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Shaby, Neta; Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Tal, Tali – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Today, science is a major part of western culture. Discussions about the need for members of the public to access and understand scientific information are therefore well established, citing the importance of such information to responsible citizenship, democracy, socially accountable scientific research and public funding (National Research…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Education, Informal Education, Exhibits
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Marzano, Gilberto; Siguencia, Luis Ochoa – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2019
Participatory learning and online learning are increasingly appealing as educational approaches which can positively affect learners. Participatory learning engages students as active participants in the full educational programme, including homework and exercises, whilst online learning offers tools that facilitate learners' collaboration and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Nonformal Education
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Winstone, Naomi; Boud, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In recent years, there have been calls in the literature for the dominant model of feedback to shift away from the transmission of comments from marker to student, towards a more dialogic focus on student engagement and the impact of feedback on student learning. In the present study, we sought to gain insight into the extent to which such a shift…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Coates, Janine K.; Pimlott-Wilson, Helena – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Children's outdoor play is declining, despite clear links between play, learning and development. Alternative learning initiatives which provide children with a diversity of play opportunities, including the chance to play outdoors, are therefore needed. One such programme, Forest School, is increasing in popularity in the UK and internationally,…
Descriptors: Play, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Phenomenology
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Goller, Michael; Steffen, Bianca; Harteis, Christian – Vocations and Learning, 2019
Although nurse aides take on a high share of care activities in nursing homes, almost nothing is known about how they develop the knowledge and skills to do so. This study attempts to close this research gap by answering the following research questions: (1) How do novice aides learn and develop and how is their learning trajectory structured? (2)…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Workplace Learning, Curriculum Development
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Squires, David R. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study details the second iterative data collection cycle of an Augmented Reality mobile application platform for three months at an Art Museum in the Southern United States. Data was collected utilizing a mobile Augmented Reality application implementation within the informal learning environment. The immersive experience campaign tracked…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Physical Environment
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Goldstein, Marion; Famularo, Lisa; Kynn, Jamie; Pierson, Elizabeth – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2019
To become robust scientific thinkers, children need meaningful opportunities to engage in science learning across a variety of contexts. Unfortunately, many children, especially those in urban settings and from low-income families, do not get the experiences needed to deepen their understanding of a broad range of scientific ideas, nor do they…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Discovery Learning, Science Education, Informal Education
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Morieson, Lucy; Murray, Gabrielle; Wilson, Rachel; Clarke, Bronwyn; Lukas, Karli – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2018
In the face of diverse challenges to traditional higher education (HE) models, creating and defining the value of an on-campus student experience has become a key concern for HE institutions. Originating in response to these challenges, The Belonging Project seeks to improve the student experience in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Experience, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Hougham, R. Justin; Nutter, Marc; Graham, Caitlin – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: The current study, Project EARPOD (Engaging At-Risk Populations Outdoors, Digitally), addressed two questions: First, does the use of technology in environmental education detract from students' experiences outdoors? Second, can these technological interventions be expanded to provide access to students and schools across the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Technology Integration
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Rostaminezhad, Mohammad Ali; Ayati, Mohsen; Zamaniyan, Mina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
College students are the prominent users of social networking sites. Some studies revealed negative effect of social networking on academic performance, so finding some variables which can mediate this negative effect is important. This descriptive-correlational study examined the mediating role of informal learning and engagement in relationship…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learner Engagement, College Students, Social Media
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Evans, Miriam; Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Gabrielle; Daley, Samantha G.; Reich, Christine Ann; Cahill, Clara – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
There is widespread agreement that emotions play a critical role in informal science learning, yet little is known about the emotional experiences of children in informal science learning environments. This study aims to address this challenge by exploring the relationships among emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement in a science museum…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Educational Environment, Learner Engagement
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White, Irene; Lorenzi, Francesca; O'Higgins Norman, James – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
The present climate of standardisation and quantification compels schools to deliver outcome-based curricula that measure educational success in terms of academic attainment and students' 'ability' to perform according to set criteria. Efforts to tackle educational inequality encourage conformity rather than address the underlying issues of the…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Standards, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
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Fokides, Emmanuel; Atsikpasi, Penelope – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The study presents the development and testing of a model for explaining the learning outcomes when individuals use 3D virtual environments (VEs) in informal learning settings. For that matter, a VE was developed, presenting the work of a sculptress, namely Nausica Pastra. The following subjective factors were considered so as to build a research…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Computer Simulation, Museums, Outcomes of Education
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Twitter can be used as a language learning tool and this potential has been identified by a number of scholars. This chapter presents an overview of the identified potential of Twitter as a language learning tool and presents an overview of different studies carried out to provide evidence of language learning using Twitter in different contexts.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, Informal Education, Educational Research
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Swirski, Hani; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Context-based approaches can bridge the gap between abstract, difficult science concepts and the world students live in. However, the relevance of specific contexts to different groups of learners, and its stability over time, have not been extensively explored. This study used four datasets, collected in different formal and informal settings, to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Interests, Learner Engagement
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