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#Tear : Revista de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
(Pensamiento), (palabra) y obra     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
21. Yüzyılda Eğitim Ve Toplum Eğitim Bilimleri Ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access  
21st Century Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
@tic. revista d'innovació educativa     Open Access  
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ABDIMAS ALTRUIS : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Academic Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Academy of Management Learning and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Accounting & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Accounting Education: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Açıköğretim Uygulamaları ve Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Acta Didactica Norge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Educationis Generalis     Open Access  
Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia     Open Access  
Acta Scientiarum. Education     Open Access  
Action in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Action Learning: Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 335)
Actualidades Pedagógicas     Open Access  
Adelphi series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Adiyaman University Journal of Educational Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administração Educacional     Open Access  
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 202)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204)
Advanced Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Building Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion     Partially Free   (Followers: 10)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Africa Education Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 25)
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access  
Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AIDS Education and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ainedidaktiikka     Open Access  
Akadémiai Értesítö     Full-text available via subscription  
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksis : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Al-Idarah : Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
Al-Jabar : Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Mudarris : Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Tadris : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Arab     Open Access  
Al-Tadzkiyyah : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Al-Tanzim : Jurnal Manajemen Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Alan Eğitimi Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Alexandria : Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Alotrop     Open Access  
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Alteridad     Open Access  
Amasya Universitesi Egitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Ambiente & Educação : Revista de Educação Ambiental     Open Access  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 198)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
American Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 234)
American Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
American String Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ana Dili Eğitimi Dergisi / Journal of Mother Tongue Education     Open Access  
Anadolu Journal Of Educational Sciences International     Open Access  
Anadolu University Journal of Education Faculty     Open Access  
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio N – Educatio Nova     Open Access  
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anuario Pilquen : Sección Divulgación Científica     Open Access  
Apertura. Revista de innovación educativa‏     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apex : New Zealand Journal of Gifted Children     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Measurement in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aprender     Open Access  
AR-RIAYAH : Jurnal Pendidikan Dasar     Open Access  
Arabia     Open Access  
Arabiyatuna : Jurnal Bahasa Arab     Open Access  
Archivos de Ciencias de la Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Areté, Revista Digital del Doctorado en Educación de la Universidad Central de Venezuela     Open Access  
Ars Educandi     Open Access  
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Arts Education Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Artseduca : Revista electrónica de educación en las ARTES     Open Access  
ASEAN Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Asian Journal of English Language Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ASp     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Assessing Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 180)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Taqaddum     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Atenas : Revista Científico Pedagógica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Athenea Digital     Open Access  
ATIKAN : Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan (Journal of Educational Studies)     Open Access  
Aula Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aula de Encuentro     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian Educational Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Australian Journal of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Australian Journal of Environmental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 473)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 307)
Avaliação : Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)     Open Access  
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Barn : Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BC TEAL Journal     Open Access  
BELAJEA : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
BELIA : Early Childhood Education Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Berkeley Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bildung und Erziehung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bio-Lectura     Open Access  
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Bioma : Jurnal Ilmiah Biologi     Open Access  
Biosaintifika : Journal of Biology & Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biosfer : Jurnal Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
Biosfer : Jurnal Tadris Biologi     Open Access  
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
BMC Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Técnico do Senac     Open Access  
British Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 222)
British Journal of Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 186)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 191)
British Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
British Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British Journal of Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Buabandit Journal of Educational Administration     Open Access  
Buletin Fisika     Open Access  
Bulletin De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     Open Access  
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Caderno de Educação     Open Access  
Caderno Intersabares     Open Access  
Cadernos CEDES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Educação     Open Access  
Cadernos de Estudos e Pesquisa na Educação Básica     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Pesquisa em Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadmo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cakrawala Pendidikan     Open Access  
Calidad en la educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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Australian Journal of Adult Learning
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.297
Number of Followers: 15  
 
