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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
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West, Sarah E. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Environmental education can deliver benefits to individuals, society and the environment, but few studies have asked practitioners or participants what they feel these benefits are. This research compares the perspectives of practitioners and participants in environmental education projects, using questionnaires, focus groups and participant…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Focus Groups
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Kaufmann, Katrin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This investigation focuses on participation and related investment patterns in job related non-formal education (NFE) in selected European countries. Broadening previous research formats of NFE are distinguished by investment including financial and time investments by employers, employees and public authorities. By this, company-sponsored and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
Ravenhall, Mark – Adults Learning, 2011
During the affluent noughties it was sometimes said of government that it had "more visions than Mystic Meg and more pilots than British Airways". In 2011, the pilots, the pathfinders, the new initiatives are largely gone--implementation is the name of the game--but the visions remain. The latest one, as it affects adult learners, is in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Objectives
Phillipson, Chris; Ogg, Jim – Universities UK, 2010
This report reviews the engagement of older learners (defined as those aged 50 and over) in education and training with particular reference to their involvement in higher education. The ageing of populations was one of the most important trends in the 20th century and will raise major challenges in this century. Appended are: (1) Selected UK…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges
Nimmo, Jane – Adults Learning, 2010
By the end of 2010 over 15 million euros will have been allocated in the UK through the Grundtvig adult learning programme. Over 900 organisations and thousands of staff, individuals and learners involved in adult education have benefitted. Grundtvig has helped to enhance the quality of learning provision; widen perspectives; increase motivation;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article proposes lifelong learning as a socio-personal process and a personal fact. As such, it is conceptually distinct from an educational provision, which constitutes one kind of institutional fact. In making this distinction, this article seeks to elaborate a major flaw in the precepts for conceptualisation and enactment of the report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Blacke, Fiona – Adults Learning, 2010
As Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, the author was asked to give her perspective on the lifelong learning prospects for young people. She believes that one's capacity to be a learner and to learn, at whatever stage of life, is directly influenced by every other aspect of one's life, from one's attitudes to one's income. As a young…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Youth Agencies, Reflection
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Duke, Chris – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Extramural liberal adult education (LAE), as conceived in the particular UK tradition, was doomed by its high-minded origins and its privileged status, and contributed little to the new concepts of "├ęducation permanente," lifelong learning, the knowledge society, the learning society and region, or to the new understandings of university…
Descriptors: Local History, Adult Education, General Education, Educational Change
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Knight, Peter; Tait, Jo; Yorke, Mantz – Studies in Higher Education, 2006
Educational professional development is a global concern. It is often characterised by event-delivery methods, though there are signs that other approaches are gaining favour. The authors stress the significance of non-formal learning, and the ways in which it can be promoted and enhanced within the activity systems within which teachers in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Higher Education, Faculty Development
Fieldhouse, Roger – Adults Learning, 2005
The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) emerged from a boycott committee established in London in the summer of 1959 in response to a call from the South African liberation movements for support in their struggle against apartheid. Education was regarded as an important aspect of the movement's work from the very beginning. One of the stated objectives…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Justice
Guggenheim, Eric Fries, Ed. – 2003
This document contains the agenda and papers on work and training presented at the Agora VII meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece in October, 1999. The Foreword describes each session with a list of the topics and papers, along with a brief introduction to the topics. The three sessions are: Work and Training in Society in the 21st Century; Working…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Continuing Education
Nijhof, Wim J., Ed.; Heikkinen, Anja, Ed.; Nieuwenhuis, Loek F. M., Ed. – 2002
This collection of essays, which is arranged in four sections, concerns flexibility in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems of Europe. The first section, "Introduction," includes the following chapter: "Shaping Conditions for a Flexible VET" (Nieuwenhuis et al.). The second section, "Institutional and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
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