The Creation of Lifelong Learners Using an Autharchic Study Method

Ms Helen Madden-Hallett,
Assoc Prof. John Hall,
Mr Wayne Binney
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The focus of this paper is to explore a study philosophy and its methodology to enhance employee lifelong learning. It is an autarchic system which enables students to study materials to full comprehension. A reliable, effective study technology such as this gives the user a stability in life because regardless of other circumstances, deep learning of any discipline is possible. The fundamentals of the autarchic system are the barriers to study. These simply put are the absence of mass or the object itself; too steep a gradient or trying to study a later step without having first understood an earlier step; and, the misunderstood or not understood word or symbol. The study technology provides a learner with the skills to observe physiological reactions associated with each barrier and by applying the correct procedure to nullify them. This efficacy of this study method was measured using a four part model developed by Kirkpatrick (1998) to measure training effectiveness and was used to assess learners' responses to their learning and the environment in which it was delivered. The constructs in the Kirkpatrick (1998) model are 'Reaction', 'Learning', 'Behaviour' and 'Results. Findings indicate learners are more satisfied with their learning experience when using the autarchic study method

Keywords: Life long learning, Training effectiveness, Autharchic learning
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Ms Helen Madden-Hallett

Lecturer, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing, Victoria University

My employment career has involved not only the academic sphere in a university setting, but also covers extensive experience in industry and TAFE where I was involved in teaching and training. Research in both these areas was not deemed a priority, however my growing interest in research motivated me to undertake a Master's in Business ­ Marketing. This higher degree involved a minor thesis undertaken on the area of eco-tourism and marketing. I have maintained a strong commitment to training and education I have also been active in collecting data relating to teaching and training, submitting conference papers and creating and managing industry links.

Assoc Prof. John Hall

Associate Professor, Executive Director, Business Research Centre, Deakin Business School, Deakin University

Dr John Hall is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Deakin University Melbourne where he is a director of the business research centre. Prior to his current appointment he was a Marketing discipline leader and course coordinator at Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne. His research interests include market segmentation, consumer behaviour, marketing education, social marketing and the development and application of marketing research techniques and technology.

Mr Wayne Binney

Lecturer, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing, Victoria University

Wayne Binney has extensive experience in teaching marketing with specific expertise in consumer behaviour, business market research, and the development of innovative teaching techniques. He conducts marketing courses at Victoria University, Melbourne, in related disciplines including tourism and hospitality marketing. Besides being an active consumer behaviour and social marketing researcher, he has authored several business and marketing publications and addressed national and international conferences. He has consulted to State and federal governments and several national and multinational firms.

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