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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this study, written assignments from preservice early childhood teachers were examined to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What beliefs do preservice teachers have about children and technology at home? (2) How are parents represented in preservice teachers' beliefs about children and technology? (3) What are the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Tuononen, Tarja; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
A successful transition from university to working life requires that graduates are able to employ their education and academic competences in real working-life contexts. Our previous research showed that graduates varied in how they were able to reflect on their competences at the time of graduation. The present longitudinal mixed-method study…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Career Development
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Sundqvist, Christel – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how prospective special educators (PSEs) used and experienced different types of consultation skills in consultation sessions they held with general educators. The participants were 17 PSEs in Finland attending a course in which problem-solving stages and communication skills were taught. The PSEs'…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Communication Skills, Consultation Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Saloviita, Timo; Elhadi, Ayman – Support for Learning, 2019
This study compared two samples of pre-service teachers from Saudi Arabia (n = 306) and Finland (n = 186) regarding their attitudes towards inclusive education. The Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale (TAIS) was used to measure the participants' attitudes. The results were analysed using five different statistical analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Although teacher educators may perceive their program and courses to be coherent, the question remains to what extent student teachers also are able to perceive the linkages within their programs. Coherence within teacher education programs is important for teacher candidates to build understanding of teaching. Our study draws upon survey data…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Skaniakos, Terhi; Honkimäki, Sanna; Kallio, Eeva; Nissinen, Kari; Tynjälä, Päivi – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In recent decades, the massification and diversification of higher education have generated new challenges for the guidance of university students. The present study focuses on students' experiences of guidance in relation to their study progress and perceptions of their learning outcomes. The data (n = 4916) were collected from 2010-2013 through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Habits, Guidance
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Jenset, Inga Staal; Hammerness, Karen; Klette, Kirsti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Worldwide, scholars and policymakers have called for teacher education to link fieldwork and coursework. This article examines teacher candidates' opportunities to talk about field placement within their campus coursework as one way of doing so. It reports on survey data (n = 270) and observation data (n = 52 hours) from 3 teacher-education…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education
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Hautala, Johanna; Schmidt, Suntje – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
Many geographers graduating from universities enter an international and project-based professional life, which includes working in geographically dispersed project teams. In Europe, the Bologna process aligned study programs and supported student mobility to prepare students for such a work environment. However, research on higher education has…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Student Research
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Kimanen, Anuleena; Alisaari, Jenni; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2019
Culturally and linguistically responsive education takes the learners' diverse identities and languages into account in many ways. This article explores the orientations that emerge when pre-service and in-service teachers evaluate their preparedness to conduct certain culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, World Views
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Hero, Laura-Maija; Lindfors, Eila – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: Collaboration between universities and industry is increasingly perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation. Educational institutions are encouraged to build partnerships and multidisciplinary projects based around real-world open problems. Projects need to benefit student learning, not only the organisations looking for innovations. The…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technology, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, Bingbing; Szente, Judit; Levin, Judith – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The present study explores the experiences of fifteen Early Childhood pre-professionals on a University lead short-term study abroad program to Finland. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of the 10-day-long experience on students' attitudes and perceptions particularly on their professional growth, personal, and cultural gains.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Kantanen, Helena; Koponen, Jonna; Sointu, Erkko; Valtonen, Teemu – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
In this article, we present a study focusing on the learning experiences of business students in an organizational and marketing communication course. The pedagogical approaches of a flipped classroom, collaborative inquiry, and communication in the disciplines guided the planning of the course. A mixed-methods approach was used. The key findings…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Pörhölä, Maili; Almonkari, Merja; Kunttu, Kristina – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
This study examines how individuals' engagement in bullying at school and at university relates to the anxiety they feel in general and in various learning situations in which students interact during their higher education. It was predicted that, of the individuals who have experiences of bullying (in the role of bully, victim, or in a dual role…
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns