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Aljohani, Obaidalah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study was to describe the perceptions of students pursuing an Adult Education graduate degree at King Saud University; the students' perception was examined regarding the teaching practices they received in the classroom. Participants for this study were males and females pursuing Adult Education degrees at King…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
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Hanley, Pam; Chambers, Bette; Haslam, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2016
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are increasingly used to evaluate educational interventions in the UK. However, RCTs remain controversial for some elements of the research community. This paper argues that the widespread use of the term "gold standard" to describe RCTs is problematic, as it implies that other research methods are…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Educational Research, Case Studies, Elementary School Science
Alajlan, Sarah Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative study is to describe female graduate students' perceptions about their democratic empowerment in the classroom at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Their perceptions are compared based on female students' tracks. It also investigates the obstacles for democratic empowerment that female students face in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Females, Student Attitudes
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Zaheer, Shazia; Butt, Saad M.; Anatolyevna, Gnevasheva Vera; Salmani, Hosna – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
This article aims to outline different pedagogical strategies with applications (apps) in the classroom. Every year the use of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones increases. At the same time, applications are being developed to meet this demand. It is therefore essential that educators investigate their use as a motivational technological…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Castañeda, Sergio Bernal – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Vocational Education
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Zarei, Abbas Ali; Layeq, Hamide – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study investigated the effects of competitive and cooperative teaching techniques on Iranian adult EFL learners' use of direct strategies. To this end, a sample of 88 non-English major university students at Sohrevardi Nonprofit College in Qazvin were assigned to two groups, and each group received instruction under one of the treatment…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Competition, Cooperative Learning
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Rissanen, A. J. – Science Education International, 2014
Lifelong learning and diverse technical information are challenges for designing curricula. The Finnish National Defence University (NDU) provides undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in academic and military disciplines according to the Bologna process. Technology is one of the major learning lines at the NDU, but basic scientific education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Strategies, Peer Teaching, Active Learning
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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete; Laursen, Katja Årosin – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This paper presents our reflections on developing the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) course "Danish for knowledge workers--labour market-related Danish." As defined by Laursen and Frederiksen (2015), knowledge workers are "highly educated people who typically work at universities, at other institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Languages for Special Purposes, Knowledge Economy, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Goodyear, Victoria A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: It has been argued, extensively and internationally, that sustained school-based continuous professional development (CPD) has the potential to overcome some of the shortcomings of traditional one-off CPD programs. Yet, the evidence base on more effective or less effective forms of CPD is contradictory. The mechanisms by which sustained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Walker, Ann – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
This article explores aspects of the theory and practice of cooperative problem solving in education from the perspective of community-based adult learning. It describes how society can benefit from using collaborative and questioning approaches as a positive alternative to more confrontational methods of resolving differences and how collective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Adult Education
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Sung, Johnny; Freebody, Simon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Lifelong learning policy came and went in many countries in the last few decades. Much of the lifelong learning policy experience has been either ineffective or drifting in and out of policy discussions unnoticed. Yet, in 2015, Singapore launched a new policy initiative known as SkillsFuture, which brought lifelong learning back into mainstream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Waterhouse, Monica – TESL Canada Journal, 2016
This article develops a complex understanding of safe space in relation to adult refugee learners' oral literacy practice of telling stories of violent life experiences in English as a second language (ESL) classrooms. A rhizoanalytic approach brings theoretical and empirical elements into conversation to ask two questions. Can the exigencies of…
Descriptors: Violence, Adult Students, Story Telling, Qualitative Research
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Lee, Ya-hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The lifelong learning concept of "never too late to learn" advocated by Confucius has gradually become rooted in the lives of Taiwanese adults and seniors. In response to the impact of population ageing and low fertility rates, numerous elementary schools, junior high schools, and universities have allocated resources and space to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Older Adults
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