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Miloševic Zupancic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Research from the field of non-formal education (NFE) in youth work emphasises the central role of experiential learning and learning in groups. The present paper aims to research teaching methods and teaching forms in NFE in youth work. The research sought to answer the following research questions: 'What teaching forms can be found in NFE for…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Teaching Methods, Nonformal Education, Youth
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Affeldt, Fiona; Meinhart, Daniel; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
Practical work is an essential component of science education. However, insufficient approaches towards practical work can limit the potential it has for promoting both students' motivation and situational interest. One suggestion to solve this problem is to use alternative forms of lab instruction which are both motivating and easy to comprehend.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Education, Chemistry
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Efstathiou, Irene; Kyza, Eleni A.; Georgiou, Yiannis – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This study investigated the contribution of a location-based augmented reality (AR) inquiry-learning environment in developing 3rd grade students' historical empathy and conceptual understanding. Historical empathy is an important element of historical thinking, which is considered to improve conceptual understanding and support the development of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
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Joksimovic, Srecko; Poquet, Oleksandra; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Dowell, Nia; Mills, Caitlin; Gaševic, Dragan; Dawson, Shane; Graesser, Arthur C.; Brooks, Christopher – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Despite a surge of empirical work on student participation in online learning environments, the causal links between the learning-related factors and processes with the desired learning outcomes remain unexplored. This study presents a systematic literature review of approaches to model learning in Massive Open Online Courses offering an analysis…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Nonformal Education
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Terrazas-Marín, Roy Alonso – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This paper focuses on a current practice piece on professional development for university lecturers, transformative learning, dialogism and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Its main goals are to identify the key characteristics that allow STEM educators to experiment with the usage of non-formal education…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, STEM Education, Nonformal Education
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Fernández-Limón, Claudia; Fernández-Cárdenas, Juan Manuel; Gómez Galindo, Alma Adrianna – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Teacher education can benefit directly from experiences in non-formal settings. This article presents a research study with elementary teachers who were teaching in public schools in the state of Nuevo León, México, and participated in a STEM Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshop. The workshop provided a platform for teachers to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Nonformal Education, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Continuing Education
De Silva, Naamal Kaushalya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Place-based environmental education provides myriad physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits. In this study, 13 environmental educators illuminated how policy, partnerships and place shaped environmental education in pre-K-12 schools in Washington, DC. I recruited participants from the local government, nongovernmental organizations,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Place Based Education
Vezne, Rabia; Günbayi, Ilhan; Hromatko, Ivan – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research was to classify the opinions of the disabled participants and educators on Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Project on non-formal learning regarding whether they knew the meaning of non-formal learning, through which non-formal learning activities happening during the Project workshop, and whether this learning had a contribution to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Case Studies, Nonformal Education, Teachers
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Martínez-Carrasco, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper presents a classroom experience regarding the use of wikis in L2 collaborative writing settings. Framed in the current post-positivist educational climate in higher education, the adoption of wikis as a Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) platform complements and enriches the classroom-based interaction of L2 learners. While…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing
Pliogou, Vassiliki; Gakos, Sotiris; Dedousi, Niki – Online Submission, 2018
This article presents an applied educational program for early years children with three thematic objectives, i.e. empathy, disabilities and visual arts. The program took place in Children's Museum of Thessaloniki and focused on the reflection between the text and image generally. The participants were twenty children from 4-8 years old, as the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Visual Arts, Childrens Literature, Play
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
Luckin, Rosemary, Ed. – UCL IOE Press, 2018
The educational technology sector is growing fast, with schools, colleges and universities more than ever looking for the best ways to use technology in the classroom. At the same time, there is an increasing appetite for learning and teaching practices to be backed up by evidence. However, there are few resources that bring these two things…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Brown, Eleanor J. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article engages with debates about transformative learning and social change, exploring practitioner perspectives on non-formal education activities run by non-governmental organisations. The research looked at how global citizenship education practitioners met their organisation's goals of change for social justice through educational…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Nonformal Education
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