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Oie, Mayumi – Higher Education Studies, 2017
This paper examined how the interdisciplinary field of volunteer motivation and creativity research helps improve our understanding of social issues. This research focused on the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, and discussed how volunteer motivations support volunteer activities, positive youth…
Descriptors: Creativity, Volunteers, Natural Disasters, Self Determination
Samson, Kristal – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The existing literature has much to offer regarding the adjustment issues of international students. English proficiency and social support appear to be the biggest factors affecting the social, academic, and cultural adjustment of international students. Psychology graduate programs can exacerbate these challenges due to strenuous workload,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Psychology, Student Adjustment
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Durham, Lisa; Kim, Soonhyang – TESOL Journal, 2019
Faith-based adult English as a second language (ESL) programs provide beneficial services to the underserved adult English language learner (ELL) population in the United States (Chao & Mantero, 2014). However, these programs face a critical training dilemma, often lacking qualified volunteer instructors and the time or resources to train…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Busch, David S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
In the early 1960s, Peace Corps staff turned to American colleges and universities to prepare young Americans for volunteer service abroad. In doing so, the agency applied the university's modernist conceptions of citizenship education to volunteer training. The training staff and volunteers quickly discovered, however, that prevailing methods of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Volunteers, Citizenship Education
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Briggs, Judith; McHenry, Kimberly – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2013
Within an afterschool community arts program for underserved children, teacher candidates tested prescribed teaching methods, experimented with teaching styles, and worked cooperatively with peers and faculty to enhance the children's creativity and sense of accomplishment. Students connected theoretical classroom knowledge to real-world…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Art Education, Preservice Teachers, Service Learning
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Tedrow, Amanda M. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Georgia Master Composter Program is both an adult environmental education course and an Extension volunteer program addressing the growing demand for composting education across the state of Georgia. The 9-week program includes lectures by experts, hands-on learning, and field trips and differs from traditional master Extension programs…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Education, Adult Education, Wastes
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Airola, Ella; Rasi, Päivi; Outila, Marjo – Educational Gerontology, 2020
There is a need to better understand older people's use, non-use, and learning of eHealth services in their everyday lives. This paper reports a case study of a phone and video conferencing service aimed at promoting the social connectedness and well-being of older people in the sparsely populated area of Finnish Lapland. The data were derived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Health Services, Case Studies
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Haugen, Heidi; Stevenson, Anne; Meyer, Rebecca L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
This article explores how a one-time training designed to support learning transfer affected 4-H volunteers' comfort levels with the training content and how comfort levels, in turn, affected the volunteers' application of tools and techniques learned during the training. Results of a follow-up survey suggest that the training participants…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Volunteer Training, Participation
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Reuveni, Yehudit; Werner, Perla – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors associated with teenagers' willingness to volunteer with elderly persons using an expanded model of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Participants consisted of 258 ninth-grade students at a large high school in the northern part of Israel. Participants completed a structured…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Older Adults, Volunteers, Intergenerational Programs
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Plutino, Alessia, Ed.; Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Corradini, Erika, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This edited collection presents a selection of contributions made to the 12th eLearning symposium, held at the University of Southampton, in January 2019. It focuses on how innovative and creative language teaching approaches can respond to modern, ever-transforming educational landscapes. The contributors are educators from higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
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Robideau, Kari; Vogel, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2014
Volunteers are central to the delivery of 4-H programs, and providing quality, relevant training is key to volunteer success. Online, asynchronous modules are an enhancement to a training delivery menu for adult volunteers, providing consistent, accessible options traditionally delivered primarily face to face. This article describes how Minnesota…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Volunteer Training
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Beehr, Terry A.; LeGro, Kimberly; Porter, Kimberly; Bowling, Nathan A.; Swader, William M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
Volunteering implies free choice, but people in some situations can feel compelled to volunteer. Hypotheses about students' volunteer work focused on self-determination and sufficiency of justification for their behavior. We examined required versus nonrequired volunteerism, internal and external motivation for volunteering, and attitudes of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Motivation, Student Volunteers, Student Attitudes
Bernadowski, Carianne; Perry, Ronald; Del Greco, Robert – Online Submission, 2013
University students have been barraged with service learning opportunities both as course required and as volunteer opportunities in recent years. Currently, many universities now require students to participate in engaged learning as a graduation requirement. Situated in Bandura's theory of self-efficacy, this study examines the effects service…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Best Practices, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Bernadowski, Carianne; Perry, Ronald; Del Greco, Robert – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
University students have been barraged with service learning opportunities both as course required and as volunteer opportunities in recent years. Currently, many universities now require students to participate in engaged learning as a graduation requirement. Situated in Bandura's theory of self-efficacy, this study examines the effects service…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Best Practices, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Kok, Ayse – Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
There is little evidence that helps to inform education, practice, policy, and research about issues surrounding the use of online collaboration tools for organisational initiatives (Brown & Duguid, 1991; Cook & Brown, 1999); let alone a single study conducted with regard to the volunteering practice of knowledge workers. The underlying…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Volunteers, Learning Experience
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