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Misan, Gary; Ellis, Bronwyn; Hutchings, Olivia; Beech, Amy; Moyle, Courtney; Thiele, Nicola – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Intergenerational learning activities benefit both older and younger participants. The Whyalla Men's Shed (WMS) not only meets many of the needs of its older participants but has recently become involved in several initiatives that foster intergenerational collaboration and learning. An agreement between the University of South Australia (UniSA)…
Descriptors: Males, Intergenerational Programs, Health Promotion, Cooperative Learning
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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Several projects relating to older learners have been conducted over the past decade or so, some involving the University of the Third Age (U3A) Whyalla, as well as other groups composed of older citizens. Some provide examples of engagement with the local university campus; others have this potential. Here a wide range of learning activities, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Learning Activities
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Thomas, Kym; Ellis, Bronwyn; Kirkham, Renae; Parry, Louka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
The lower rates of participation in higher education of people from remote areas, together with the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education, make it less likely that students from remote Indigenous communities will aspire to attend university. Educators and community must develop working…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rural Areas, Indigenous Populations, Academic Aspiration