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Stagg, Bethan C.; Verde, Michael F. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Scientific drawing and writing are critical to the development of observational and recording skills in biology. However, it is unclear how the process of drawing and writing contribute to the learning of plant taxonomy. In the present study, 41 adult botanical novices studied a suite of UK native plant species using two methods: labelled drawing…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Biology
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Ingleby, Ewan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper is about HE in FE (higher education in further education) in England. The content reflects on the nature of this form of higher education by presenting research findings from a qualitative inductive research study. The policy-makers ideally wish to see higher education leading to vocational expertise and employability. The research has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia – Adult Learning, 2019
Whitney Zimmerman, writes about a dilemma she faced while coordinating and teaching an online undergraduate statistics course. The course included many short example videos, but students often requested video lectures. Such long videos contradict mainstream educational research that suggests videos be short in duration. Zimmerman, explains how the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses
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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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Swartzwelder, Kay; Murphy, Jackie; Murphy, Glenn – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Learning in an online classroom can be optimized when teaching methods focus on student engagement with course content and student-student interactivity. Social learning is a challenge in any online learning environment, but it is realistic with the appropriate selection of discussion modalities. Text-based discussions have been traditionally…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Video Technology
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Ummet, Durmus; Eksi, Halil; Erdogan, Ahmet – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed at examining the effects of narcissism and family relations on secondary school students' decision-making characteristics. The study also investigated whether or not students' decision-making characteristics differentiated according to gender. Research Methods: Participants were secondary school students who were studying…
Descriptors: Prediction, Role, Family Relationship, Personality Problems
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Albiladi, Waheeb S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The growing popularity of authentic materials provides English language teachers with more resources to practice the real language in language classrooms (Guo, 2012). However, integrating these types of reading materials can be difficult and time-consuming even though there are many benefits to using them to teach language learners how to read.…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Universities UK, 2019
As the UK's economy grows, in the context of global change, the needs of employers, employees and learners will also change. For the UK to prosper economically, compete internationally, and reduce economic disparities, the UK's skills base will need to be responsive and meet these changing needs. More flexible learning approaches have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flexible Progression, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Atas, Sait; Ghani, Shehzad – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This exploratory study sought to understand the meaning of cognitive presence for graduate students in a blended learning course. Four research questions guided the investigation, which employed a qualitative instrumental case study approach as the research design. Several data sources were used including: semi structured interviews with graduate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Stotz, Sarah; Lee, Jung Sun; Rong, Hui; Murray, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2019
Through focus group interviews, we examined the perceptions of Extension peer nutrition educators (n = 6) and low-income adults (n = 8) regarding the feasibility of an e-learning nutrition education program, titled Food eTalk, tailored to Georgians eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). Findings indicated two…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Low Income Groups, Adult Education
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Chin, Mei-Hui – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study explored whether second-language (L2) less proficient adult learners can become skilled readers by investigating the effect on students' attitudes to strategy use when explicit instruction of metacognitive reading strategies is combined with an extensive reading approach. Studies have shown that proficient learners employ a wider range…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes
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Mavropoulos, Azarias A.; Sipitanou, Aikaterini K.; Pampouri, Anastasia A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
This article presents the implementation and the evaluation of the blended learning program "Training of Lifelong Learning Adult Trainers," which was organized by the Center of Training and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, during the last two years (2016-2017). The aim of the training program was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Adult Educators, Lifelong Learning
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
Adults who enrol in higher education institutions (HEIs) often have contributions that could serve in enhancing the planning and implementation of their programmes. Importantly, while terms such as active learner engagement and knowledge co-creation dominate adult learning discussions, there are unanswered questions pertaining to how adult…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Structural Equation Models
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