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Cai, Jinfang; Sun, Meilu; Kosaka, Michitaka – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Correctly identifying the role of students is important for education providers to serve high-quality education. This paper presents a novel notion of value co-creator for describing the role of older learners in older adult education (OAE) from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Theoretically, we propose eight foundational premises and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Higher Education
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Sung, Johnny; Freebody, Simon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Lifelong learning policy came and went in many countries in the last few decades. Much of the lifelong learning policy experience has been either ineffective or drifting in and out of policy discussions unnoticed. Yet, in 2015, Singapore launched a new policy initiative known as SkillsFuture, which brought lifelong learning back into mainstream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung; Wang, Ting; Leung, Zoe Lai-Mei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study explored the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Hong Kong primary schools. It investigated the profiles of the strengths of professional learning community in schools under study and particularly examined the practices in schools which were identified as strong PLCs. It extends research on PLCs in the Hong…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice
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Khoo, Angeline – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The growing interest in video gaming is matched by a corresponding increase in concerns about the harmful effects on children and adolescents. There are numerous studies on aggression and addiction which spark debates on the negative effects of video gaming. At the same time, there are also studies demonstrating prosocial effects. This paper…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Play, Moral Issues, Ethical Instruction
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Ryan, Janette; Kang, Changyun; Mitchell, Ian; Erickson, Gaalen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The current round of basic education curriculum reform in China is considered by many to be the most radical and wide-reaching. However, very little is known about education reform at the school level. Here we document and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that the reform programme is providing for teachers and schools. We describe…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers
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Erawan, Prawit – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This participatory action research project responded to the needs for educational reform and involved cooperation between Mahasarakham Municipality, which provided primary school education, and the Faculty of Education at Mahasarakham University, which played a role as academic mentor. The project aimed to improve the quality of education…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Municipalities, Research and Development, Mentors