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Hickey, Andrew; Pauli-Myler, Tanya; Smith, Carly – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
The great possibility of alternative education programs rests in the affront to established conventions that these present for what counts as learning, engagement and the experience of schooling. This paper takes as its point of focus one specific, in-school alternative learning program, and considers the possibilities for student re-engagement…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Risk, Learner Engagement, Transportation
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Hietajärvi, Lauri; Lonka, Kirsti; Hakkarainena, Kai; Alho, Kimmo; Salmela-Aro, Katariina – Frontline Learning Research, 2020
This article examined digital learning engagement as the out-of-school learning component that reflects informally emerging socio-digital participation. The gap hypothesis proposes that students who prefer learning with digital technologies outside of school are less engaged in traditional school. This hypothesis was approached from the framework…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Informal Education, Grade 8, Grade 7
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Bray, Mark; Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa; Suter, Larry E. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Recent years have brought a major shift in the field of international comparative education with the rise of quantitative assessments of student achievement. Within these studies, outside-school-time (OST) as a supplement and complement to schooling has been included. However, OST is difficult to define and measure; and challenges multiply when…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Damico, Nicole – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2020
Teacher educators have increasingly integrated social media into their education courses with aims including improving instruction and preparing students for a connected world. In this study, the authors sought to better understand the possibilities and challenges of scaffolding 60 pre- and in-service teachers across two universities into…
Descriptors: Social Media, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Instructional Effectiveness, Communities of Practice
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Coetzer, Alan; Susomrith, Pattanee; Ampofo, Emmanuel Twumasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Small businesses are characterised by resources constraints; therefore, their managers need to know the exact nature of additional benefits, beyond knowledge and skill acquisition, that might accrue from employee participation in different types of learning activities. However, research that simultaneously examines the attitudinal and behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Workplace Learning
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Hudson Hill, Shiralee – Journal of Museum Education, 2020
Art has the power to activate learning and emotion in unique ways--this is true of humans generally, and museum visitors specifically. Yet art galleries are often overlooked in the museum field as forums for dialogue and sites of learning about climate change. This article investigates the significance of artist-led projects and art museum…
Descriptors: Art, Climate, Environmental Education, Museums
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Hamilton, Pat; Christian Ronning, Evelyn – Journal of Museum Education, 2020
Informal learning leading to collective action around climate change continues to be controversial and piecemeal. Given the positionality of museums as public-facing institutions that address topics of social, scientific, and historical significance, we argue that the museum should be a key convener of discussions around climate change. Utilizing…
Descriptors: Museums, Climate, Models, Informal Education
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Leung, Bo-Wah – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2020
Transmission of traditional art forms in the modern world has been a major issue in the field of arts education. Different issues have been raised on how to preserve the traditional art forms for further development. Cantonese opera is a representative Chinese opera popular in south China including Hong Kong. However, the genre has been…
Descriptors: Opera, Music Education, Sino Tibetan Languages, Cultural Maintenance
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Chouhan, Jagdish; Handsley, Stephen; Herriot, Christopher; McGowan, Marilyn – Peabody Journal of Education, 2020
This article seeks to evaluate the impact of an International partnership between De Montfort University (DMU), a UK-based Higher Education (HE) institution, and Evans High School[TM], a Community Partnership School, located in the US state of Florida. Informed by the application of Maslow's hierarchy of need, the success of Evans High School is…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation, Universities
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Lee, Ju Seong – ReCALL, 2020
This exploratory study examined the potential connections between informal digital learning of English (IDLE), strategic competence for cross-cultural communication and perception of varieties of English. A total of 266 Korean EFL university students, who had no overseas experience, filled in a questionnaire survey. Follow-up semi-structured…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Electronic Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Burman, Erica; Miles, Susie – Educational Review, 2020
Globally, the purpose of education is becoming increasingly narrowly defined. In this context, this article proposes that supplementary schooling offers a resource for re-thinking the epistemologies and processes of schooling. Drawing on Derrida's notion of "the supplement", the nature and status of this under-researched and marginal…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Educational History
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Bano, Masooda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
It is often claimed that the one-teacher, one-room, non-formal school model is more effective than the formal school in enrolling hard-to-reach children. This model is, however, not immune to the two-fold challenges of primary completion and transition. This article draws on data from three rounds of surveys with children from "Tsangaya"…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Education, Educational Attainment, Informal Education
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Arung, Fernandes; Rafli, Zainal; Dewanti, Ratna – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Formal educational practitioners tend to neglect the students' sense of liking; we labeled as Preferent learning theory, in order to acquire certain skills in the learning foreign language, especially speaking skills. In general, so far, issues of formal learning with the focus on bounded academic rules, cognition, and motivation have been used as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
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Brown, Eleanor J.; Dunlop, Lynda; Scally, Jayme – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study explores students' experiences of a non-formal living-learning community in a UK higher education institution. The participants were students from different countries and academic disciplines who came together with a shared interest in international development and human rights. The experiences of students were investigated using the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Social Justice, Skill Development
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Watts, Mike; Salehjee, Saima – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper links early foundations in science for young children to the eventual achievement of science literacy for adults. There are five key arguments being made: (i) the early-years foundation stage (EYFS) specialists need to have a view for exactly what foundations "are" being laid in classrooms; (ii) that they all need to be --…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Young Children, Adults, Informal Education
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