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Sungsri, Sumalee – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2018
This study aims to study Thai non-formal education teachers' perceptions of their opportunities to obtain knowledge about the learning society; identify the knowledge of non-formal education teachers need about the learning society which could be obtained through a distance learning package; and to develop and evaluate distance learning package on…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning, Faculty Development, Capacity Building
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Lawlor, John; Conneely, Claire; Oldham, Elizabeth; Marshall, Kevin; Tangney, Brendan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
There have been calls for decades by many educational writers and commentators for a new model of learning to facilitate what is generally described as twenty-first-century learning. Central to this challenge is the required shift in responsibility for who leads and owns the learning--from teacher to student. Such a shift requires a pragmatic…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Models
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Mengual-Andrés, Santiago; Payà Rico, Andrés – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This article identifies the main social contributions of Open Educational Resources (OERs), their impact and the results of several initiatives related to them. Based on a theoretical and reflexive framework, we analyze the evolution of business models around OERs, their contribution to open knowledge and the common educational policies related to…
Descriptors: Models, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Educational Technology
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Shahali, Edy Hafizan Mohd; Halim, Lilia; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Osman, Kamisah; Zulkifeli, Mohd Afendi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify students' changes of (i) interest toward STEM subjects and (ii) interest to pursuing STEM career after participating in non-formal integrated STEM education programme. The programme exposed students with integrated STEM education through project based learning involving the application of five phases…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Quasiexperimental Design, Scores
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article outlines the results of a qualitative study, which investigated the adult non-formal education and education (NFET) centre linkages with external role-players in providing post-training support for the employment of graduates. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Adult Education, Nonformal Education
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Mayombe, Celestin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article outlines the results of a qualitative study, which investigated the adult non-formal education and training (NFET) centre linkages with external role-players in providing post-training support for the employment of graduates. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Qualitative Research, Adult Education, Employment
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Manninen, Jyri – International Review of Education, 2017
Non-formal, non-vocational adult education (NFNVAE) is a low-cost, low-threshold learning activity that generates many benefits for individuals and society, and it should play a more central role in educational policy. NFNVAE's challenge is that it lacks clear concepts and definitions and is, therefore, less systematically covered in statistics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Nonformal Education, Educational Policy
Riiheläinen, Jari Matti – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This publication presents some structural indicators on higher education in 40 European education and training systems. It examines whether there are targets for widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education and whether countries monitor the characteristics of the student body. Moreover, it looks at whether, and to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Student Participation
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Krupar, Allyson; Horvatek, Renata; Byun, Soo-yong – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article examined the relationship between participation in adult nonformal education (NFE), defined as on-the-job training, attending private lessons, attending seminars, or distance learning, and Canadian immigrant respondents' literacy and numeracy outcomes, using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Adult Learning, On the Job Training, Seminars
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Walters, Shirley; Watters, Kathy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article contextualizes and reviews the third global report on adult learning and education (ALE) released by UNESCO in 2016. The authors suggest that it is a visionary document, which is articulated through the bringing together of data from a range of areas that are usually kept apart. They recognize the report as a bold attempt to project…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Reports, Lifelong Learning
Parsons, Joshua Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
General creativity and, more specifically, creative thinking in music are valuable qualities that should be fostered in music education for personal, professional, and societal reasons. In order for band directors to successfully integrate musical creativity into their classroom curriculum and serve as resources for other content area teachers…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Creativity, Music
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Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich; Johnson, Sarah Jean; Rodriguez-Minkoff, Andrea C.; Rodriguez, Lilia; Franco, Janelle – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
In this article, the authors detail their attempt to encourage apprentices to merge theory and practice in a way that is atypical in teacher education. They base their approach on the idea that before stepping into the active work of teaching on their own, apprentices need more time observing children and seeing learning. Observing is hard to do…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Needs
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Awgichew, Sisay; Seyoum, Yilfashewa – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the existing practices and challenges of Integrated Functional Adult Literacy Program in eastern Ethiopia. To achieve this objective, the researchers used mixed research design. Questionnaires, interview and focus group discussions were used as viable instrument for data collection. The questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Program Effectiveness, Mixed Methods Research
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Kekez, Anka; Horvat, Martina; Šalaj, Berto – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper unfolds the ways in which Croatia, as a young post-communist democracy, has aligned its transition and consolidation with the development of education programs that would support the protection of human rights and the creation of a democratic political culture. Design/methodology/approach: By combining the existing studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Interviews, Documentation
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Bombardelli, Olga; Codato, Marta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: In the present paper we describe how civic and citizenship education takes place in Italy, trying to identify strengths and weaknesses, with the aims both of understanding the situation and of identifying possible measures for improvement. Methods: The methodology implies an analysis of the official guidelines by the Ministry in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Methods
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