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Kieu, Thi Kinh; Singer, Jane; Gannon, Tracey Jean – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify challenges in education for sustainable development (ESD) implementation in teacher education institutions (TEIs) in Vietnam and propose some appropriate solutions to advance ESD in training teachers toward sustainability. Design/methodology/approach The authors interviewed ten lecturers and 75…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, College Faculty, Preservice Teachers
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Tate, Amy – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
This chapter looks at ways in which pregnant women adopt the practices of Iyengar yoga, its value as a mode of transformative learning within a nonformal learning space, and the culture of body maintenance that drives practitioners.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Pregnancy, Transformative Learning, Nonformal Education
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Hulsbos, Frank Arnoud; Evers, Arnoud Theodoor; Kessels, Joseph Willem Marie – Vocations and Learning, 2016
In recent years policy makers' interest in the professional development of school leaders has grown considerably. Although we know some aspect of formal educational programs for school leaders, little is known about school leaders' incidental and non-formal learning in the workplace. This study aims to grasp what workplace learning activities…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Leaders, Secondary Schools, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ferrari, Mirella – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This research starts by analysing the current state of artistic heritage in Italy and studying some examples in Europe: we try to investigate the scope of non-formal learning in artistic context, mediated by advanced technology. The framework within which we have placed our investigation is that of lifelong learning and lifedeep learning. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Museums, Nonformal Education
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Syahri, Mohamad – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The research sites were "Blitar, Malang" and "Batu" in East Java Province, Indonesia since those areas are regarded to have problems of environmental crises. In the data collection, this study made use of four methods, namely: a) observation, b) In-depth Interviews, c) documentation, and d) focus group discussion. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Observation, Interviews, Documentation
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Atabekova, Atabekova; Gorbatenko, Rimma; Belousov, Aleksandr; Grebnev, Ruslan; Sheremetieva, Olga – International Education Studies, 2016
The paper explores the ways in which non-formal content and language integrated learning within university studies can affect students' academic progress. The research has included theoretical and empirical studies. The article focuses on the observation of students' learning process, draws attention to challenges and benefits students experienced…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Barriers, Relevance (Education), Law Related Education
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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Gao, Yang; Ng, Josephine; Zeng, Xiaodong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper is about an experiment in non-formal early childhood education for migrant children in Beijing. The Si Huan Playgroup was set up by a group of volunteers in 2004 and is built on ideas of early childhood pedagogy, equity, life-long learning and non-formal education. Non-formal education has implications for policy makers as this is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Early Childhood Education, Migrant Children
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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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Chen, Li-Kuang; Wang, Shan Tair – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Policies, practices, and studies have long been focused on nonformal learning for older adults as if this were the only learning context for grey populations. In fact, today more elderly adults participate in degree-conferring programs. It is important to explore why formal learning environments attract the elderly. Therefore, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Enrollment
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Jutasong, Chanokpon; Sirisuthi, Chaiyut; Phusri-on, Songsak – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The objectives of this research are: 1) to study factors and indicators, 2) to study current situations, desirable situations and techniques, 3) to develop the Program, and 4) to study the effect of Program. It comprised 4 phases: (1) studying the factors and indicators; (2) studying the current situations, desirable situations and techniques; (3)…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Teacher Competencies, Program Development
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Paulson, Usha G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessed literacy, numeracy, and technology-related skills of adults and found skill levels of US adults are well below the international average. In a world where advanced skills are requisite to workplace competitiveness, low skills are a danger sign. An initial PIAAC…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Strategies, Demography
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Mayombe, Celestin; Lombard, Antoinette – International Review of Education, 2016
Non-formal education and training (NFET) programmes in public and private centres in South Africa aim to meet the training needs of adults who have been deprived of formal education which would have fostered skills acquisition and access to employment earlier in their lives. The concern which informs this paper is that adults who face long-term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Adult Education, Community Programs
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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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Marques, Joana Brás Varanda; de Freitas, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
Non-formal education and the dissemination of science are increasingly gaining importance around the world. Whilst astronomy in Brazil is no exception, its growth has however been slow and dispersed, institutions and activities across the country are uncoordinated, and no source exists that integrates relevant information and knowledge. To address…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Astronomy, Science Education
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Pereira, Sónia; Maiztegui-Oñate, Concha; Mata-Codesal, Diana – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: The article discusses the meanings of citizenship and citizenship education when formal citizenship is restricted by exploring the potential of photography education and practice as a tool that promotes the exercise of citizenship in the context of non-formal critical adult education. By doing it, this text aims to enhance our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Migrants
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