Category: Research report

Tertiary study: Barriers and benefits for health and human services professionals

Author: Amy Gibbons, University of Tasmania Edition: Volume 53, Number 3, November 2013 Summary:   Results from two 2012 surveys exploring the barriers and benefits of tertiary study for staff within the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services suggest that encouraging

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Literacy strategies used by adults with intellectual disability in negotiating their everyday community environments

Authors: Michelle F. Morgan, Karen B. Moni and Monica Cuskelly; University of Queensland Edition: Volume 53, Number 3, November 2013 Summary:    This paper presents the findings from one part of a participatory research investigation about the literacy strategies used by three

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Learning a new lifestyle

Author: Christina Kargillis, University of Technology Sydney & Flinders University. Edition: Volume 53, Number 3, November 2013 Summary:  This paper explores the role of innovation in overcoming the challenges and negotiations within the ‘lifestyle migration’ or sea/tree change of working

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Ready for action and civic engagement: Resilient third age women learners in rural Australia

Author: Glenna Lear, University of South Australia Edition: Volume 53, Number 3, November 2013 Summary: This paper discusses the power of local and experiential knowledge, civic engagement and social transformation on rural third age women’s learning. My passion for learning

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The globalisation of thinking styles: East meets West or never the twain shall meet

Author: Francesco Sofa, University of Canberra Edition: Volume 45, Number 3, November 2005 Summary:  The research examined how Chinese leaders view the thinking process, what thinking styles they value and how they prefer to think. The methodological framework used quantitative analyses

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‘SERPS Up’: Support, Engagement and Retention of Postgraduate Students – a model of postgraduate support

Authors: Margaret Alston, Juliane Allan, Karen Bell, Andy Brown, Jane Dowling, Pat Hamilton, Jenny McKinnon, Noela McKinnon, Rol Mitchell, Kerri Whittenbury, Bruce Valentine, Alison Wicks, and Rachael Williams; Charles Sturt University Edition: Volume 45, Number 2, July 2005 Summary:  The federal

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Assessor judgements and everyday worker performance

Author: Hilary Timma, Recently completed PhD studies, The University of Melbourne Edition: Volume 45, Number 2, July 2005 Summary:  The subjective nature of assessment focuses attention on the prior perceptions that workplace assessors can bring to formal assessment activities, regarding the

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A learner perspective on barriers to e-learning

Authors: Karen Becker, Cameron Newton, Sukanlaya Sawang; Queensland University of Technology Edition: Volume 53, Number 2, July 2013 Summary: This study aims to identify and categorize barriers to e-learning adoption and the relative impact of those barriers on learners. It contributes

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The ‘double-edged sword’ of the adult learning environment

Authors: Sara Murray and Jane Mitchell: Charles Sturt University Edition: Volume 53, Number 1, April 2013 Summary: The vocational education and training sector plays a critical role in the provision of educational opportunities for young adults who have left school prior

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Time, money, leisure and guilt – the gendered challenges of higher education for mature-age students

Author: Cathy Stone: Open Universities Australia and The University of Newcastle, Australia Edition: Volume 53, Number 1, April 2013 Summary: Two qualitative research projects examined the impact of university study on two cohorts of mature-age students at a regional university in

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