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Giuseffi, Francesco G., Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Today's global educational environment includes the emergence of adult learners participating in formal and informal educational encounters for the purposes of professional development or personal enrichment. These learners must possess the conceptual and attitudinal idea of self-directed learning in order to be skilled workers and fulfilled human…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Education, Andragogy, Learning Analytics
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Strohschen, Gabriele I. E., Ed.; Lewis, Kim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Education for adults ought to consider a both-and mindset when it comes to selecting approaches, values, and program models in today's multi-sector, multi-diverse, and cross-cultural environments of teaching and learning. Experiences from educational professionals can lead to recommendations for these instruction and mentoring approaches of adults…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Situated Learning, Active Learning
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Apter, Brian, Ed.; Arnold, Christopher, Ed.; Hardy, Julia, Ed. – UCL IOE Press, 2018
In 2014 the Children and Families Act extended the protection of educational services to include people up to age 25, so since then educational psychologists have worked in post-16 establishments as well as schools. This book presents case studies that illuminate how psychology is applied to enhancing the lives of adolescents and young adults as…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Adolescents, Young Adults, Ethics
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Weinberger, Yehudith, Ed. – IntechOpen, 2018
As with most dynamic activities that are based on social and cultural contexts and rely on interactions, education is a complex and often ambiguous endeavor. Despite this complexity, scholars and educators are often required to find ways of defining and explaining what "good" teaching is and to incorporate these conclusions into teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Empowerment
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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Stevenson, Carolyn N., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The rising cost of tuition, increasing competition, and mounting student loan debt has caused educational leaders to rethink degree programs and resources for learners. As such, open educational resources, prior learning assessment, open degree plans, and competency-based learning have gained popularity in the field of higher education.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Prior Learning, Open Educational Resources, Student Evaluation
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Reushle, Shirley, Ed.; Antonio, Amy, Ed.; Keppell, Mike, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The discipline of education is a multi-faceted system that must constantly integrate new strategies and procedures to ensure successful learning experiences. Enhancements in education provide learners with greater opportunities for growth and advancement. "Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Centered Learning, Open Education
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Rhodes, Joan A., Ed.; Milby, Tammy M., Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The number of English language students in American schools has dramatically increased in recent years, creating a greater awareness of cross-cultural issues and considerations in education. Globalization as well as an increase in international exchange student programs has proven that pre-service teachers can benefit from traveling abroad and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
Mizzi, Robert C., Ed.; Rocco, Tonette S., Ed.; Shore, Sue, Ed. – SUNY Press, 2016
This groundbreaking book critiques the boundaries of where adult education takes place through a candid examination of teaching, learning, and working practices in the social periphery. Lives in this context are diverse and made through complex practices that take place in the shadows of formal systems: on streetscapes and farms, in vehicles and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Sexuality, Occupations
Berner, Esther, Ed.; Gonon, Philipp, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
Understanding today's Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems requires a comprehension of the rise and development, i.e. of the foundations of topical VET. This book provides a comparative view of its development in Europe. The contributions of renowned authors give insight into conceptual questions, cases, and challenges in this field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Educational History
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mesquita, Anabela, Ed.; Peres, Paula, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
In recent years, technological advancements have enabled higher-learning institutions to offer millions of independent learners the opportunity to participate in open-access online courses. As this practice expands, drawing considerable media attention, questions continue to arise regarding pedagogical methodology and the long-term viability of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Continuing Education, Learning Theories
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Nafukho, Fredrick Muyia, Ed.; Irby, Beverly J., Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
Our increasingly globalized world is driven by shared knowledge, and nowhere is that knowledge more important than in education. Now more than ever, there is a demand for technology that will assist in the spread of knowledge through customized, self-paced, and on-demand learning. The Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Higher Education, Educational Research, Virtual Classrooms
Yang, Jin, Ed.; Schneller, Chripa, Ed.; Roche, Stephen, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
There is no doubt that universities have a vital role to play in promoting lifelong learning. This publication presents possible ways of expanding and transforming higher education to facilitate lifelong learning in different socio-economic contexts. Nine articles address the various dimensions of the role of higher education in promoting lifelong…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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