Formal education

The changing face of content area teaching (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 3, 2010

This study looks at changes in instruction methods by content area teachers in the presence of social constructivist theory, which usually encourages collaborative learning and suggests that students use active techniques to build their knowledge.

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2014-01-07

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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2013-10-21

Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning in the Sciences (2010)

This report looks at both the links and the differences between formal, non-formal and informal learning, with particular reference to the field of science and engineering in Canada and the United States.

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2013-02-19

Exploring the ‘Boy Crisis' in Education (2011)

In many countries that are part of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), there is a growing concern over studies suggesting that boys lag behind girls in measures of scholastic achievement.

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2012-11-23

Literacy skills of Canadians across the ages: Fewer low achievers, fewer high achievers (2008)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, February 2008, Vol. 4, No. 6

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the relationships between schooling, literacy skills, aging, and the labour market.

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2012-05-04

Changing our schools: Implementing successful educational reform (2009)

Lessons in Learning – January 15, 2009

Large-scale educational reform requires a significant investment of resources and, if unsuccessful, risks wasting students’ and teachers’ time. The authors of this paper look at previous attempts at educational reform in many countries and ask what lessons Canada can take from these efforts.

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2012-04-24

Social Networking Sites & Adult Literacy Learning (2011)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server.

The authors have analysed information from articles, policy documents, web-based sources, and literacy learners and educators to decide if and how social networking sites such as Facebook can be used to facilitate adult literacy learning.

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2011-12-20

Learning Community by Community: Preparing for a Knowledge-based Society (2010)

Revue « À lire en ligne », FCAF

In this article, the author describes the emergence of a new model of learning communities based upon the concept of lifelong learning as an organizing principle and social goal. He points to three forces driving the move: expanding globalization; increasing use of information and communications technologies; and exploding knowledge, especially in the sciences and technologies.

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2011-05-20

State of Inuit Learning in Canada (2005)

This document was written to provide a perspective on the Inuit context for the Canadian Council on Learning’s (CCL’s) Knowledge Centres, with particular focus on the Aboriginal Learning Centre.

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2011-03-01

State of Learning in Canada: No Time for Complacency (2007)

The authors of this report say that while Canadians have made great strides toward building a culture of lifelong learning, there is no room for complacency.

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2010-07-06

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