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Karam, Fares J.; Monaghan, Christine; Yoder, Paul J. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This case study, conducted collaboratively between education scholars and education practitioners, describes and analyses the ways in which Syrian refugee teachers and an NGO are developing and implementing non-formal education (NFE) programming in three refugee settlements in Lebanon. Utilising the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Refugees, Teachers
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Agbo, Felicia Onyemowo; Isa, Ali A. Muluku – Science Education International, 2017
This paper examined scientific skills and concept learning by rural women for personal and national development. The research design employed was a quasi-experimental, one-group pre-test and post-test design. A non-formal science program package to enhance and empower the rural women's knowledge and skills in their daily activities (nutrition,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
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Intarat, Sudarat; Chanchalor, Sumalee; Murphy, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Non-formal education (NFE) has a role to play in the education of marginalised groups such as out-of-school adults. NFE is based in the discourse of lifelong learning with its agenda of economic growth and active citizenship. This discourse requires moving beyond traditional conceptualisations of primary, secondary and tertiary education to…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu Alice – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper investigates the extent to which civic education is achieving its goals of teaching democracy and producing responsible democratic citizenship in Lesotho. This is done by analysing the conceptions of civic education, democracy, public participation, human rights, freedoms and responsibilities that appear in Lesotho's documents that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Civil Rights
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Hintz, Carly J.; Lackey, Brenda K. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Based on increased demand for educational programming, leadership at Schmeeckle Reserve, a campus natural area in Stevens Point, WI explored the needs for expanded environmental education efforts. In 2014, a three-phased needs assessment framework was employed to explore educational programming offered in the community. Results from interviews and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Needs Assessment, Environmental Education, Community Programs
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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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Hughes, Amy Christine; Zak, Kevin; Ernst, Julie; Meyer, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2017
In a notoriously cold-seasoned region, this paper explored how our formal education and non-formal environmental education (EE) gatekeepers of Northeastern Minnesota regard the importance of outdoor play and cold weather for young students. This research study explored the relationship between participant gatekeepers' beliefs of the benefits…
Descriptors: Play, Weather, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education
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Mayombe, Celestin – Africa Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this article is to assess the course content relevance in contributing to wage- or self-employment of adult non-formal education and training (NFET) in the context of South Africa. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment due to a lack of marketable skills remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Course Content, Employment Potential
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Tang, Sylvia Y. F.; Wong, Angel K. Y.; Li, Dora D. Y.; Cheng, May M. H. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
This article reports a mixed methods study on the contribution of various aspects of pre-service student teachers' learning in initial teacher education (ITE) to their professional competence in a Five-year Bachelor of Education Programme in Hong Kong. Special attention is given to how student teachers' non-formal learning in higher education…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Mixed Methods Research
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Hämäläinen, Raija; De Wever, Bram; Nissinen, Kari; Cincinnato, Sebastiano – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2017
Purpose: Research has shown that the problem-solving skills of adults with a vocational education and training (VET) background in technology-rich environments (TREs) are often inadequate. However, some adults with a VET background do have sound problem-solving skills. The present study aims to provide insight into the socio-demographic,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Adults, Vocational Education, Technology Education
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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This article presents the case for using mobile technologies to facilitate the integration of classroom and outside-of-classroom learning experiences designed to enhance the ecological literacy of primary school students and their parents. There is growing evidence supporting the transformative potential of mobile learning technologies and tools…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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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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Çil, Emine; Maccario, Nihal; Yanmaz, Durmus – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Museums are useful educational resources in science teaching. Teaching strategies which promote hands-on activities, student-centred learning, and rich social interaction must be designed and implemented throughout the museum visit for effective science learning. Purpose: This study aimed to design and implement innovative teaching…
Descriptors: Design, Science Instruction, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Demircioglu, Gökhan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The main purpose of this study is to design an interactive non-formal chemistry environment and investigate its effectiveness on high school students' attitudes towards chemistry. Besides that, it is tried to determine to what extent students correlate these concepts with daily life. 14 voluntary students (5 female, 9 male) from different levels…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Nonformal Education, Student Attitudes, Investigations
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