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Kimanen, Anuleena – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This article examines how two Finnish religious education (RE) teachers, one in Islamic and one in Lutheran RE, seek to construct openness when dealing with religious truth claims and religious commitment, the key areas in which indoctrination might take place. It also observes how these constructions work in the classroom and explains them in the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Islam, Religious Education, Minority Groups
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Goldberg, Tsafrir; Wagner, Wolfgang; Petrovic, Nebojša – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
The present study is about sensitive issues in history teaching that have probably been experienced by most teachers in the field. We conducted a questionnaire study in Austria, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands to assess which issues were experienced as sensitive in class, what the reasons were…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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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