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Goundar, Prashneel Ravisan – English Language Teaching, 2019
Learning a new language entails various challenges, one of these is grasping the vocabulary of the language. A significant way to tackle the problem is to motivate students to become independent learners during the progression of second language (L2) vocabulary learning. Thus, this study intended to explore the use of different vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo; Lara, Emily; Gan, Siyan – International Education Studies, 2019
Skeptics of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trend for International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) argue that while US elementary and high school students are behind their peers in other nations, the US workforce is still excellent because of the high quality post-secondary educational institutions in the US. However, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Foreign Countries, Scores
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Tusiime, Wycliff Edwin; Johannesen, Monica; Ozme, Kemal Sinan; Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjork – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
The aim of this study is to establish an in-depth understanding of how art and design teacher educators (TEs) develop digital competences in teacher training institutions in Uganda. The study utilizes perspectives from Jan van Dijk's resources and appropriation theory as a conceptual lens to understand how art and design TEs develop digital…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sand, Logan – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
With increasing cultural attention to kink and BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, and Sadism/Masochism), it is more important than ever for sexuality educators to teach these topics with respect and acceptance. Many depictions of BDSM in the media are deliberately shocking. With limited resources and research surrounding the topic, it…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences
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Bourke, Alan; Vanderveken, James; Ecker, Emily; Shearer, Natalie; Atkinson, Jeremy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we utilize interview data to explore the workings of a college-community partnership program that delivers tuition-free, for-credit courses to low-income adult students in neighbourhood-based settings. Addressing the interplay of individual and structural barriers on the educational readiness of students, our findings explore how the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Low Income Groups, School Community Programs
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Cordie, Leslie; Sailors, Jamie; Barlow, Becky; Kush, John S. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
In this paper, we describe the use of ePortfolios at a public, land-grant university and document how the ePortfolio has been used to develop more authentic learning experiences. We discuss the best practices for ePortfolios and its varied use as a teaching and learning tool. In addition, we discuss the challenges of implementing ePortfolios. For…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Authentic Learning
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Boeren, Ellen – European Education, 2019
This article demonstrates that foreign-born adults in Europe tend to participate less in adult education activities compared to native-born adults living in the same country. However, this is mainly explained through the job-related nature of nonformal education. Foreign-born adults tend to participate more in formal adult education than…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Nationals, Adults, Adult Education
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Kartal, Eda Erdas; Dogan, Nihal; Irez, Serhat; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Yalaki, Yalcin – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to evaluate a continuing professional development (CPD) program designed to improve teachers' professional competences about the nature of science (NOS) by using a new evaluation perspective. The researchers followed a year long CPD about NOS with the voluntary attendance of 18 middle school science teachers and their…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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McNamara, Jennifer; Bent, Margaret; Grace, Paul – Journal of Applied Testing Technology, 2019
Certification is often viewed to promote lifelong professional development. Industry accreditation agencies include standards for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) that emphasize the measurement or promotion of continued competency throughout an individual's professional career. In 2013, NBCOT partnered with BreakAway Games to create the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Game Based Learning, Certification, Mandatory Continuing Education
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Elsborg, Peter; Nielsen, Johan Bundgaard; Pfister, Gertrud Ursula; Dümer, Vivian; Jacobsen, Anette; Elbe, Anne-Marie – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the psychological constructs volition and motivation influence successful and unsuccessful weight maintainers' experiences during the difficult period following an intensive lifestyle intervention. Design/methodology/approach: Post lifestyle intervention semi-structured interviews with 11…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Life Style, Intervention, Maintenance
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Balogová, Beáta; Gazdová, Veronika Kmetóny – Acta Educationis Generalis, 2019
Introduction: The authors of this paper base their research on the following assumption: the development of both geragogic education (older adult education) and profession is conditioned by the existence of a study program of geragogy provided by departments of geragogy created at universities (as public institutions of higher education). The fact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Gerontology
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Carr-Chellman, Davin J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
This paper reports the results of a study of adult ethical development in Christian congregations. Using an empirical hermeneutic phenomenological methodology, this study examined how five pastors understand and encourage ethical development, creating an in-depth analysis and interpretation of their perceptions of the phenomenon of adult ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Phenomenology, Clergy, Christianity
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Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Continuing Education, Self Management, Diabetes
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Morrison, Carley C.; Greenhaw, Laura L.; Pigg, Janiece – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Volunteer-based organizations are dependent on volunteers to meet the goals of the organization. Identifying and training volunteers as leaders of the organization is one way to increase positive social change in their community. However, there is limited literature investigating the outcomes of providing leadership training to volunteers. This…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Leadership Training, Leaders
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Grossman, Hannah M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
Videos continue to be useful educational tools for low-literacy adults in rural developing areas. This article outlines a project that combined applied cognitive science and participatory video methodology to design and create high-quality skill-learning videos for adults in The Gambia, West Africa. First, it provides an overview of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interactive Video
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