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Kornelaki, Athina C.; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aims to improve the quality and the effectiveness of Science Education in early grades along with the goals of UNESCO's emerging agenda for sustainable development and the 4th goal about quality in education. It examines the interaction between formal and non-formal education in designing and organizing complete educational…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Museums, Scientific Methodology, Science Education
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Efstathiou, Irene; Kyza, Eleni A.; Georgiou, Yiannis – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This study investigated the contribution of a location-based augmented reality (AR) inquiry-learning environment in developing 3rd grade students' historical empathy and conceptual understanding. Historical empathy is an important element of historical thinking, which is considered to improve conceptual understanding and support the development of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
De Silva, Naamal Kaushalya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Place-based environmental education provides myriad physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits. In this study, 13 environmental educators illuminated how policy, partnerships and place shaped environmental education in pre-K-12 schools in Washington, DC. I recruited participants from the local government, nongovernmental organizations,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Place Based Education
Vezne, Rabia; Günbayi, Ilhan; Hromatko, Ivan – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research was to classify the opinions of the disabled participants and educators on Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Project on non-formal learning regarding whether they knew the meaning of non-formal learning, through which non-formal learning activities happening during the Project workshop, and whether this learning had a contribution to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Case Studies, Nonformal Education, Teachers
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Martínez-Carrasco, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper presents a classroom experience regarding the use of wikis in L2 collaborative writing settings. Framed in the current post-positivist educational climate in higher education, the adoption of wikis as a Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) platform complements and enriches the classroom-based interaction of L2 learners. While…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing
Pliogou, Vassiliki; Gakos, Sotiris; Dedousi, Niki – Online Submission, 2018
This article presents an applied educational program for early years children with three thematic objectives, i.e. empathy, disabilities and visual arts. The program took place in Children's Museum of Thessaloniki and focused on the reflection between the text and image generally. The participants were twenty children from 4-8 years old, as the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Visual Arts, Childrens Literature, Play
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
This short description examines vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. The overall aim is to help build bridges between VET systems, encourage learner and teacher mobility across Europe, and foster the understanding that Bulgaria's VET is first rate. Four sections focus on: (1) External factors influencing VET (demographics, economy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Influences, Demography
Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
Luckin, Rosemary, Ed. – UCL IOE Press, 2018
The educational technology sector is growing fast, with schools, colleges and universities more than ever looking for the best ways to use technology in the classroom. At the same time, there is an increasing appetite for learning and teaching practices to be backed up by evidence. However, there are few resources that bring these two things…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Brown, Eleanor J. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article engages with debates about transformative learning and social change, exploring practitioner perspectives on non-formal education activities run by non-governmental organisations. The research looked at how global citizenship education practitioners met their organisation's goals of change for social justice through educational…
Descriptors: Social Change, Citizenship Education, Global Education, Nonformal Education
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Alemanji, Aminkeng Atabong; Mafi, Boby – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In doing antiracism education there is a risk that it can in effect reinforce the very racialisation it is supposed to fight against. This paradox becomes a formidable challenge given the ubiquity of race in contemporary ways of knowing and ways of being for both its subjects and its objects: more so in an era of "racism without race," a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes
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Addae, David; Quan-Baffour, Kofi – Africa Education Review, 2018
Adult learning rests on the foundation of learner experience and involvement in the teaching and learning process. The methods employed in facilitating adult learning have to a large extent sought to place the learner at the centre of the entire teaching and learning encounter. The lecture method is one of the many methods used to facilitate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Case Studies, Adult Learning
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Although burdened by legacies of elitism, exclusion and paternalism, some public museums are attempting to respond to the socio-environmental problems currently facing our planet by developing critical non-formal educational activities to foster consciousness and change. This article explores one such response; a six-week non-formal course…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arts Centers, Museums, Foreign Countries
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Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K.; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James – Distance Education, 2018
This paper discusses the relevance of lifelong learning vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stresses the need for an approach blending formal education, non-formal and informal learning. The role of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in moving beyond formal education and the importance of integrating pedagogy, andragogy and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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