental force in adult education. Although late 20th-century events have disrupted that tradition, it is critical to maintain radicalism as a force for emancipatory education in the current environment, which emphasizes vocationalism and globalism. (Contains 53…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Philosophy, Liberalism, Role of Education
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Wagner, Regine; Childs, Merilyn; Houlbrook, Mick – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Presents economic responsiveness and critical social pedagogy as the main forces in work-based learning. Describes research of Australia's Research Centre for Learning and Social Transformation, which is guided by principles of accessibility, shared knowledge production, and multidisciplinary learning. (Contains 41 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research and Development Centers
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Deissinger, Thomas – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Germany's Dual System of apprenticeship and training has been criticized for obsolescence and social segmentation. Some advocate a more flexible approach to improve training programs. Although new types of training are emerging, the lower end of the qualifications ladder is being neglected. (Contains 60 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Job Training