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Pickett, Steve; Bianchi, Lynne – Primary Science, 2018
A conversation between the Director of the University of Manchester's Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub and the Education Director of England's Halle Orchestra explores the relationship unfolding between science and music. The interview focuses on synergies between music and science and how the two subjects can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Music Education
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Sun, Qi – Adult Learning, 2013
This article argues that transformative learning becomes increasingly essential for educators in the changing landscape of the adult and higher education institutions of the United States that has continuously hosted highest numbers of international students among other countries. First, it presents a context discussing learning for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Educators, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Vanek, Jen – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In his article "Expanding Access to Learning with Mobile Digital Devices" (EJ1150752), Jeff Carter recommended a balanced perspective when measuring the potential of mobile learning to redefine teaching and learning for adults with basic skills needs. In response to Carter's article, the author makes some recommendations that she thinks…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Furlong, Cerys – Adults Learning, 2012
It is six years since NIACE published the findings of its Committee of Inquiry on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Its report, "More than a language," made significant and wide-reaching recommendations aimed at addressing the quality of provision, unmet demand and the structure of ESOL teaching qualifications. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
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Scully-Russ, Ellen – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
In this article, Ellen Scully-Russ responds to St. Clair's analysis (EJ1072357) of the recent policy report from the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, "Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States" (MSEB) (United States Department of Education [USDoE], 2015). While Scully-Russ…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Change
Tuckett, Alan – Adults Learning, 2012
Good ideas have many parents, bad ones are often orphans. And since it is now 20 years since the first Adult Learners' Week in England, and the idea has been adopted and adapted to local circumstances in 55 countries, there must be something going for it. As the twenty-first Adult Learners' Week gets underway, the author reflects on the origins of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Adult Education
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This document provides Q&A with webinar presenter, Susan Riley. Riley's presentation looks at broad ideas of clarifying best practices in using arts integration (AI) and/or STEAM at any grade level. Questions cover topics such as: the creativity crisis in US schools, integrating art into math adult education (GED and ESL), theater arts in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Integrated Activities, Creativity
Adults Learning, 2009
There is consensus across the three main parties that adult learning, in all its forms, matters. As the Government publishes its White Paper on informal adult learning, this article asks what the three main parties think needs to be done about it. John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, argues that by working in…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Adult Learning
Ravenhall, Mark – Adults Learning, 2011
During the affluent noughties it was sometimes said of government that it had "more visions than Mystic Meg and more pilots than British Airways". In 2011, the pilots, the pathfinders, the new initiatives are largely gone--implementation is the name of the game--but the visions remain. The latest one, as it affects adult learners, is in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Objectives
Southwood, Sue – Adults Learning, 2011
In this article, the author talks about the finding of NIACE's inquiry into adult numeracy learning. One clear finding is that more classroom learning for adults will not bring about a more numerate society. The author discusses the need to create a culture in which maths is perceived as worthwhile and even enjoyable. She stresses that at a time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Education, Adult Education
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Gaer, Susan – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
The author has been using mobile phones actively in her adult education classes for the last two years. She has found that, with a bit of cell phone etiquette, students are responsible and will use phones as learning tools instead of just as toys. In this article, the author describes how she uses them and suggests effective techniques for…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Handheld Devices
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Gibb, Tara L. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2008
Employing critical discourse analysis (CDA), this paper examines the attempt to bridge a Canadian adult second language policy with an employment skills policy. The result is a third policy intended to improve language education and employment skills training for immigrants. The analysis reveals that the knowledge economy and human capital theory…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis
Tovar, Lynn A. – Online Submission, 2008
In this article, learning how to learn for non traditional adult students is discussed with a focus on police officers and firefighters. Learning how to learn is particularly relevant for all returning non-traditional adults; however in the era of terrorism it is critical for the public safety officers returning to college after years of absence…
Descriptors: Police, Learning Strategies, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
Tedder, Michael; Jones, Paula; Mauger, Simon – Adults Learning, 2008
The importance of the "learner voice" is again a concern throughout the learning and skills sector, and turning the rhetoric into some kind of meaningful reality has become a renewed challenge. The concern to be responsive to "learner and learning experience" can be seen across developments in information, advice and guidance…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience
Silver, Ruth – Adults Learning, 2008
The author, chair of the new improvement organization for further education and skills, shares her optimism on what the emerging agency can achieve, but she is aware of the challenges facing a sector struggling to keep pace with inspectors' expectations. These struggles include: (1) The slow delivery of curriculum; (2) The sector's struggle to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries
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