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Midtsundstad, Tove; Nielsen, Roy A. – European Journal of Education, 2019
The number of people aged 60 and over across the globe is expected to double by 2050, reaching a share of more than 20 percent of the population total. Governments are therefore taking more and more policy actions to encourage ageing workers to extend their working lives and their employers to retain them. According to the OECD lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Employment Patterns, Adult Education
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Carlsten, Tone Cecilie; Olsen, Dorothy Sutherland – European Journal of Education, 2019
One of the challenges of keeping older employees up to date and ensuring their continued involvement in the workplace is to provide them with relevant learning opportunities. This article aims to understand the usefulness of the concept of LLL for a group of older employees (50+). This is done using interviews and a document study on the Church of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Older Adults
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Zapp, Mike; Helgetun, Jo B.; Powell, Justin J. W. – European Journal of Education, 2018
Educational research in Norway has experienced unprecedented structural expansion and cognitive shifts over the last two decades because of greater state investments and the strategic use of extensive and multi-year thematic programmes to fund research projects. Using a neo-institutionalist framework, we examine institutionalisation dynamics in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Change
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Görgen, Kristine – European Journal of Education, 2017
Using the PISA 2015 releases in Norway and England, this article explores how PISA has been presented in the media and how the policy level has responded to the results. England will be used as an example for comparison. The article presents early media responses from the 20 most circulated daily newspapers in the two countries and discusses them…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries
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Sweetman, Rachel – European Journal of Education, 2017
Learning outcomes are presented as a tool that can enhance teaching and learning in higher education, in particular by fostering student-centred learning. However, the ways in which this change can and should take place and the specific kinds of enhancement involved are often unclear. This article analyses common claims about the advantages of…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Prøitz, Tine S.; Havnes, Anton; Briggs, Mary; Scott, Ian – European Journal of Education, 2017
With the policy of developing a transparent and competitive European higher education sector, learning outcomes (LOs) are attributed a foundation stone role in policy and curriculum development. A premise for their implementation is that they bear fundamental similarities across national, institutional or professional/disciplinary contexts. In…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Michelsen, Svein; Vabø, Agnete; Kvilhaugsvik, Hanne; Kvam, Endre – European Journal of Education, 2017
This article highlights the significance of professional and disciplinary spaces in the shaping of Learning Outcomes (Los) in higher education. It is based on empirical studies of three programmes (engineering, the humanities and medicine) at two Norwegian universities. The results demonstrate both similarities and differences in the dynamics of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education
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Bleiklie, Ivar; Frølich, Nicoline; Sweetman, Rachel; Henkel, Mary – European Journal of Education, 2017
Specifying learning outcomes (LOs) in higher education as part of the European Qualification Framework (EQF) has resulted in a variety of experiences in the national contexts of England and Norway, as well as in different institutional and disciplinary settings. This article contributes to a contextualised understanding of the kind of management…
Descriptors: Humanities, STEM Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Sutherland Olsen, Dorothy – European Journal of Education, 2016
The relationship between learning and innovation has been a central theme in studies of innovation (Fagerberg et al., 2005, Borras & Edquist, 2014, Lundvall & Johnsen, 1994). Studies of the workplace have also claimed a relationship between skills or training and a firm's ability to innovate (Toner, 2011). Recent studies of innovation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Educational Innovation, Workplace Learning
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Støren, Liv Anne – European Journal of Education, 2016
In this article, innovative activity is considered in the light of broader conceptualisations of innovativeness and what it means to be innovative. Central to the definition of innovativeness used in the analysis is that the worker actively seeks new knowledge and uses it for work-related tasks. This is based on previous research emphasising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Definitions, Information Seeking
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Baschung, Lukas – European Journal of Education, 2016
Traditionally, European doctoral education has principally taken place within the binary relationship of professors and their doctoral students according to the "apprenticeship model." However, in the last one to two decades, this model has been questioned. Governments and higher education institutions (HEIs) reform doctoral education by…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Recruitment, Case Studies, Graduate Students
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Thomas, Liz; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth – European Journal of Education, 2014
There is a growing interest in policy research on student completion and non-continuation and bodies such as the European Commission and OECD are focusing on the subject. There is also increasing national interest in the issue in many countries and they are looking to each other for input on effective policies. However, there are significant…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Graduation Rate
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Frolich, Nicoline; Aamodt, Per Olaf – European Journal of Education, 2013
European universities are facing demands for better student retention, especially in countries where state funding is no longer based on the number of students, but on the number of graduates. An extensive literature on retention focuses on the characteristics of students who leave higher education without a degree. Much less is known about the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Universities, Higher Education
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Cederberg, Margareta; Hartsmar, Nanny – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article describes early school leaving in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, using examples to show a complex representation of early school leaving and its consequences for young people's subsequent access to the labour market. We show how measures taken by governments and school authorities in the respective countries have resulted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Risk
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