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Trees, Kathryn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This paper discusses facilitating student collegiality within diverse student groups. It argues that diverse student groups of international, domestic, mature age and Gen Y students often have similar difficulties and strengths although they may occur for quite different reasons and understanding this is useful when deciding on teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Student Diversity, Collegiality
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Gervasoni, Ann; Smith, Jeremy; Howard, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This paper provides insight into the experience of Clemente humanities education for six regional and rural Australian women living around Ballarat. Each took part in an audio-taped semi-structured interview which explored the impact that university study had on their lives. Their responses suggest that Clemente Ballarat was life-giving. The…
Descriptors: Humanities, Womens Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Whannell, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This study examines the attrition and achievement of a sample of 295 students in an on-campus tertiary bridging program at a regional university. A logistic regression analysis using enrolment status, age and the number of absences from scheduled classes at week three of the semester as predictor variables correctly predicted 92.8 percent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
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Becker, Karen; Newton, Cameron; Sawang, Sukanlaya – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This study aims to identify and categorize barriers to e-learning adoption and the relative impact of those barriers on learners. It contributes to the understanding of learner perceptions of barriers, the different types of barriers and their relative importance. This study used a quantitative methodology grounded in previous literature. The…
Descriptors: Barriers, Electronic Learning, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Millman, Theresa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
In responding to a global audience, universities are increasingly bound up in priorities of maintaining viability within landscapes of globalised market imperatives, and with changing paradigms of purpose; universities need to be accessible to all. In Australia, pathways to university provided by Credit Transfer have increased student mobility;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, Adult Vocational Education, Technical Institutes
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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
Two qualitative research projects examined the impact of university study on two cohorts of mature-age students at a regional university in Australia. All the students interviewed had entered university via non-traditional pathways and had faced significant hurdles in gaining university entrance and continuing with their studies. The influence of…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Family Work Relationship, Qualitative Research
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Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
These notes and questions have been prepared to promote discussion of the ideas set out in the Clarifying paper, "Living and learning in EcCoWell cities" to be found on the PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) website. This Discussion Paper sets ten questions for discussion. We are hoping to encourage discussions of these issues around the world.
Descriptors: Discussion, Sharing Behavior, Productive Thinking, Problem Solving
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Widin, Jacquie; Yasukawa, Keiko; Chodkiewicz, Andrew – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The field of adult language, literacy and numeracy in Australia is a site of struggle as policy changes, new learner groups and new economic imperatives challenge teachers' expertise and beliefs about good teaching practice. This article examines the ways in which experienced adult language, literacy and numeracy teachers shape and reshape their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Numeracy
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Whannell, Patricia; Whannell, Robert; Allen, Bill – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This article describes the findings of an action research project which examined the link between academic self-efficacy and the study behaviours of students in a tertiary bridging program at a regional university in Australia. It describes the gap which exists between students' instruction in, and knowledge of, being a self-directed learner and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Independent Study
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Brooker, Abi; Lawrence, Jeanette A. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
We report the relationship between the cultural and educational challenges of immigrant adult students. Thirty-five recently arrived adults in a bridging course completed a self-administered, online computer interview to rate their exploration and commitment to their heritage and Australian cultures, and express their experiences with their own…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Black, Stephen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper describes pedagogy in a series of "diabetes literacy" programs involving culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The programs were jointly delivered in local community sites, including neighbourhood centres and public housing halls, by qualified nutritionists from a public health service and adult literacy…
Descriptors: Health Services, Literacy Education, Health Personnel, Diabetes
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Walter, Pierre – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This study examines how cultural codes in environmental adult education can be used to "frame" collective identity, develop counterhegemonic ideologies, and catalyse "educative-activism" within social movements. Three diverse examples are discussed, spanning environmental movements in urban Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,…
Descriptors: Social Action, Adult Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Ewing, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The purpose of this article is to describe a project with one Torres Strait Islander Community. It provides some insights into parents' funds of knowledge that are mathematical in nature, such as sorting shells and giving fish. The idea of funds of knowledge is based on the premise that people are competent and have knowledge that has been…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Relevance
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Chaston, Ian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine the performance of second tier UK universities in relation to the effectiveness of their knowledge management systems and involvement in open innovation. Data were acquired using a mail survey of academic staff in social science and business faculties in second tier institutions. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Business Administration Education
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Athanasou, James A. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper examines the performance of the eight major occupational categories across the four skill areas of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. The results indicated that some 38-64% of employed Australians were below minimal competence (at Level 1 or Level 2) in one of the four skill areas of prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Occupations, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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