Tag: informal learning

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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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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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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‘They’re funny bloody cattle’: encouraging rural men to learn

Author/s: Soapy Vallance and Barry Golding Edition: Volume 48, Number 2, July 2008 Summary: Our paper examines and analyses the contexts and organisations in rural and regional communities that informally and effectively encourage men to learn. It is based on

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Informal learning: a discussion around defining and researching its breadth and importance

Author/s: Barry Golding, Mike Brown and Annette Foley Edition: Volume 49, Number 1, April 2009 Summary: Informal learning has often been seen as formal learning’s ‘poor cousin’. Our paper explores and discusses new and different ways of thinking about defining,

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Formal and informal learning opportunities in government organisations: Experiences of public sector employees from six Asian nations

Author/s: Intan A. Mokhtar Edition: Volume 50, Number 2, July 2010 Summary: Lifelong learning and professional development have been the focus of government organisations after the 21st  century was declared the ‘learning century’, amidst the impact of globalisation and growth

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL): can intersubjectivity and philosophy of recognition support better equity outcomes?

Author/s: Jen Hamer Edition: Volume 51, Special edition, December 2011 Summary: The formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) has long been lauded and even, one might suggest, doggedly pursued as a tool of social justice and equity within education sectors

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Utopian scenario sketching: An imaginal pedagogy for life giving civilisation

Author/s: Peter Willis Edition: Volume 51, Number 3, November 2011 Summary: This paper argues that learning for human flourishing needs a balance between small-scale, convivial experiences, imaginary and creative expression, logical, rational planning and autonomous, purposive practices.

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Adults’ participation in informal learning activities: Key findings from the adult education participation survey in Taiwan

Author/s:  Horng-Ji Lai and Ming-Lieh Wu, Ai-Tzu Li Edition: Volume 51, Number 3, November 2011 Summary: This study investigated the informal learning experiences expressed by Taiwanese adults (aged from 16 to 97) and examined their involvement related to selected socio-demographic characteristics.

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Informal learning in the workplace: A review of the literature

Author/s: Megan Le Clus Edition: Volume 51, Number 2, July 2011 Summary: In the last few decades, the workplace has been increasingly recognised as a legitimate environment for learning new skills and knowledge, which in turn enables workers to participate

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