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Idrissi, Hajar – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This research paper aims to examine the effects of extracurricular activities in building knowledge, skills and attitudes that attempt to develop ecological citizenship as a subset of global citizenship among middle school students. I focus on one extracurricular programme entitled 'The Friends of Nature' that was provided in a Moroccan private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Behavior Change, Extracurricular Activities
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Luik, Piret; Lepp, Marina; Feklistova, Lidia; Säde, Merilin; Rõõm, Marili; Palts, Tauno; Suviste, Reelika; Tõnisson, Eno – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
MOOCs for learning the basics of programming have become popular among people with a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and learning contexts. Studies show that learners who enrol in MOOCs tend to have different motivation from learners in traditional courses, but it is not known how motivation differs for people with different backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Programming, Learning Motivation
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Thorburn, Malcolm – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This critical paper investigates one influential post-millennial initiative -- the Daily Mile programme -- which is designed to promote the multifarious lifelong enhancing benefits of running-based experiences. A textually orientated discourse analysis of the language used in media, policy and research-related documentary sources of evidence are…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Siivonen, Päivi; Filander, Karin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This article explores university students' constructions of the ideal student at present-day university, that emphasises student-as-consumer culture and employability rather than education as a virtue in itself. The research is based on thematic narrative accounts (n = 67) generated in a generalist field in one regional Finnish university. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Nontraditional Students, Adult Students
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Roumell, Elizabeth A.; Bian, Xinyi; Sun, Qi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
A burgeoning body of literature discusses the process of being and becoming a doctoral scholar, suggesting that graduate students should move beyond performing the role of 'good student' and transform into doctoral scholars and stewards of the profession. More recently, research has been conducted to identify more commonly held competencies and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Professional Identity, Scholarship, Personality
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Karmaeva, Natalia; Zakharov, Andrey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Study -- Higher School of Economics (RLMS), we estimate the relationship between the sense of control, measured as the belief that one has control over one's important future life circumstances and job-related training for women and men in a transitional context. We test the theory of alternative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Personal Autonomy, Mastery Learning, Labor Market
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Chesters, Jenny; Cuervo, Hernán; Fu, Jun – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
As the Australian labour market restructures and the pace of technological advances quickens, reskilling and up-skilling are now required for sustained employability. Thus, many adults embark on further study after spending a period of time in the workforce. To examine the reasons for re-engaging, and for not re-engaging with education during…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Lifelong Learning, Barriers, Adult Students
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Morris, Thomas Howard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Self-directed learning and creativity are critical workplace competences that are important to foster in formal educational settings. Previous studies have identified a relationship between self-directed learning and creativity, but the specific nature of this relationship is unclear. The purpose of the present theoretical paper is to examine…
Descriptors: Creativity, Independent Study, Correlation, Learning Processes
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Creely, Edwin; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
A change-of-life issue for older people is finding ways to engage meaningfully and be creative. Sustaining a sense of self-efficacy in one's abilities to be productive is vital for wellbeing. Our research explored the perceived self-efficacy developed in an Australian University of the Third Age poetry class. We gathered data from one class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Poetry, Creative Writing
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Tuparevska, Elena; Santibáñez, Rosa; Solabarrieta, Josu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The aim of the article is to analyse the concept of social exclusion in EU lifelong learning policies: how the concept has evolved from the 1990s in terms of meaning, definitions and closely connected concepts, what are the implications of this evolution, and whether there is coherence between the conceptual evolution and lifelong learning policy.…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Definitions
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Parker, Daniel A.; Roessger, Kevin M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
While retrieval practice has been studied for over a century, it has gained a significant body of research within the past fifteen years in cognitive psychology and the learning sciences. However, there is little discussion in its study and application within topics of adult learning. In this article, we examine the historical and philosophical…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational History
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The idea of learning rooted in behavioural psychology has become dominant in the field of teaching and learning for several decades. Even though it has been widely used in formal education it is inadequate for informing lifelong learning policies and plans. In this paper, first I critique the psychological foundation of learning and in the second…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Criticism
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Rodrigues, Mariana; Queiroga, Rita; Ribeiro, Ana Bela; Alves, Natália; Neves, Tiago – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Precarious jobs and unemployment have become common issues for many young adults due to the unfavourable labour market situation in Portugal. Against this background, lifelong learning (LLL) policies have been called in to play a role in creating economic growth and supporting the social inclusion of young adults in vulnerable educational and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries
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Valiente, Oscar; Zancajo, Adrián; Jacovkis, Judith – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The importance of skill formation for young people and the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment are at the forefront of global development agendas. However, there is still an open debate about the most adequate policy frameworks to tackle these societal challenges and, particularly, about the role that the state and the market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supply and Demand, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Tuparevska, Elena; Santibáñez, Rosa; Solabarrieta, Josu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The aim of this article is to examine how EU lifelong learning policies are trying to reach the vulnerable by looking at what measures against social exclusion they offer and how equitable these measures are. It is a qualitative study that focuses on policy documents that form the European Union's legal and political frameworks of reference in the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Isolation, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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