ALCM (completed project)

Adult Learning Choice Making: Michael Henderson’s PhD Research Project (completed)

This is a project about “Adult Learning Choices” and how (if) we make them.

I am NO LONGER seeking participants (thank you to those who responded). Are you or someone you know interested in helping with this project?

If you are 25 years old or older and have spent time in Australia, then you are invited to take part in this study. Please click on the following link to take you to a short series of questions to help you decide if this research is something you are interested in and willing to commit a limited amount (less than three hours) of time over the next 12 to 18 months.

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What does the research involve?

Most adults have at some time choose (or not) to learn and undertake learning, education or training from and of various formats and modes. Sometimes they are successful and at other times not. Sometimes people choose not to participate or defer any choice to some future indeterminate time. This behaviour and experience affects future choices about learning of different types and other parts of their lives. The nature of that choice making appears to be complex and may seem confusing due to all the different formats, channels and more recently digital technology involved.

The aim of this study is to improve understanding of why and how people choose to learn (or not) and how that choice is affected by factors like technology, prior experience and the background of the people involved.

You will be asked to participate in a series of three to five interviews of different types over the time.

Initial enquiries?

As an alternative and if you would like to talk to someone about this project beforehand; please feel free to contact me the student researcher

Mr Michael J Henderson


mobile telephone 0414 171 330

(this is a Monash University MUHREC approved research project 2016-0811)