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A growing literature suggests that there is a disjuncture between the instructional practices of the education system and the student body it is expected to serve, particularly with respect to the roles of digital t...
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The purpose of this study is to document the perceptions of school leaders pertaining to the benefits and challenges of technology in high schools located on Prince Edward Island (PEI) (Canada). For this qualitative study, we interviewed 11 educational leaders representing the PEI Department of Educ...
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A final report prepared for the Joint Educational Research Group, Charlottetown, PEI
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This paper explores the phenomenon of spontaneous vocalisations in the self-chosen, unstructured outdoor play of children aged 3–12. Spontaneous vocalisations encompass the whole range of children's unprompted, natural, expressive vocal soundings beyond spoken language. Non-participant observation...
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Researchers in this study adopted an ethnomusicology perspective to explore the playground language and music-making practices of children at nine Canadian school playgrounds over a two-year period. Using non-participant observation the researchers found that school children (ages 5-12) engaged in m...
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Recent studies in the literature on online learning highlight a constructivist approach to knowledge-building in Web-based environments. In this case study of an online course, students were introduced to a constructivist orientation toward learning, a requirement to work in a new learning environme...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of applying adult education principles to training in advanced-technology companies. Strengths and weaknesses of the training program's content and delivery are identified using a framework of adult education principles, in an effort to improve pro...
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Reviews recent philosophical debate surrounding the future role and activities of universities in a technological society; discusses the need for new learning models to meet the needs of working adult students; and presents the demand-driven learning model, a collaborative effort between academics a...
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Describes a partnership approach to developing and implementing a program in management education for the advanced technology sector. The model addresses the business perceived need for university accreditation, and makes use of the university's infrastructures for research, course delivery, and sup...
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Developed and tested an online survey to assess Web-based learning (WBL) educational programs, extending theoretical work on the Demand Driven Learning Model. Data from 93 adult learners from 3 WBL programs found high internal reliability and adequate construct validity for the 5 scales of the onlin...
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The purpose of this study was to explore what healthy living means to adult women living in a rural area of a Canadian province. This study examined the benefits and barriers identified by the participants in relationship to healthy lifestyles, as well as the facilitators they recognized in relation...