NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
National Household Education…1
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 46 results Save | Export
Riiheläinen, Jari Matti – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This publication presents some structural indicators on higher education in 40 European education and training systems. It examines whether there are targets for widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education and whether countries monitor the characteristics of the student body. Moreover, it looks at whether, and to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Student Participation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Çil, Emine; Maccario, Nihal; Yanmaz, Durmus – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Museums are useful educational resources in science teaching. Teaching strategies which promote hands-on activities, student-centred learning, and rich social interaction must be designed and implemented throughout the museum visit for effective science learning. Purpose: This study aimed to design and implement innovative teaching…
Descriptors: Design, Science Instruction, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kieu, Thi Kinh; Singer, Jane; Gannon, Tracey Jean – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify challenges in education for sustainable development (ESD) implementation in teacher education institutions (TEIs) in Vietnam and propose some appropriate solutions to advance ESD in training teachers toward sustainability. Design/methodology/approach The authors interviewed ten lecturers and 75…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, College Faculty, Preservice Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Atabekova, Atabekova; Gorbatenko, Rimma; Belousov, Aleksandr; Grebnev, Ruslan; Sheremetieva, Olga – International Education Studies, 2016
The paper explores the ways in which non-formal content and language integrated learning within university studies can affect students' academic progress. The research has included theoretical and empirical studies. The article focuses on the observation of students' learning process, draws attention to challenges and benefits students experienced…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Barriers, Relevance (Education), Law Related Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Law, Patrina; Jelfs, Anne – Open Praxis, 2016
The Open University (OU) makes a proportion of all its taught modules available to the public via OpenLearn each year. This process involves the modification, of module excerpts, showcasing subject matter and teaching approach. This activity serves both the University's social and business missions through the delivery of free courses to the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Universities, Learning Modules, Educational Resources
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chen, Li-Kuang; Wang, Shan Tair – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Policies, practices, and studies have long been focused on nonformal learning for older adults as if this were the only learning context for grey populations. In fact, today more elderly adults participate in degree-conferring programs. It is important to explore why formal learning environments attract the elderly. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Enrollment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gutiérrez-Santiuste, Elba; Gámiz-Sánchez, Vanesa-M.; Gutiérrez-Pérez, Jose – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
The study presents a comparative analysis of two virtual learning formats: one non-formal through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the other formal through b-learning. We compare the communication barriers and the satisfaction perceived by the students (N = 249) by developing a qualitative analysis using semi-structured questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nonformal Education, Blended Learning, Comparative Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Plavšic, Marlena; Dikovic, Marina – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
One of the roles of higher education is to prepare and encourage students for lifelong learning. However, no evidence can be found about students' plans for further learning and teaching related to formal, non-formal and informal context. The purpose of this study was to explore these students' plans in relation to their study group, level of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Terry, Bryan D.; Osborne, Edward – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local government agencies enable local Extension units to deliver a high level of educational opportunities to local citizens. These units represent land-grant institutions by delivering non-formal education that aim to address local, regional, and state concerns. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Nonformal Education, Delphi Technique
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Figaredo, Daniel Domínguez; Miravalles, Paz Trillo – Open Praxis, 2014
As a result of the increasing use of mobile devices in education, new approaches to define the learning competences in the field of digitally mediated learning have emerged. This paper examines these approaches, using data obtained from empirical research with a group of Spanish university students. The analysis is focused on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Handheld Devices
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Didenko, Dmitrii; Kliucharev, Grigorii – Russian Education and Society, 2014
Human capital and the ability to innovate and to adapt to the demands of modernization are closely linked with levels of education, and especially of involvement in continuous education. A study of the situation in Russia suggests that for the immediate future it is more important for Russia's modernization development to give priority to catching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Development, Social Change, Human Capital
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mirzaee, Alireza; Hasrati, Mostafa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
This article adds to the existing literature on nonformal learning in education in general and the role played by written feedback in providing the space for such learning in particular. The study was conducted in an English as a Foreign Language context in which the participating students received written feedback on their English writings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
Fellows, Timothy Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A common plea in missions is the need to train pastors and church leaders for the rapidly multiplying churches in the Majority World, resulting in numerous formal and nonformal theological education training programs. In spite of these efforts, many rural churches remain without pastors. Using appreciative inquiry and participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Rural Areas, Churches
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Soares, Louis; Eaton, Judith S.; Smith, Burck – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
The Internet enables new models. In the commercial world, for example, we have eBay, Amazon.com, and Netflix. These new models operate with a different set of rules than do traditional models. New models are emerging in higher education as well--for example, competency-based programs. In addition, courses that are being provided from outside the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Policy, State Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Schwier, Richard A.; Seaton, J. X. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Does learner participation vary depending on the learning context? Are there characteristic features of participation evident in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments? Six online learning environments were chosen as epitomes of formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts and compared. Transcripts of online…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4