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Vainio, Seppo; Pajunen, Anneli; Häikiö, Tuomo – First Language, 2019
The current study examined how morpho-semantic processing of derivational morphology develops from later childhood through adolescence to adulthood in Finnish. Finnish is a synthetic language rich both in derivation and inflection. It has been suggested that children gradually acquire the ability to process morphologically complex word structures.…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Finno Ugric Languages, Semantics, Morphemes
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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Yli-Panula, Eija; Persson, Christel; Jeronen, Eila; Eloranta, Varpu; Pakula, Heini-Marja – Education Sciences, 2019
Children explore their environment through experiences and each experience is meaningful in developing their environmental consciousness and identity. On the basis of the drawn landscape experiences, the present qualitative study set out to find out what landscapes the participating students deemed worth conserving. The data consisted of the…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Freehand Drawing, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries
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Kaasinen, Arja – Education Sciences, 2019
Limited awareness about nature and its species can have a negative influence on children's relationship to nature. Plant species recognition and outdoor education are perhaps the easiest way to approach nature relationships and increase knowledge. Unfortunately, it has been shown that people do not recognize plant species very well. This…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Identification, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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Gustafsson, Marja-Liisa; Laaksonen, Camilla; Salanterä, Sanna; Löyttyniemi, Eliisa; Aromaa, Minna – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Daytime sleepiness and different symptoms are common problems affecting health and well-being of schoolchildren. This population-based cohort study included 568 children who were followed from ages 10 to 15 years. Daytime sleepiness, headache, abdominal pain, and psychological symptoms (depression, irritability or bad temper, nervousness, anxiety,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Health, Well Being
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Virtanen, T. E.; Moreira, P.; Ulvseth, H.; Andersson, H.; Tetler, S.; Kuorelahti, M. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The promotion of students' engagement with school is an internationally acknowledged challenge in education. There is a need to examine the structure of the concept of student engagement and to discover the best practices for fostering it across societies. That is why the cross-cultural invariance testing of students' engagement measures is highly…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Cross Cultural Studies, Academic Achievement, Grade 7
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Viro, Elina; Joutsenlahti, Jorma – Education Sciences, 2018
This article concerns mathematical project work in the context of Finnish StarT project competition. The focus is on how well pupils achieve the learning objective of their project work: learning mathematics and practicing 21st century skills. Development of the learning objectives is considered from the viewpoint of Finnish national core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Mathematics