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Bárcena, Elena; Read, Timothy; Underwood, Joshua; Obari, Hiroyuki; Cojocnean, Diana; Koyama, Toshiko; Pareja-Lora, Antonio; Calle, Cristina; Pomposo, Lourdes; Talaván, Noa; Ávila-Cabrera, José; Ibañez, Ana; Vermeulen, Anna; Jordano, María; Arús-Hita, Jorge; Rodríguez, Pilar; Castrillo, María Dolores; Kétyi, Andras; Selwood, Jaime; Gaved, Mark; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In this paper, experiences from different research groups illustrate the state-of-the-art of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (henceforth, MALL) in formal and non-formal education. These research samples represent recent and on-going progress made in the field of MALL at an international level and offer encouragement for practitioners who are…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning
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Mayombe, Celestin – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the way the adult non-formal education and training (NFET) centres motivated and empowered graduates to start their own micro-enterprises as individuals or as a group. The specific objectives are as follows: to find out the transforming factors fostering the utilisation of acquired skills into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods
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Strong, Emma; Rowntree, Jason; Thurlow, Kable; Raven, Matt R. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Since its establishment through the Smith-Lever Act, the Cooperative Extension Service has sought to use non-formal education programs centered on community needs to provide research-based information. However, the onset of the information age has transformed the way knowledge is shared and as a result altered the way people access information.…
Descriptors: Models, Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Community Programs
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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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Zamora, Julieta Lopez; Reynaga, Francisco Javier Arriaga – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
This paper presents results of two research works, the first approaches non-formal education and the second addresses formal education. In both studies in-depth interview techniques were used. There were some points of convergence between them on aspects such as the implementation of learning environments and the integration of ICT. The interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication, Technological Advancement
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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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Kaukko, Mervi; Fertig, Michael – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2016
This article focuses on the practical, ontological, and epistemological similarities and differences between global education and participatory action research (PAR). The paper starts by presenting classical definitions of action research, highlighting their similarities with the ideas of global education. Considering the aim of global education…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, International Education
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van der Linden, Josje; Manuel, Alzira Munguambe – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Thirty-five years after independence the Mozambican illiteracy rate has been reduced from 93% to just over 50% according to official statistics. Although this indicates an enormous achievement in the area of education, the challenge of today still is to design appropriate adult basic education programmes including literacy, numeracy and life…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Curriculum Development
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Phatininnart, Chuleeporn – Convergence, 2009
The making of changes inside prisons necessarily implies education. In Thailand, the point is not only to organise professional training courses but also to make detainees aware of the fact that they belong to a community of values. Non-formal education allows the necessary flexibility to an individual approach of training that must take into…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Professional Training, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Guilherme, Alex; Morgan, W. John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The Jewish philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965) is considered one of the twentieth century's greatest contributors to the philosophy of religion and is also recognized as the pre-eminent scholar of "Hasidism." He has also attracted considerable attention as a philosopher of education. However, most commentaries on this aspect of his…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Nonformal Education
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Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K.; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James – Distance Education, 2018
This paper discusses the relevance of lifelong learning vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stresses the need for an approach blending formal education, non-formal and informal learning. The role of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in moving beyond formal education and the importance of integrating pedagogy, andragogy and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Nonformal Education
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Mayombe, Celestin; Lombard, Antoinette – International Review of Education, 2015
Non-formal adult education and training (NFET) in South Africa is instrumental in breaking the high level of poverty and decreasing the social inequality the country continues to face as a post-apartheid democracy. Public and private NFET centres in South Africa aim to meet the training needs of adults who have been deprived of formal education…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Social Differences
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Passani, Antonella; Debicki, Marie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
This article presents the research results of the European co-funded project NISO: Fighting Homophobia Through Active Citizenship and Media Education. The project combined research and non-formal education activities in four European countries: Belgium, Estonia, Italy and the Netherlands. The research intended to identify and analyze high school…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Attitudes
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Terry, Bryan D.; Osborne, Edward – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local government agencies enable local Extension units to deliver a high level of educational opportunities to local citizens. These units represent land-grant institutions by delivering non-formal education that aim to address local, regional, and state concerns. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Nonformal Education, Delphi Technique
Petnuchova, Jana – Online Submission, 2012
The article describes importance of education, not only as an initial education for kids, pupils and students, but also as a part of LLL (lifelong learning) and development for adult. People are constantly learning everywhere and at all times. Especially for teachers, in recent years, there has been an increasing appreciation of the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning
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