Parent terms: Flexibility, Learning
The provision of a range of learning modes or methods giving learners greater choice of when, where and how they learn.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
|Organisation: || National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia|
|Source: || Glossary of VET (2013 - online version continuously updated, Accessed in Jan. 2016)|
|Description: ||The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.|
The glossary is based on 'A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms' which was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2000. New content, sourced from recent NCVER publications, the VOCED database, websites of key Australian VET organisations, other VET glossaries and suggestions from NCVER staff, has been added. Website
Education and training that responds to learners’ needs and preferences. Flexible learning offers learners choices about how, where and when they learn with the aim of supporting motivation and persistence particularly when attendance at a college or centre is difficult, e.g. rural learners; adults with multiple responsibilities or health problems. ICT-based communication between students and teacher is a common feature of flexible learning, but it can also include physical meetings between students and teachers.
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe
|Organisation: || European Union, Europe|
|Source: || European Adult Learning Glossary (2010)|
|Description: ||This glossary is one output of European Commission project EAC/11/2008, 'Study on European Terminology in Adult Learning for a common language and common understanding and monitoring of the sector'. Work on this study was led by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC), Institute of Education, London in collaboration with colleagues from the Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre l'illetrisme (ANLCI) and the University of Warsaw. Terms listed [...] are presented under six conceptual headings [...]. A seventh grouping representing general theories and concept in adult learning has also been including. The seven groups are: Theories and concepts in adult learning, Adult learning strategy, policy and legislation, adult skills and competences, access to and participation in adult learning, investment in adult learning, quality of adult learning, outcomes and of adult learning. p.2 (About)|
The provision of learning opportunities that can be accessed at any place and time. Flexible learning relates more to the scheduling of activities than to any particular delivery mode.
Source: COL 2003, Global
Opportunities that provide more choices to the learners in terms of when, where and how they learn. Flexible learning may include use of online learning, work place-based learning, part-time learning, distance learning, and many forms of face-to-face teaching and learning with options to fast track and defer courses.
Source: COL 2015, Global
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