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Engaging Student's Learningthrough A Blended Learning Environment, Andrew Stuart Jan 2013

Engaging Student's Learningthrough A Blended Learning Environment, Andrew Stuart

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Within the furniture manufacturing industry a high proportion of occupational accidents are as a result of non-compliance to machining regulations and incorrect work practices. Safety training plays an important role in reducing accidents and promoting a safety culture within this sector. This article details an action research study undertaken during the first year of a new Degree in Timber Product Technology, which set out to evaluate the impact a blended learning environment and reusable learning objects (RLOs) could have on promoting safe work practices and a safety culture amongst students. A constructivist approach was taken and the module design was ...


Lifelong Learning: Romance, Evidence, Implementation?, Anne Murphy Jan 2005

Lifelong Learning: Romance, Evidence, Implementation?, Anne Murphy

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This paper asks if there is evidence that implementation of a lifelong learning agenda in Ireland has progressed in the decade since the 1995 European Year of Lifelong Learning. It tries to answer the question by analysis of over forty documents related to lifelong learning produced since 1984. It concludes that while there is now much research-based knowledge and much convergence of opinion and policy on the main themes to be addressed, there has been indifferent progress and that persistent challenges remain.