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Faria, C.; Boaventura, D.; Guilherme, E. – Education 3-13, 2020
This study aims to analyse the potentialities of using Personal Meaning Maps to assess school children's learning in a visit to a Planetarium. A total of 123 primary students were involved. They were asked to create a PMM, and a drawing, before and after the visit. The results suggest that the visit enhanced the degree to which students generate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Concept Mapping, Student Evaluation, Scientific Literacy
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Kim, Suehye – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
This study builds an empirical research model that explores societal and individual antecedents of adult learning and examines the adult learning effect on problem-solving skills in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Considering national differences, it uses multilevel data sources available from the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Nonformal Education
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Iñiguez-Berrozpe, Tatiana; Elboj-Saso, Carmen; Flecha, Ainhoa; Marcaletti, Francesco – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
Given the double risk of exclusion caused for women with a low educational level, adult education can be a fundamental element that allows them to actively participate in their social, political, and cultural environments. Moreover, because educational level has been reported by the scientific literature to be a factor that directly favors…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Adult Education, Educational Attainment, Females
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Sancho-Gil, Juana M.; Rivera-Vargas, Pablo; Miño-Puigcercós, Raquel – Learning, Media and Technology, 2020
The development of Information and Communication Technology has created waves of excitement about its power to fix educational problems and improve learning results, prompting a succession of policy efforts to integrate digital technology into education. Educators, schools and corporations are increasingly driving these initiatives. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Kwon, Kibum; Park, Jiwon; Byun, Soo-yong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Using data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, this study examined gender differences in participation in various forms of nonformal learning -- on-the-job training, distance learning, workshops and private lessons -- and their relationships with earnings in South Korea. The authors found significant gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, On the Job Training, Gender Differences
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Heisig, Jan Paul; Elbers, Benjamin; Solga, Heike – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
We use PIAAC data to study the relationship between parental education and educational success among adults from 23 advanced economies. We consider educational success in terms of both educational "attainment" (formal qualifications) and educational "achievement" (competencies) and in both "absolute" and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Nnodim, A.U.; Aleru, P. D. – International Journal of Adult Education and Technology, 2020
The purpose of the article was to determine the influence of non-formal education on entrepreneurship skill development among rural farmers in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. The study design was descriptive survey. The target population was six hundred and fifty (650) members of the farmers' co-operative societies in the Ikwerre…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Agricultural Occupations
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Research Studies in Music Education, 2020
Informal pedagogy is closely associated with popular music practices, its methods known to engage students in authentic music learning that develops critical and independent thinking skills, social skills, creativity and self-identity, among others. However, formal and non-formal pedagogies also have relevant roles to play in popular music…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Popular Culture, Music Education
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Browning, Kimberly F. – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2020
The recognition of prior learning (RPL) has been implemented to varying degrees across Canada in secondary schools and post-secondary institutions, through workplace training models, businesses, sector councils and industry groups, apprenticeship, the military, and professional accrediting/regulatory bodies. RPL however remains fragmented and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Maria – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
This paper informs pedagogical development in older adult education. It draws on qualitative data of a longitudinal community-based educational action research study. Informed by critical theory, Freirean and postcolonial literature, the educational initiative comprised a critical and praxis-oriented engagement with generative themes co-identified…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Critical Theory, Nonformal Education
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Ropes, Donald; van Kleef, Han; Douven, Giovanni – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2020
Purpose: This study aims to evaluate The World Café (TWC) method as a social collaborative learning environment. TWC is a widely used large-scale intervention for such things as organizational change and development or community development programs. Design/methodology/approach: Three World Cafés were organized as part of a university research…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Group Discussion, Intervention
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Dancs, Katinka; Fülöp, Márta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: We intent to provide a comprehensive picture of Hungarian social science education, to review the constituents of social science literacy, a systematic analysis of the curriculum and its changes since 1989 and of the available research in this field. Design/methodology/approach: The findings are based on the analysis of educational…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
The Roma are facing serious disadvantages in education in Romania, where segregated schooling and lack of quality education are two main factors contributing to de facto exclusion from the education system. In an effort to compensate for this missing commitment of the formal education system, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Basic Skills, Nongovernmental Organizations, Educational Change
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Gal, Iddo; Grotlüschen, Anke; Tout, Dave; Kaiser, Gabriele – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2020
This survey paper examines selected issues related to the intersection of three broad scholarly areas: "numeracy," "adult education," and "vulnerability." Numeracy encompasses the ways in which people cope with the mathematical, quantitative, and statistical demands of adult life, and is viewed as an important outcome…
Descriptors: Numeracy, At Risk Persons, Adult Literacy, Informal Education
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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