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  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - From the editor's desk
    • Abstract: Ollis, Trace
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Interactivity, connectedness and 'teacher-presence':
           Engaging and retaining students online
    • Abstract: Stone, Cathy; Springer, Matthew
      An increasing number of students entering Australian higher education are choosing to study in an online mode. Attrition rates for online students are considerably higher than for students studying primarily on-campus, with evidence suggesting that the isolation of online study combined with the challenges of technology, academic expectations and pressure from other areas of students' lives, are significant contributors to this. However, there is also evidence to indicate that a supportive and engaging online teaching and learning environment, can help to mitigate against these difficulties and lead to increased student retention. This paper outlines the findings from a recent study with 16 universities, which demonstrated the importance of online 'teacher presence', combined with engaging, inclusive and interactive design, content and delivery. One example is provided of changes implemented in an online unit of study at a regional Australian university, in response to these findings, with positive effects on student engagement. Such changes at the individual unit level can indeed make a positive difference on a small scale; however, institutional commitment to improving the quality of online education is needed to extend such successes to the broader online student population.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - A picture paints a thousand words: Collage-making in
           higher education problem-based learning
    • Abstract: Gat, Sarah; Pade, Margalit; Avrech Bar, Michal
      The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of implementing a creative art activity in a problem-based learning (PBL) course on occupational therapy (OT) students and their tutors. A qualitative-ethnographic study was conducted during 2016-2017. In one meeting of a PBL course, 126 first year OT undergraduate students were asked to create a collage reflecting the case study they chose, followed by a discussion of their experience. Thirty-four students and nine tutors participated in the study. Qualitative analysis was conducted using focus groups, semi-structured interviews, open questionnaires and observations. Findings of the qualitative analysis revealed four main categories: attachment to the client, change in the meeting's atmosphere, developing learning skills, and a creative art activity as a learning, treating and tutoring tool. Implementation of a creative art activity in a PBL course provided enrichment for students in the form of a learning and treatment tool and for tutors in the form of an instruction tool. This study sheds new light on active learning and teaching, and offers some important insights regarding the use of creative art activities in higher education.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Adult learning: Barriers and enablers to advancement
           in Canadian power engineering
    • Abstract: Mullen, Clayton; Mariam, Yohannes
      Power engineering certification in Canada comprises a hierarchical, graduated system available to both young and adult learners. This paper offers insight into the knowledge gap regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers' decision to pursue advanced certification in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, with implications for adult learning in the power engineering sector of Canada. Comprehension of factors that influence intentions for power engineering certification may illuminate barriers and enablers to adult learning and provide evidentiary knowledge to support a format that facilitates advancement of certification. The research methodology was quantitative correlational design in which linear and logistic regressions employing a modified Bonferroni equivalent alpha were utilised. An original survey was developed for the study and pilot tested for validity and reliability. The sample comprised 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class power engineers in British Columbia and Alberta. The dependent variable (DV) was the power engineers' advancement intention.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Adult learners' needs in online and blended learning
    • Abstract: Diep, Anh Nguyet; Zhu, Chang; Cocquyt, Celine; De Greef, Maurice; Vo, Minh Hien; Vanwing, Tom
      Identifying and fulfilling adult learners' needs is critical to instructional designs aimed at enhancing their achievement and self-empowerment. In reviewing different theories and perspectives on adult learning and online and blended learning (OBL), it is noteworthy that there is not a comprehensive framework to guide the design of OBL environments that meet adult learners' needs, and that are underpinned by adult learning theories, online knowledge construction, motivational theories, and technological acceptance models. In this respect, the theory of existence, relatedness, and growth (ERG) (Alderfer, 1972) is applicable to interpret different types of needs to sustain learning motivation. Employing the ERG theory as the overarching framework, the purpose of this paper is to capture adult learners' needs from both positivist and subjectivist perspectives. In other words, the identified needs are to help adult learners optimally perform the learning activities designed to achieve the learning goals on the one hand, and to sustain their motivation during the learning process on the other hand. Thus, the framework is helpful for practitioners, curriculum developers, and researchers who are in search of a theoretical background for both instructional design and empirical investigation.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - The beautiful risk of education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Stewart, Liz
      Review(s) of: The beautiful risk of education, by Gert J.J. Biesta, Paradigm Publishers, 2013, ISBN 978-1-612-05027-0.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Psychological bases of developing social competences
           of seniors with disability
    • Abstract: de Morais, Marianna Muller; Rapsova, Lucia
      According to international documents, older people have the right to fully develop their skills and and knowledge, and to have a sense of dignity. Seniors with disabilities also have the same rights. For this reason, it is necessary to provide personal development and education that enables a good quality of life, in spite of their disability. Developing social competences is an important part of education, however it is necessary to follow specific requirements when working with this target group. This study is concerned with the analysis of psychological bases and specific features of developing social competences of seniors with disabilities. It offers possibilities for developing their social competences by means of the training programme Happy Senior.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Horse talk: Equine based learning programs and their
           engagement with individuals
    • Abstract: Townsend, Rob; Hood, Michelle
      Studies about equine therapies or equine experiential learning recommend that significantly more research, specifically longitudinal research, across age groups, genders, contexts and client cohorts needs to occur in diverse contexts. There exists diverse equine-related programs which engage with a range of cohorts, specifically; young children who have experienced abuse; adolescents who have experienced abuse and family violence and adults who have experienced family violence, psychiatric disorders, social anxiety and social isolation. The most common outcomes from the equine learning program studied for this article, from the case-studies and the thematic analysis includes; behavioural changes, stress relief, mind and body awareness and control, forming a relationship with an intuitive practitioner, guided meditations as a means of creating independent meditation techniques and re-engagement with education, work, friendships and family relationships. The mind - body awareness that is gained by participants of the program provides skills and techniques for individuals (and families) to utilise in every-day, with lifelong learning a crucial aspect of the program.

