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Dahl, Tove I.; Sethre-Hofstad, Lisa; Salomon, Gavriel – Learning Environments Research, 2013
How do young people experience camp, and how might that experience help us expand our understanding of what is possible in non-formal learning environments? In-depth interviews consisting of forced-choice and open-ended questions were conducted with 59 Concordia Language Villages residential camp participants who partake in a linguistically and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes
Saah, Albert Amoah – Online Submission, 2013
The promotion of adult functional literacy programs per se, neither creates the necessary motivation for learning, nor enhances the participation of adult learners in work-oriented or socio-cultural functional literacy programs. The task in learning-teaching transaction is to create the enabling environment for harnessing and enhancing…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Statistical Analysis
Sefton-Green, Julian – MIT Press (BK), 2013
Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. After-school programs, music lessons, Scouts, summer camps, on-the-job training, and home activities all offer out-of-school educational experiences. In "Learning at Not-School," Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, After School Education, Educational Research, Informal Education
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Pantea, Maria-Carmen – Studies in Continuing Education, 2013
This paper revisits the more conventional approaches of volunteering, by looking into the experiences of young people involved in long-term cross-border volunteering in Romania. Drawing on qualitative interviews with European Voluntary Service volunteers, the paper examines how this experience is intersecting their learning trajectories. The…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Douglas, Ty-Ron Michael; Peck, Craig – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2013
This study examines how and why peoples of African descent access and utilize community-based pedagogical spaces that exist outside schools. Employing a theoretical framework that fuses historical methodology and border-crossing theory, the researchers review existing scholarship and primary documents to present an historical examination of how…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Oral History, Males
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Cater, Melissa; Machtmes, Krisanna; Fox, Janet E. – Qualitative Report, 2013
Youth ownership and engagement are foundational pieces of the service-learning cycle. Youth voice is posited as a promising practice for building engagement and ownership. As community programs search for proven methods of sustaining youth participation, research that examines the links between practice and outcomes is essential. This study is a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Ownership
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Warhurst, Russell P. – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2013
Purpose: The goal of this exploratory empirical article is to analyse managers' beliefs about learning and their reports of enabling workplace learning for both individuals and teams. It aims to discuss the managers' rationales for prioritising development, detail the learning methods used and evaluate the types of outcomes which were targeted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Grunfeld, Helena; Ng, Maria Lee Hoon – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Open distance learning (ODL) has long been an important option for formal and non-formal education (NFE) in most developed and developing countries, but less so in post-conflict countries, including Cambodia. However, in Cambodia there is now greater awareness that ODL can complement traditional face-to-face educational approaches, particularly as…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Methods
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Goldman, Daphne; Assaraf, Orit Ben Zvi; Shaharabani, Dina – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
One of the solutions implemented by schools for conducting value-based environmental education (EE) is outsourcing: allocating external environmental organizations that develop and conduct EE programmes. This study addressed such a programme--the Green Council Programme (GCP)--developed and implemented in schools by the Israeli Society for…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Values Education, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
Patrut, Bogdan; Patrut, Monica; Cmeciu, Camelia – IGI Global, 2013
As web applications play a vital role in our society, social media has emerged as an important tool in the creation and exchange of user-generated content and social interaction. The benefits of these services have entered in the educational areas to become new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate and teach. Social Media and the New…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, School Holding Power, Interpersonal Relationship
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Duvekot, Ruud, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity
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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Mosweunyane, Dama – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This paper attempts to critically examine the approaches that were employed by Africans in their knowledge, skills and attitudes acquisition before, after and during colonialisation of the continent. The paper looks at three distinctive epochs from which the perfect understanding of how learning in Africa transformed could be concluded. It is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Learning, African Culture
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Ellis, Bronwyn J. – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This article explores older students' perceptions of formal, non-formal and informal learning in regional South Australia. Drawing on earlier studies as well as a continuing one, it compares: the study motivations of students aged 55 and older enrolled formally in university undergraduate programs; the learning motivations of University of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Surveys
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