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Ellis, Gary D.; Taggart, Allen; Lepley, Toby; Lacanienta, Andrew – Journal of Extension, 2019
We describe a process for construction and use of a "dashboard" for monitoring the quality of in-person nonformal education programs. We followed the process to develop a 4-H special interest (SPIN) club dashboard, but the steps are applicable to any education program that includes instruction over multiple sessions. The dashboard…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nonformal Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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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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Hos, Rabia; Cinarbas, Halil I. – Global Education Review, 2018
Turkey is home to 1.2 million child refugees whom has been the most vulnerable since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, which is considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis of this century. More than 50% of school age child refugees are out of school (UNICEF, 2017) in Turkey. This paper reports one of the findings of a case study of a…
Descriptors: Refugees, At Risk Students, Nonformal Education, Young Children
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Le, Ai Tam Pham – International Review of Education, 2018
Community learning centres (CLCs) have been widely established in the Asia-Pacific region as locally managed institutions that offer non-formal educational opportunities and community development activities. Myanmar officially has more than 3,000 centres, which is one of the highest numbers in the region. This article examines the operation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Community Programs, Community Development
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this action research study was to develop a rubric that identified levels of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons through agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) lessons that were developed and implemented in afterschool programs by preservice informal educators. The research study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food
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
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
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Lawlor, John; Conneely, Claire; Oldham, Elizabeth; Marshall, Kevin; Tangney, Brendan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
There have been calls for decades by many educational writers and commentators for a new model of learning to facilitate what is generally described as twenty-first-century learning. Central to this challenge is the required shift in responsibility for who leads and owns the learning--from teacher to student. Such a shift requires a pragmatic…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Models