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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Xia, Belle Selene – Journal of Learning Design, 2017
Previous research has shown that, despite the importance of programming education, there is limited research done on programming education experiences from the students' point of view and the need to do so is strong. By understanding the student behaviour, their learning styles, their expectation and motivation to learn, the quality of teaching…
Descriptors: Programming, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Student Centered Learning
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Lutovac, Sonja; Kaasila, Raimo; Komulainen, Jyrki; Maikkola, Merja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Lecturers often find themselves unable to appropriately interpret or deal with student feedback, which may consequently be essential to how they feel about teaching and students. Research into lecturers' emotional responses to student feedback is scarce, despite the growing use of student feedback as a means of evaluating teachers' work. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Emotional Response, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
This study examines university teachers' beliefs about the role of technology in achieving the pedagogical aims of learning within teaching development initiatives at a Finnish university. The initiatives targeted technology adoption in teaching and learning and were enhanced within teacher groups, with support from a university-level network…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, College Faculty, Content Analysis
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Dickinson, Paul Gordon – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This paper evaluates the effect and potential of a new educational learning model called Peer to Peer (P2P). The study was focused on Laurea, Hyvinkaa's Finland campus and its response to bridging the gap between traditional educational methods and working reality, where modern technology plays an important role. The study describes and evaluates…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Models, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Partanen, Lauri – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study was to apply current pedagogical research in order to develop an effective course and exercise structure for a physical chemistry thermodynamics course intended for second or third year university students of chemistry. A mixed-method approach was used to measure the impact the changes had on student learning. In its final…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Löfström, Erika; Pursiainen, Tuomas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study focuses on mathematics student teachers' epistemological beliefs in mathematics and education. The study aimed at gaining insight into the challenges that students experience in the consolidation of knowledge in the two disciplines. The case study with three mathematics pre-service teachers utilised mathematical and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers
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Lakkala, Minna; Toom, Auli; Ilomäki, Liisa; Muukkkonen, Hanni – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Higher education institutions should not only aim to educate academic experts who master their own fields, but also give their students generic skills important in the current society. New teaching methods are required to support the development of such skills. The study examined how a group of voluntary university lecturers re-designed their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Clavert, Maria; Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Pedagogical transformations in universities are typically explored as "top down" attempts or in the context of training programs targeted towards educating more pedagogically aware individuals. In this study, promoting pedagogical development is explored on a community level as change agency: acting as a broker between the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Science and Society
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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2015
This article explores the professional reflection of three male religious education (RE) student teachers during their one-year pedagogical training. The participants (n = 3) interviewed in this article were chosen on the basis of their self-report in the questionnaire in which they claimed no previous teaching experience. The participants were…
Descriptors: Males, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers
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Hemmi, Kirsti; Ryve, Andreas – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2015
This article explores effective mathematics teaching as constructed in Finnish and Swedish teacher educators' discourses. Based on interview data from teacher educators as well as data from feedback discussions between teacher educators and prospective teachers in Sweden and Finland, the analysis shows that several aspects of the recent…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Educators, Interviews, Educational Change
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Seppälä, Riina – Research-publishing.net, 2015
To meet the demands of today's society and working life, higher education should support the development of learner agency. How the agency of individual learners emerges in university courses and what kind of agency empowers the learners to face new challenges should be considered. In this article, the focus is on learner agency enabled and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy
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Andrews, Paul; Ryve, Andreas; Hemmi, Kirsti; Sayers, Judy – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Finnish students' success on all three content domains of each of the four cycles of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has created much international interest. It has also prompted Finnish academics to offer systemic explanations typically linked to the structural qualities of Finnish schooling and teacher education.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Xia, Belle Selene; Rekola, Mika – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Learning outcomes, as a conceptual base, are a recognised phenomenon in higher education. Advances in technology, such as web-based technologies in teaching, have facilitated learning efficiency, while such technologies relation to learning outcomes remains a popular topic of research. In this article, we have employed the feedback of 312 Finnish…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Educational Experience
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Sorva, Juha; Lönnberg, Jan; Malmi, Lauri – Computer Science Education, 2013
Visual program simulation (VPS) is a new, interactive form of educational program visualisation, in which learners use graphical controls to direct a program's execution rather than simply watching an animation of it. In this article, we report on a qualitative empirical study of novice programmers learning through VPS. From an analysis of…
Descriptors: Visualization, Computer Uses in Education, Interviews, Observation
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