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Woodturning for older learners : a real 'turn on'

Ehrich, Lisa C. & Delahaye, Brian L. (2009) Woodturning for older learners : a real 'turn on'. Journal of Adult & Continuing Education, 15(1), pp. 76-91.

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Abstract

The research reported in this study concerns older adults from Australia who voluntarily chose to learn the craft of woodturning. Semi-structured interviews and a survey questionnaire were distributed to members of a woodturning club to explore their motivations and the processes by which they learned how to woodturn. The findings indicated that participants’ motivation could be construed as both intrinsic and extrinsic. They used seven approaches to learning – structured courses, instruction from convenors, modelling/watching/demonstrations, guided practice and monitoring by convenors, trial and error with practice, advice and help from peers and reading. Finally, the positive climate of the organisation was found to be particularly important to the older learners.

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ID Code: 27776
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1477-9714
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:19

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