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Hos, Rabia; Cinarbas, Halil I. – Global Education Review, 2018
Turkey is home to 1.2 million child refugees whom has been the most vulnerable since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, which is considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis of this century. More than 50% of school age child refugees are out of school (UNICEF, 2017) in Turkey. This paper reports one of the findings of a case study of a…
Descriptors: Refugees, At Risk Students, Nonformal Education, Young Children
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Dominguez Figaredo, Daniel – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Web literacy refers to the skills and competencies people need in order to function in societies connected through the Internet. Many of the frameworks for understanding the components of web literacy are limited in value because they rely on conceptual definitions. They do not take into consideration the social practices governing the use and…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Skill Development, Open Education, Media Literacy
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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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Monteiro, Bruno Andrade Pinto; Martins, Isabel; de Souza Janerine, Aline; de Carvalho, Fabiana Cristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
We present, in this article, an investigation about the potential of the relationship between formal and non-formal educational environments. Therefore it is not an empirical research, but an essay on the topic. This paper demonstrates the concept that science education and science outreach can be privileged by actions that are developed by closer…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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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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Maber, Elizabeth J. T. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2016
Political oscillations in Myanmar and Thailand, between militarisation and democratic reform, have prompted a rapid renegotiation of the alignments, goals and priorities of non-state education providers, both international and community-based, along the two countries' border. This paper explores the responses to shifts in political environment…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Change, Educational Change, Conflict
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Goldratt, Miri; Cohen, Eric H. – Educational Practice and Theory, 2016
This article explores encounters between formal, informal, and non-formal education and the role of mentor-educators in creating values education in which such encounters take place. Mixed-methods research was conducted in Israeli public schools participating in the Personal Education Model, which combines educational modes. Ethnographic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Case Studies, Mentors
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Benavot, Aaron – International Review of Education, 2015
Literacy is an essential means of communication. It enables individuals, communities and institutions to interact, over time and across space, as they develop a web of social relations via language. Effective literacy policies, programmes and practices expand the scale of social communication and interaction. Thus, literacy thrives when a state of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Educational Policy
Alidou, Hassana, Ed.; Glanz, Christine, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
One of the greatest challenges in education today is to adapt and respond to a linguistically and culturally diverse world, and to combat social disintegration and discrimination. Participatory and collaborative action research represents an empowering and emancipatory approach to this challenge because the "target groups" become…
Descriptors: Action Research, Youth Opportunities, Adult Literacy, Program Improvement
Deij, Arjen; Graham, Michael; Bjornavold, Jens; Grm, Slava Pevec; Villalba, Ernesto; Christensen, Hanne; Chakroun, Borhene; Daelman, Katrien; Carlsen, Arne; Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
The "Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks," the result of collaborative work between the European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), UNESCO [United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] and UIL [UNESCO Institute for…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, National Standards
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Figaredo, Daniel Domínguez; Miravalles, Paz Trillo – Open Praxis, 2014
As a result of the increasing use of mobile devices in education, new approaches to define the learning competences in the field of digitally mediated learning have emerged. This paper examines these approaches, using data obtained from empirical research with a group of Spanish university students. The analysis is focused on the experiences of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Handheld Devices
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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,, 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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Choudry, Aziz; Bleakney, David – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Trade unions and other sites of community-labour organizing such as workers centres are rich, yet contested spaces of education and knowledge production in which both non-formal and informal / incidental forms of learning occur. Putting forward a critique of dominant strands of worker education, the authors ask what spaces exist for social…
Descriptors: Unions, Labor Education, Informal Education, Nonformal Education
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Willis, Peter – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2013
This is a study of how members of a collaborative group interested in promoting convivial civilisation in human society took up exchanging practice stories--stories of doing something or seeing something done as examples of convivial backyard civilisation--in order tacitly to create an informal learning environment where practices of such a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Social History, Oral History, Story Telling
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