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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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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
Bjornavold, Jens; Pevec-Grm, Slava; Graham, Michael; Deij, Arjen; Singh, Madhu; Charkoun, Borhène; Agrawal, Shivani – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This publication is a global, country-by-country, inventory of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs). It is a copublication, prepared by two EU agencies, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the Section for TVET at…
Descriptors: Qualifications, National Standards, International Studies, Profiles
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Savelava, Sofia; Savelau, Dmitry; Cary, Marina Bakhnova – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2010
The Earth Charter represents the philosophy and ethics necessary to create a new period of human civilization. Understanding and adoption of this new vision is the most important mission of education for sustainable development (ESD). This article argues that for successful implementation of ESD principles at school, the school education system…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Heimlich, Joe E. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
Research on education for sustainable development (ESD) is not a unified body of work and, much like the literature for environmental education (EE), research is published in many arenas. The trends, however, capture some of the major foci of the research that is emerging on ESD, especially in the early years of the Decade of Education for…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Trend Analysis, Educational Research
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Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2006
In 1993, the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Board started the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education to establish a framework of standards by which their field is valued. Since then, the project has produced a series of "Guidelines" to help people produce quality EE. Just as importantly, the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Guidelines, Educational Practices, National Standards
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Perez, Jose Gutierrez; Llorente, Ma Teresa Pozo – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The main idea this article develops is the conceptual chaos, methodological tensions and epistemological conflicts that are being experienced in the field of environmental education as a result of the uncertainty generated by some institutions and international organisms. The authors' perspective starts from the idea that too many expectations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, International Organizations, Intervention
Kamarainen, Pekka, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Brown, Alan, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 15 papers examining European approaches to the theme of key qualifications. The following papers are included: "Key Qualifications Revisited: An Introduction" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Exploring Key Qualifications: Context, Theory, and Practice in Europe" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Rethinking Key Qualifications:…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Development
Pitawanakwat, Joyce – 2001
Traditional Ojibway education is currently being delivered by eight First Nations communities on Manitoulin Island and the north shore of Lake Huron, in Ontario. Integration into the formal school system, with the exception of language programs, is not formally established. Elders and traditional teachers are only invited by individual teachers.…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Chippewa (Tribe), Cultural Education
Vander Mey, Brenda J.; McDonald, Sian I. – 2001
This booklet provides information on implementing the Landscapes for Learning (LFL) program, which was conceived to bring children, youths, and communities together to learn about landscaping while beautifying local schools and communities. The booklet begins with a discussion of the concept of environmental stewardship. Described next are the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Educational Practices, Educational Resources
Linke, Hildegard – Comunicacoes, 2000
Seeks to justify the educational practice of dialogue and its contributions to community development. Contends that the central element and cause of dialogue is constituted within the non-formal educational process. States that Paulo Freire emphasizes the role of words and its basis as a creative synthesis of theory and practice. (BT)
Descriptors: Community Development, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Nonformal Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1979
The book presents background information and papers which were prepared for a conference on educational development in Asia and Oceania. The document is presented in three major sections. Section I offers an overview of regional development strategies with emphasis on the relationship of education to economic development. Major regional objectives…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. – 1985
These proceedings contain the texts of the following 44 papers: "Adult Development in Midlife, Childless Women" (Rita Keneipp); "Analysis of the Relationship between Cognitive Style (Field Dependence-Field Independence) and Level of Learning" (Eugene Tootle); "Reconceptualizing Adult Education Participation" (Peter Cookson); "Adulthood:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Gereluk, Winston; Briton, Derek; Spencer, Bruce – 1999
The questions of what and how working people learn about labor organization and activity in Canada were explored through a review of available literature and face-to-face interviews with more than 30 education officers and union leaders. Unions continue to be the principal source of labor education. Of the many courses and educational experiences…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn, Ed. – 1996
Papers from national seminars in five countries documenting the literacy practices that have developed through time include: "Preface" (Medel-Anonuevo); "Introduction"; "Illiteracy Eradication in Vietnam; Past Achievements and Orientation for Development in the New Stage" (Mac); "Brief Situationer of Women's…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Community Development
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