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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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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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Mullen, Clayton; Mariam, Yohannes – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Power engineering certification in Canada comprises a hierarchical, graduated system available to both young and adult learners. This paper offers insight into the knowledge gap regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers' decision to pursue advanced certification in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, with implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Barriers, Engineering Education
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Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre…
Descriptors: Social Change, Older Adults, Females, Activism
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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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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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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Angwin, Jennifer; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local communities they play an important role in decreasing social isolation and building social inclusion. The focus of this research is on adult learners and adult learning that engages with "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Rawinski, Malgorzata Malec – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The general aim of this paper is to present some insights into Polish senior immigrants in Sweden. In particular, it seeks to identify and illustrate the important contribution of previous generations of Polish senior immigrants in building on the diverse culture, traditions and values of the Polish community (Polonia) in Sweden. The paper…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Learning Experience, Older Adults, Immigrants
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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Findsen, Brian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article investigates the engagement of universities in older adult education in the specific context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Initially, the broader context of the tertiary education system and the place of universities within it are explained. Not unexpectedly adult education, and particularly older adult education, exists only on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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John, Vaughn M. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
After more than three decades of development, transformative learning theory is currently a major theory of adult learning. It has also attracted substantial critique, leading to further development, application and differentiation. Recent contributions to this vast scholarship show a quest for a more unified theory. This article examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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