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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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Manninen, Jyri – International Review of Education, 2017
Non-formal, non-vocational adult education (NFNVAE) is a low-cost, low-threshold learning activity that generates many benefits for individuals and society, and it should play a more central role in educational policy. NFNVAE's challenge is that it lacks clear concepts and definitions and is, therefore, less systematically covered in statistics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Nonformal Education, Educational Policy
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Pantea, Maria-Carmen – Studies in Continuing Education, 2016
This paper revisits the current policy assumptions on youth entrepreneurship and their possible implications on entrepreneurial learning in nonformal settings. Based on secondary literature analysis, it interrogates the nonformal learning practices that promote entrepreneurship and calls for entrepreneurial learning to incorporate higher awareness…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Nonformal Education, Conflict, Performance Factors
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Straubhaar, Rolf – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
While the anglophone academic literature has long engaged in analysis of the role of privilege in the work of educators in the Global North, this article represents an initial foray into such analysis in non-formal educational settings in the Global South. Through a cultural-textual document analysis of 12?months of personal journal entries…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Journal Writing, Social Influences, Social Bias
Shanker, Ashim; Marian, Diana; Swimmer, Christopher – UNICEF, 2015
This paper aggregates the academic literature reviewing and reporting interventions for out-of-school children (OOSC) around the world to serve as a guide for potential interventions in South Asia and elsewhere. It complements the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children (OOSCI) South Asia Regional Study (2014). Thus the interventions reviewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Filippoupoliti, Anastasia; Koliopoulos, Dimitris – Science & Education, 2014
Although a growing number of research articles in recent years have treated the role of informal settings in science learning, the subject of the history of science in museums and its relationship to informal and non-formal education remains less well explored. The aim of this review is to assemble the studies of history of science in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Methods, Museums, Informal Education
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Rouhiainen, Henna; Vuorisalo, Timo – Environmental Education Research, 2014
So far the research on historical environment-related education has focused on scientific rather than "humanistic" (including Romantic and religious) educational approaches and ideologies. In the field of non-formal education implemented by associations these have, however, been common. We used content analysis to study two membership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Nonformal Education, Content Analysis
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Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, Dana; Grenier, Robin S. – Journal of Museum Education, 2008
The taking up of an "educative" mantle has proven to be a complex task for museums, filled with many unknown and/or misunderstood factors. Of the vast assortment of educational opportunities museums afford their adult patrons and staff, the majority fall into one or two learning categories: either they are nonformal or informal. In effort to…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Engines
Hoppers, Wim – International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO, 2006
This paper intends to: identify the problems of non-formal education within different socioeconomic contexts in relation to the changing landscape of basic education as a whole; review the range of current practices; and raise some pertinent issues as a basis for policy analysis and further systematic research and development work on non-formal…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Policy Analysis
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2006
This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings from twelve case studies commissioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in higher education institutions in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Suriname,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Nonformal Education
Dawe, Susan – 2003
The determinants of successful training practices in large Australian firms were examined. The study's three phases were as follows: (1) a review of existing literature; (2) a meta-analysis of previously conducted case studies of 49 large Australian firms in 14 industrial sectors; and (3) a comparative analysis of the findings of the past studies…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Paulsen, Rhonda L. – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2003
Aboriginal literacy encompasses oral tradition, culture, language, identity, and world view in addition to the written word, and is a process of lifelong learning, much of which occurs beyond school walls. When defining Native literacy, one must move away from measuring Aboriginal students by Euro-Western definitions and move toward a balanced,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Needs, Hegemony
McGivney, Veronica – 2002
The different views regarding what constitutes learning success and progression in England's post-16 learning sector and the problem of meeting current policy and funding priorities stressing tangible and measurable outcomes while simultaneously responding to learners' needs and preferences were examined in a discussion that drew upon policy…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Alternative Assessment
Ni Cheallaigh, Martina, Ed. – 2002
This document presents outcomes of a review of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning (LL) consultation reports from member states of the European Commission and EEA (European Economic Area) countries that collected all views on how best to make progress in implementing LL at local, regional, and national levels. Section 1 provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Citizenship
This document contains three papers on technology-enabled learning and human resource development. Among results found in "Current State of Technology-enabled Learning Programs in Select Federal Government Organizations: a Case Study of Ten Organizations" (Letitia A. Combs) are the following: the dominant delivery method is traditional…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Case Studies
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