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Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal and Media-Rich Environments

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ISBN: 9780262328708 9780262527743 Year: Pages: 168 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Education
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An extensive review of the literature on learning assessment in informal settings, expert discussion of key issues, and a new model for good assessment practice. Today educational activities take place not only in school but also in after-school programs, community centers, museums, and online communities and forums. The success and expansion of these out-of-school initiatives depends on our ability to document and assess what works and what doesn't in informal learning, but learning outcomes in these settings are often unpredictable. Goals are open-ended; participation is voluntary; and relationships, means, and ends are complex. This report charts the state of the art for learning assessment in informal settings, offering an extensive review of the literature, expert discussion on key topics, a suggested model for comprehensive assessment, and recommendations for good assessment practices.Drawing on analysis of the literature and expert opinion, the proposed model, the Outcomes-by-Levels Model for Documentation and Assessment, identifies at least ten types of valued outcomes, to be assessed in terms of learning at the project, group, and individual levels. The cases described in the literature under review, which range from promoting girls' identification with STEM practices to providing online resources for learning programming and networking, illustrate the usefulness of the assessment model.

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Private World(s): Gender and Informal Learning of Adults

Book Series: Research on the Education and Learning of Adults ISBN: 9789462099715 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-971-5 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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This book is the third production from the ESREA Gender network and, once more, an opportunity to let the readers discover, or to know more, for a better understanding of questions related to gender and adult learning. It shows how researchers can be deeply involved in this specific field of adult education. The notion of informal learning has already been treated as a chapter in the 2003s book, but it becomes central and relevant in this new book considering the growing complexity of our society. Readership: Educational Researchers and their students

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Working and Learning in Times of Uncertainty: Challenges to Adult, Professional and Vocational Education

Book Series: Research on the Education and Learning of Adults ISBN: 9789463002448 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-244-8 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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This book analyses the challenges of globalisation and uncertainty impacting on working and learning at individual, organisational and societal levels. Readership: Educational Researchers and their students

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Can We Read Letters? Reflections on Fundamental Issues in Reading and Dyslexia Research

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ISBN: 9789462099562 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-956-2 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Education
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The authors use these fundamental analyses and definitions to shed new light on the ‘balanced approach to reading instruction’, ‘reading fluency’ and other key concepts. The book also deals with problems in the definition of ‘dyslexia’ and proposes a method to arrive at clear and fruitful definitions. It concludes with a chapter trying to answer the question of in what sense, or to what extent, it can be claimed that reading and dyslexia research has made progress. Readership: Educational Researchers and their students

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Schule der Gesellschaft: Wissensordnungen von Zürcher Unterrichtspraktiken zwischen 1771 und 1834

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ISBN: 9783034012997 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605210 Language: German
Publisher: Chronos Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163544
Subject: History
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“Schule der Gesellschaft” Knowledge systems in Zurich educational practices between 1771 and 1834 The great social and political revolutions of 1798 and 1831 fueled efforts at radical restructuring of education policy. There were, however, gaps between the new norms and traditional local practices. Official and intellectual setting of new standards clashed with local and regional needs and conceptions of schooling. In a process of gradual adjustment, locally varying mixtures of new prescriptions and traditional approaches emerged. Making use of voluminous source material, consisting principally of answers to school surveys from 1771 and 1779, as well as reports of school authorities from 1834, the study provides a comparative view across several hundred Zurich schools. The author conveys a nuanced portrayal of educational practices at the turn of the 19th century. The results of the study reveal similarities in schooling approaches across the region, and show the societal knowledge system underlying them. Investigating schools requires examining the surrounding society as well.

Transforming Institutions

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ISBN: 9781557537249 9781557537249 9781557538550 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102835
Subject: Education
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Higher education is coming under increasing scrutiny, both publically and within academia, with respect to its ability to appropriately prepare students for the careers that will make them competitive in the 21st-century workplace. At the same time, there is a growing awareness that many global issues will require creative and critical thinking deeply rooted in the technical STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. Transforming Institutions brings together chapters from the scholars and leaders who were part of the 2011 and 2014 conferences. It provides an overview of the context and challenges in STEM higher education, contributed chapters describing programs and research in this area, and a reflection and summary of the lessons from the many authors’ viewpoints, leading to suggested next steps in the path toward transformation.

The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm: The TIES Study in Sweden

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ISBN: 9789089648419 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648419 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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This timely book presents the results of the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe survey that examines the experiences of residents of Stockholm who are descended from Turkish migrants

Transitionen in der Erwachsenenbildung

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe der Sektion Erwachsenenbildung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) ISBN: 9783847409151 9783847407539 Year: Pages: 348 DOI: 10.3224/84740753 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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In view of social transitions, transitions are becoming an important topic of adult education research and professionalism. The authors show research contexts and practical references and explain important terms such as status passages, transitions, trajectories, coping with transitions, subject. Scientific approaches are theoretically and empirically clarified and pedagogical concepts of a learning-promoting accompaniment of transitions are presented.

Chapter 1 Being the “Only One”: The Importance of Teacher Diversity for Literacy and English Education (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780415729956 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315850665 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education examines how English and literacy teacher education—a space dominated by White, English-monolingual, middle class perspectives—shapes the experiences of preservice teachers of color and their construction of a teacher identity. Significant and timely, this book focuses attention on the unique needs and perspectives of racially and linguistically diverse preservice teachers in the field of literacy and English education and offers ways to improve teacher training to better meet the needs of preservice teachers from all racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. These changes have the potential to diversify the teacher force and cultivate teachers who bring rich racial, cultural, and linguistic histories to the field of teaching.

Friedenspädagogik und Gewaltfreiheit

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Book Series: Schriften der KatHo NRW ISBN: 9783847404156 9783847401902 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.3224/84740190 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Peace has to be learned again and again - and peace education has to deal with the conditions for this in a new way. In this volume, current lines of argumentation of non-violence and peace education are measured in the cpmtext of world society and thus innovative perspectives for peace education in the 21st century are presented.

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