Tag: adult education

Just another student survey? – Point-of-contact survey feedback enhances the student experience and lets researchers gather data

Author: Warren Lake, William Boyd, Wendy Boyd and Suzi Hellmundt Southern Cross University Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight

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Insights into attrition from university-based enabling programs

Author: Cheryl Bookallil and Bobby Harreveld CQUniversity, Australia Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: High attrition rates from university-based enabling programs continue to be the subject of much research and administrative effort. Understanding the factors behind decisions to withdraw

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Second chance education: barriers, supports and engagement strategies

Author: Harry Savelsberg, Sylvia Pignata, Pauline Weckert University of South Australia Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups.

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Second chance learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria

Author: Tracey Ollis, Karen Starr, Cheryl Ryan, Jennifer Angwin and Ursula Harrison Deakin University Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local

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Expectations and reality: What you want is not always what you get

Authors: Arlene Garces-Ozanne and Trudy Sullivan, University of Otago Summary:  A total of 196 first year Principles of Economics I students participated in a study examining how students’ expectations about their course and grades are related to the grades they

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How a personal development program enhances social connection and mobilises women in the community

Authors: Nandila Spry, Hillsong City Care and Southern Cross University: Teresa Marchant, Griffith University Summary:  Gender equity and the empowerment of women is a significant international issue. Successful adult education programs are vital to enhance women’s situation. Lessons learned from a

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What’s politics got to do with it? ‘Power’ as a ‘threshold’ concept for undergraduate business students

Author: Paul D. Williams, Griffith University Summary:  Politics courses embedded in business and commerce degree programs have soared in number in recent years. Yet how business students, often compulsorily enrolled in politics courses, learn key politics concepts is an under-researched area.

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Basic concepts of the educational science sub-discipline of adult education

Author: Kaethe Schneider, Frederch-Schiller University, Jena, Thuringia, Germany Edition: Volume 45, Number 3, November 2005 Summary: In this study, a conceptual system is outlined for the educational science sub-discipline of adult education. Adults’ attending instruction or not attending instruction is conceptually specified.

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Issues in using self-evaluations in adult education and training

Author: James A Athanasou, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney Edition: Volume 45, Number 3, November 2005 Summary:  This paper focuses on two key aspects of self-evaluation in adult education and training through the perspective of (a) a social-cognitive framework which

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A case study of a volunteer-based literacy class with adults with developmental disabilities

Author: Jacqueline Lynch, York University, Toronto, Canada Edition: Volume 53, Number 2, July 2013 Summary: The purpose of this study was to examine participants’ perspectives on how a volunteer-based adult literacy class supports the learning of adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Interviews

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