      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:08:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - From the editor's desk
    • Abstract: Ollis, Trace
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Are we all on course': A curriculum mapping
           comparison of three Australian university open-access enabling programs
    • Abstract: O'Rourke, John Andrew; Relf, Bronwyn; Crawford, Nicole; Sharp, Sue
      The curricula in higher education not only provides guidance and direction for students, but aligns with industry standards to safeguard quality offerings in specific programs. While there has been increasing focus on the importance of the curriculum particularly for first year university students, very little is known about the curriculum and design principles that exist in open-access enabling programs in Australia. In the following paper, a comprehensive examination of the curriculum of three large open-access enabling programs is presented. The research team explored the curriculum design via a rigorous mapping exercise to establish potential principles to guide enabling curriculum design. In developing the curriculum-mapping tool for this research project, it became apparent that limited attention has been given to enabling curriculum design in the academic literature. Given increasing attention towards Australian enabling education, the findings of this study emphasise the importance of clarity between the intended and the enacted curriculum, such as in unit learning outcomes and program attributes.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Nannagogy: Social movement learning for older women's
           activism in the gas fields of Australia
    • Abstract: Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary
      In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre to draw public attention to the negative environmental impacts of unconventional coal seam gas extraction ('fracking') and of fossil fuel mining. We identify the characteristics of Nannagogy as a hybrid system of lifelong / later-in-life learning and a complex pedagogy of informal learning that can be understood through social movement learning theory (SML) drawing on Paolo Freire's (1970) original concept of 'conscientisation'. Nannagogy is an act of radical adult education that has its antecedents in feminist collective learning strategies such as consciousness raising as well as the formal education strategies of action learning and communities of practice. Nannagogy is highly effective adult learning practice at the intersection of adult learning theory and social movement theory. Data presented in this paper were collected with active KNAG members in Australia as part of a PhD study using surveys, interviews, document analysis of social media (Facebook posts, digital videos, e-news bulletins) and researcher autoethnography. Framing activist adult learning as social movement learning locates environmental and climate justice struggles within lifelong learning practices and enables researchers to better understand the complex processes of informal, situated and often spontaneous adult learning for creating and sustaining movements for social, environmental and political change.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - University pathway programs: Local responses within a
           growing global trend [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Austin, Juliet
      Review(s) of: University pathway programs: Local responses within a growing global trend, by Cintia Ines Agosti, and Eva Bernat Springer, 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-72505-5 282 pp.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - A case study of Chinese adult learners' English
           acquisition in a blended learning environment
    • Abstract: Yao, Chunlin
      The study uses a pre-test, post-test experimental randomised control group design to examine the effects of a blended learning environment on Chinese adult learners' English acquisition. At the initial stage the study constructed a blended learning environment composed of three parts: task-based online learning, group-based peer learning and class-based traditional learning. Then the study chose two classes with no significant difference in their English abilities as experimental class (EC) and control class (CC) randomly. During the following term one teacher taught the EC and the CC with a blended learning environment or a traditional learning environment, respectively. At the end of the term, the study examined the learners' English abilities in the aforementioned classes. This study found that learners in EC significantly outperformed those in CC, especially in English writing abilities. The findings indicate that a blended learning environment can improve Chinese adult learners' English acquisition, especially their practical English abilities.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Generativity and life satisfaction of active older
