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Sparks, Donna J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The existing body of scholarly knowledge has little research focused specifically on formal, non-formal, and informal education and training's contribution to the development of expert capabilities. The purpose of this research was to find out how experts in their field of study or work perceived education and training learning contexts…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Expertise, Training
Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach
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Maliszewski, Tomasz; Solarczyk-Szwec, Hanna – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The purpose of this article is to present the changes that have taken place in Polish adult education in the years 1989-2013 under the influence of multiple factors, i.e. social, economic, political and those relating to civilization on the whole. This article is an attempt to answer the following questions: does modern adult education in Poland…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Willis, Peter – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2013
This is a study of how members of a collaborative group interested in promoting convivial civilisation in human society took up exchanging practice stories--stories of doing something or seeing something done as examples of convivial backyard civilisation--in order tacitly to create an informal learning environment where practices of such a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Social History, Oral History, Story Telling
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Akpama, Simon Ibor; Asor, Love Joseph; Erim, Costly M.; Adekola, G. – Higher Education Studies, 2012
Nigeria is a signatory to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) declaration but till now she has not made any significant milestones in actualizing these human development goals. In spite of the coordinated efforts towards mobilizing those in the formal education system to partially address its implementation challenges, serious gaps still exit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Nonformal Education, Role of Education
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
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Liu, Yunhua; Constable, Alicia – International Review of Education, 2010
This article argues that ESD should be integrated into lifelong learning and provides an example of how this might be done. It draws on a case study of a joint project between the Shangri-la Institute and the Bazhu community in Diqing, southwest China, to analyse a community-based approach to Education for Sustainable Development and assess its…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries