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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Testers, Laurent; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; van Geel, Rolf; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia – Frontline Learning Research, 2019
An important goal of educational designers is to achieve long-term transfer of learning that is the learner's application of newly acquired competencies. Extensive research during more than a century shows that especially in formal educational settings this fundamental aspect of education often occurs poorly or not at all, leading to what is…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Transfer of Training, College Students, Adult Students
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Murray, Kelly; Ward, Kath – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Introduction: This study explored what influences the use of social media platforms within the CPD of occupational therapy students and qualified occupational therapists. It also considered perceived barriers to its use and whether age in line with generation theory, in particular digital natives vs digital immigrants impacted on willingness to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Occupational Therapy
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de Maio Nascimento, Marcelo; Giannouli, Eleftheria – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This descriptive paper presents the model of the Brazilian Universities of the Third Age (U3A). In a country with 208 million inhabitants and accelerated population aging, U3A's set of regular courses, lectures, workshops and group dynamics serve as a low-cost and high-efficacy strategy that promotes lifelong education and social integration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The university student population in Australia contains increasing numbers of older students returning to learning after a significant gap in their educational journey. Many are choosing to enrol online to combine their studies with other time-consuming responsibilities. This article examines the nature of this online student experience with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Students, Online Courses
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Aloraini, Nouf; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study investigates Saudi students' attitudes towards the use of four Social Media (SM) applications for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL): Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Ninety-nine adult students participated in this mixed-methods study, which included surveys and interviews to examine their perception of SM as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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
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Karmelita, Courtney E. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Transition programs have emerged as a support for adult learners seeking college education. Adult learners' perspectives are missing in the literature on transition programs. To better support adult learners in transition programs, it is essential to understand their experiences and perspectives. Using Schlossberg's Transition Theory (Anderson,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Experience, Transitional Programs
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Rismiyanto; Saleh, Mursid; Mujiyanto, Januarius; Warsono – English Language Teaching, 2018
Students at universities are still frequently found to have low independency in learning. Besides, lecturers also still have tendency to treat students as if they were young learners, or in other words, the lecturers still use pedagogically oriented teaching methods (POTM); although they claimed themselves to have applied methods of teaching…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Husband, Gary – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper reports on the results of a research study conducted in two colleges of further education in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the study was to begin to understand the ongoing effects of initial lecturer education programmes. Using the accounts of respondent lecturers and detailed documentary analysis, an accurate picture of the…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Neroni, Joyce; Meijs, Celeste; Leontjevas, Ruslan; Kirschner, Paul A.; de Groot, Renate H. M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Research has shown the importance of goal orientation in predicting academic performance for children, adolescents, and college students in traditional educational settings. Studies on this relationship within adult distance education, however, are lacking. To fill this gap, the present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Adult Education
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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Kennan, Shannon; Bigatel, Paula; Stockdale, Susan; Hoewe, Jennifer – Online Learning, 2018
This study contributes to the growing body of literature about what makes a successful online learning environment. Specifically, it addresses assumptions made about online learning environments--regarding self-determination and adult learners--by measuring students' perceptions and preferences for teaching behaviors that they believe help them…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
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