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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Peura, Pilvi I.; Viholainen, Helena J. K.; Aro, Tuija I.; Räikkönen, Eija M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Sorvo, Riikka M. A.; Klassen, Robert M.; Aro, Mikko T. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2019
We investigated the specificity of reading self-efficacy among second- to fifth-grade children in Finland (N = 1,327). Bandura (1997) theorized that efficacy beliefs can be assessed at different levels of specificity; however, empirical support for this view is scarce among young children. Efficacy beliefs targeting reading-related activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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Eronen, Lasse; Kokko, Sirpa; Sormunen, Kari – Curriculum Journal, 2019
In 2014, the Finnish National Board of Education launched a new core curriculum with the aim of meeting the skills and competence requirements of the 21st century. The purpose of this case study was to find out what transversal competencies Finnish eighth graders developed and how they experienced studying in a problem-based transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, 21st Century Skills, Core Curriculum