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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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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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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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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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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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Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia; Tronca, Luigi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The influence of the European Commission (EC) expert groups on policy coordination within the European Union has received a growing interest among researchers, who have assessed their role in policy-making processes, their participation patterns, their transparency, and their knowledge-generating process. This article interrogates the structural…
Descriptors: Governance, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Social Networks
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This article analyses the perceptions of adult learners towards the use of constructivist approach in teaching and learning in non-formal education (NFE) centres of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The analysis is based on five principles of the constructivist theory of learning-interactive learning, collaborative learning, facilitating learning,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Nonformal Education
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Nordvall, Henrik; Pastuhov, Annika – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Political parties are essential for the functioning of parliamentary democracy, yet parties have not received much attention in contemporary research on popular education. The aim of this article is to analyse the contemporary role of party-political education as a form of popular education in two labour movement parties in Sweden. The study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Politics, Politics of Education
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Schuchart, Claudia; Bühler-Niederberger, Doris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
In Germany about half of the adult learners who start second chance education drop out before graduation. In this paper we aim to contribute to an explanation for this low success rate. We focus on the normative expectations of learners: What are their expectations concerning teachers' attention to their personal abilities, teacher support and the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Needs, Stopouts, Dropouts
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Hachem, Hany – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The guiding principles of the education of older adults have been stated in three landmark publications. In their statements of principles, the authors of those publications affiliated themselves with one of two older-adult learning philosophies: a humanist or a critical one. Thirty years since the first statement, the field of educational…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Educational Philosophy, Adult Learning, Educational Gerontology
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Belando-Montoro, María R.; Barros, Rosanna; Lampreia Carvalho, Fátima – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This article presents a cartography of the field of research in adult learning and education (ALE) via a comparative study of academic production at doctoral level in Spain and Portugal based on a systematic documentary analysis of the summaries of doctoral theses concluded between 2006 and 2018. The aim is to advance the state of the art of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Research, Doctoral Dissertations
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Schoultz, Magnus; Öhman, Johan; Quennerstedt, Mikael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Previous studies have demonstrated that there is a positive relationship between learning activities and health in general and that learning has a positive impact on the psychological, mental and social aspects of health. Despite this, there are still unanswered questions about the relationship between and the concepts of health and learning. The…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Learning Processes, Well Being
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Kuk, Hye-Su; Tarlau, Rebecca – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to systematically review and trace the lineage of theoretical debates around social movement learning in the field of adult education. We compiled articles, books and conference proceedings on adult education and social movements from Google Scholar using the software "Publish or Perish" and manually filtered…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Social Change, Social Influences, Conflict
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