Category: Research report

Literacy mediation in neighbourhood houses

Author: Sally Thompson Edition: Volume 55, Number 3, November 2015 Summary:  Interactions between staff in Neighbourhood Houses, and the socially and educationally disadvantaged community members who visit Neighbourhood Houses, have been viewed through many lenses, including community development, social support, caring

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The meaning of learning on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

Author: Kyung-Mi Im, Howon University, Korea; JuSung Jun, Soongsil University, Korea Edition: Volume 55, Number 2, July 2015 Summary:  The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of travellers on the Camino de Santiago in order to find out

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Motivating and enabling adult learners to develop research skills

Author: Grace McCarthy, University of Wollongong Edition: Volume 55, Number 2, July 2015 Summary:  Adult learners undertaking a coursework masters are understandably nervous about undertaking research projects. However if done well, such projects represent a way to encourage the quantity and quality

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Work-based researchers and Communities of Practice: Conceptual and gestational dilemmas

Author: Andrew Sense, University of Wollongong Edition: Volume 55, Number 2, July 2015 Summary:  Drawing on a presumption that a Community of Practice (COP) can add significant value to the situated learning development of adults in any context, this paper exposes and

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Developing and using green skills for the transition to a low carbon economy

Author: Mike Brown, LaTrobe University Edition: Volume 55, Number 2, July 2015 Summary:  One of the strategies being advocated in response to climate change is the need to transition to a low carbon economy. Current projections show that within this transition,

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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

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Policy and barriers related to implementing adult e-learning in Taiwan

Authors: Hsiu-Ying Chung, Gwo-Guang Lee and Shih-Hwa Liu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Edition: Volume 54, Number 3, November 2014 Summary:  The work quality of public servants direct affects a country’s administrative performance, and the Taiwan government has

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Educational biographies in Germany: From secondary school general education to lifelong learning?

Author: Harry Friebel, University of Hamburg Summary:  This article addresses the change in the transitional process from secondary school general education to gainful employment within the framework of societal modernisation processes in Germany. We analyse the relationship between the options

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Identifying tertiary bridging students at risk of failure in the first semester of undergraduate study

Authors: Robert Whannell and Patricia Whannell, University of New England Summary:  This study presents the findings of the second phase of a project examining the attrition and progression of two cohorts of students in a tertiary bridging program at a

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Exploring how short-term overseas study programs impact students’ personal growth

Authors: Jean-Pierre Fenech, Monash University; Sylvana Fenech, RMIT University; Jacqueline Birt, University of Queensland Edition: Volume 53, Number 3, November 2013 Summary:  This paper is an exploratory study of the impact of short-term overseas study programs on participants’ personal growth in

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