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Svetlik, Ivan – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2009
Certifying non-formal and informal knowledge may be a consequence of separating education and training from other social and economic activities. Specialisation and formalisation of education and training both aim to increase learning efficiency. In the emerging knowledge society, this has attracted particular attention among researchers and…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Certification, Recognition (Achievement)
Straka, Gerald A. – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2009
Informal learning and its validation has become a major issue in European and national education policy, raising the following questions. May learning be constituent for political action? Is learning the focus of validation? Is informality a feature of learning? Is implicit learning solely related to informality? To give answers, a general…
Descriptors: Learning, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning
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Foley, Annette; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Our paper explores how and what adults living and working in the Alpine region of Victoria understand and are learning about the changes to water availability, in a time when the response to water availability is subject to extensive debate and policy attention. Interviews for this study were conducted in the towns of Bright and Mount Beauty, with…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Hattam, Robert; Brennan, Marie; Zipin, Lew; Comber, Barbara – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2009
Reforming schooling to enable engagement and success for those typically marginalised and failed by schools is a necessary task for educational researchers and activists concerned with injustice. However, it is a difficult pursuit, with a long history of failed attempts. This paper outlines the rationale of an Australian partnership research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Popular Culture, Action Research, Educational Change
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Duvekot, Ruud – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
Valuing Learning is the process of promoting participation in and outcomes of (formal or non-formal) learning and as such the organising principle for lifelong learning strategies. It aims at the recognition and validation of prior learning (VPL) and further development. Four main models of Valuing Learning can be distinguished: (1) the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Clark, Kevin; Brandt, Jami; Hopkins, Rhonda; Wilhelm, Jason – Educational Technology, 2009
Participatory design principles were used with primarily African-American and Latino children in the Washington, DC area in the development of sports-themed digital game prototypes in an after-school program. The three stages in participatory design are the discovery stage, the evaluative stage, and prototyping. Within the participatory design…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics, Student Participation, Design
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Na, Jin-Cheon; Chia, Shee Wai – Computers & Education, 2008
The Internet and Web technology development have opened up new ways for people to communicate, gain new information and increase their knowledge. One particular area of interest is that of using online resources to empower informal learners to increase their knowledge at their own time and space. One could look at an online resource as a public…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Child Rearing, Instructional Effectiveness, Parenting Skills
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Mualuko, Ndiku Judah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
Non-formal education, defined as any organized educational activity outside the established formal system whether operating separately or as an important feature of some broader activity that is intended to serve identifiable learning clienteles and learning objective is of great importance to society. It emerged out of the feeling that formal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Nonformal Education
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Menendez, Jose Maria; Civil, Marta – Adult Learning, 2008
In this article, the authors share their experiences facilitating a series of mathematics for parents' workshops (MFP) throughout two and a half years and address the structure, history and development of these workshops. They then analyze how this experiment fits the concept of nonformal adult education and explain how the model of adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Workshops, Mathematics Instruction, Nonformal Education
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Eneroth, Bo – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article aims to develop a paradigm of lifelong learning situations. The starting point is the EU-Commission policy document where three kinds of learning situations are identified: formal, non-formal and informal. The article tries to deepen this categorisation by searching for the underlying ontological and epistemological dimensions. The…
Descriptors: Models, Lifelong Learning, Educational Philosophy, Nonformal Education
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Fleckenstein, Timo; Dacombe, Rod – Journal of Education Policy, 2008
The article addresses the way in which EU policy-making operates, explains the relevance of "lifelong learning" for the European Commission and analyses the mechanisms by which the Commission has advanced policy-making in education and training since the Lisbon Summit. The article reviews in particular the alleged lack of effectiveness…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Regional Cooperation
Dror, Yuval – Peter Lang Bern, 2007
This book fills in the gaps in the research of nationality, regarding "national education" in its double meaning: compulsory national education for all and creating opportunities for fostering national consciousness. Studies in the field have emphasized the importance of a national language, compulsory education, curricula of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Principles, Jews, Compulsory Education
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn; Cheick, Diarra Mahamadou – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ1), 2007
This issue in the "Literacy Matters" looks at the relationship between literacy and HIV prevention education. It is the result of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning's work on examining the contribution of non-formal education (NFE) to HIV prevention, carried out in collaboration with the Association for the Development of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Communicable Diseases, Foreign Countries
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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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van Dam-Mieras, M. C. E.; Rikers, J. H. A. N. – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2007
In the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), United Nations University (UNU) initiated the creation of a network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) for Education for Sustainable Development. This paper describes the philosophy behind the activities performed by one of those RCEs, RCE Rhine-Meuse, an RCE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advisory Committees, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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