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Adult Education, Community, and Learning for Democracy in Scotland

Jim Crowther, Aileen Ackland, Margaret Petrie and David Wallace.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Education. 8641 words.

Historically, the relationship between adult education and democracy has been one of mutual synergy with education providing the context for thoughtful reflection and democratic action. The...

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Alternative Education

Martin Mills and Glenda McGregor.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education. 10971 words.

Alternative schooling has a long history. However, defining alternative schooling is difficult because it necessitates an answer to the question: “alternative to what?” It suggests that...

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Arts Education Research

Benjamin Jörissen, Leopold Klepacki and Ernst Wagner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Education. 8340 words.

Research in arts education is characterized by a tension between presupposed theoretical concepts about “arts” and “education,” on the one hand, and the global field of untheorized arts...

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European Studies and Research in Adult Learning and Education

Oriol Rios-Gonzalez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Education. 8567 words.

The European Commission launched a renewed agenda for adult learning with the objective of ensuring access to high-quality educational opportunities to adult learners for the promotion of...

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Garden-Based Education

Dilafruz Williams.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Educational Strategies and Policy; Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education. 11042 words.

Garden-based education is a philosophical orientation to teaching and learning that uses gardens as the milieu for student engagement through meaningful and relevant curricular and...

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Place-Based Education

Gregory A. Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education. 10958 words.

Place-based education is an approach to curriculum development and instruction that directs students’ attention to local culture, phenomena, and issues as the basis for at least some of the...

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Self-Directed Education—Unschooling and Democratic Schooling

Peter Gray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Open Learning, Home Learning, and Distance Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education. 11978 words.

Education, broadly defined, is cultural transmission. It is the process or set of processes by which each new generation of human beings acquires and builds upon the skills, knowledge,...

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