Author: Ajal

Book review: Teaching International Students in Vocational Education: New Pedagogical Approaches

The Work: Teaching International Students in Vocational Education: New Pedagogical Approaches byLy Thi Tran, ACER Press, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 2013 Reviewer: Jonathan Tyner Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 In Brief:  Dr. Ly Thi Tran is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin

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Learning cities on the move

Author: Peter Kearns, PASCAL International Observatory Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  The modern Learning City concept emerged from the work of OECD on lifelong learning with streams of Learning Cities and Educating Cities having much in common but

Posted in ACE, Non-refereed article

1974 -1976: The seeds of longevity in a pathway to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW

Authors: Josephine May and Rosalie Bunn, University of Newcastle Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  By the 1960s equality of opportunity was a dominant theme in social science research, and in keeping with this trend, the Whitlam Labor Government

Posted in ACE, Higher Education, Refereed article

Epistemological development and critical thinking in post secondary

Author: Jennifer Ouellette-Schramm, Hamline University Minnesota, & St. Catherine University Minneapolis Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  Using Kegan’s constructive-developmental theory, this study explores to what extent epistemological development is a factor in critical thinking performance and learning in

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The quest for authenticity: A study of an online discussion forum and the needs of adult learners

Author: Jenny McDougall, Central Queensland University Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  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

Posted in ACE, Higher Education, Refereed article

Targeting assessment for developing adult lifelong learners: assessing the ability to commit

Author: Ya-Hui Su, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  In this article, I propose that neither traditional assessment nor alternative, competence-based assessment is adequate to meet the challenges of uncertain change.

Posted in ACE, Higher Education, Refereed article

Connecting in rhizomic spaces: Peer-assisted learning (PAL) and e-learning in teacher education

Authors: Jane Bone and Susan Edwards, Australian Catholic University Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  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

Posted in ACE, Refereed article, Research report

Self-advocacy and its impacts for adults with developmental disabilities

Authors: Thomas G. Ryan and Sarah Griffiths, Nipissing University, Canada Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  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,

Posted in ACE, Refereed article

Putting transformative learning theory into practice

Authors: Michael Christie, Michael Carey, Ann Robertson and Peter Grainger, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 Summary:  This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow’s transformative learning theory as well

Posted in ACE, Higher Education, Refereed article

AJAL Volume 55/ Number 1 / April 2015

This edition of AJAL is available for purchase in .pdf ALA Members can download a free copy of this edition by logging in to the member area of the ALA website here:  AJAL Past Editions     Share this page.

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