           people: Advances (keys) in educational perspective
    • Abstract: Munoz-Rodriguez, Jose-Manuel; Serrate-Gonzalez, Sara; Navarro, Ana-Belen
      Through the theoretical framework of pedagogy and education as an instrument of social and personal development, this study addresses two key issues for the construction of a mature-older person's identity, namely, generativity and life satisfaction. The main aim here is to explore the generative interest and life satisfaction of a group of mature-older university students and verify whether the years linked to the program and the rate of participation in other types of social agencies and institutions have a positive impact on both constructs. The sample comprised 347 subjects, who were administered the Loyola Generativity Scale - LGS and the Satisfaction with Life Scale - SWLS. The results show that level of education and rate of participation have a positive influence on generative interest, while health, marital status and time linked to the higher education program have a positive effect on life satisfaction.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Learning to deal with freedom and restraints: Elderly
           women's experiences of their husbands visiting a men's shed
    • Abstract: Hedegaard, Joel; Ahl, Helene
      This article explores the effects of activities in Men's Sheds on elderly women. Specifically, it investigates the opportunities that are made available for women when their husband/partner becomes active in the Men's Shed movement; focussing on 'empowerment', 'gender identity' and 'well-being'. Five focus group interviews and eight individual interviews with elderly women were conducted and subsequently analysed through a content analysis, guided by the concepts of 'empowerment', 'genderas-performative' and 'well-being'. The result indicates that the notions of 'self-fulfilment' and 'self-sacrifice' are central to understanding how men's participation in Men's Sheds has affected elderly women's empowerment, gender identities, and well-being. When men visit Sheds, it empowers women and offers them a sense of freedom and independence due to the women feeling less concern for their partners and a concomitantly eased bad conscience for leaving the men home alone with nothing to do when the women leave the household to pursue their own activities. Simultaneously, 'Shedding' provides new avenues for women to reproduce traditional feminine gender roles where they are primarily responsible for the socio-emotional work within their marriage. This was demonstrated by the women's extensive engagement by which they, practically and emotionally, prioritised their husbands/partners and their new Shedding experiences.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - The need for a complexity informed active citizenship
           education program
    • Abstract: Zivkovic, Sharon
      While active citizenship education programs are assumed to have positive benefits for the active citizenship practice of participants (UNESCO, 2009, p. 4), there is actually little evidence that programs do (de Weerd, Gemmeke, Rigter and van Riji, 2005, p. vii). This paper discusses a research project that aimed to determine and increase the impact of an active citizenship education program that incorporates education for sustainability principles.

      The inquiry's findings showed that while the program developed in graduates the active citizenship characteristics desired by Australian governments, graduates encountered significant systemic blocking factors related to power relations when they attempted to put what they had learned during the program into practice. The findings also highlighted the risk of the program producing a cohort of 'expert citizens'.

      To address these findings and improve the interactions and working relationships between program graduates, paid community workers and other community members, a new program has been developed that is informed by complexity and adult education planning theory.

      This new program recognises active citizenship as a 'wicked' problem, takes a systemic innovation approach, incorporates a participatory budgeting process, and supports participants to pass on their skills and knowledge to other community members.

      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:40 GMT
       
 
 
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