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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
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
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
Elliott, Janet – 1983
This case study provides information on the formal and informal technical and vocational education systems operating within the United Kingdom. It is intended to assist policymakers, planners, administrators, and experts in technical and vocational education. Part I provides basic information on the country and its economy with special emphasis on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Job Training, Nonformal Education
Brockington, David; White, Roger – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Education, 1983
Because of the current high unemployment rate of British youth, traditional academic and vocational school educational methods are impractical for many young adults. Alternatives such as youth adult networks, evening literacy programs, cooperative theatre groups, and self-employment collectives are discussed. (JA)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries
Carlton, Shiela; And Others – Adults Learning (England), 1997
Includes "Take Your Partners for Adult Learning" (Carlton); "Museums Must Recognize Needs of All Users" (Anderson); "Charts, Ships, Models and the History of Time" (Coben, Lincoln); "Alternative Ways of Learning" (Sullivan); "Older Adults and Family Learning" (Reynolds); "Multiculturalism,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cultural Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
Blackmore, Christine – Environmental Education, 1996
Describes the approach to environmental education courses at Open University. Includes broad course content, team teaching approach, and philosophy of reorienting education towards sustainable development. Course material for open learning includes self-contained study packs as well as course texts, video, audio, and computer software. Nonformal…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conservation (Environment), Distance Education, Earth Science
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Hawkey, Roy – Primary Science Review, 1999
Describes "QUEST", an Internet resource developed by The British Natural History Museum to stimulate young children's interest in science. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Nash, Ian; Walshe, John – 1999
Strategies for overcoming exclusion through adult learning were identified through case studies of 19 initiatives in the following countries: Belgium; Mexico; the Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; and the United Kingdom. The study programs involved a diverse array of formal, nonformal, and informal public sector, community, and enterprise-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
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Fordham, Paul – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1978
Describes the growth of adult education and adult education research in Britain and outlines four government-financed educational research programs: survey of non-vocational provision, adult literacy program, new communities project, and paid educational leave. Notes the importance of international contacts in pursuing adult education research.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational Finance