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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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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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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
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Domingo-Coscollola, María; Arrazola-Carballo, Judith; Sancho-Gil, Juana María – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2016
Today more than ever, educational institutions need educational leaders who are able to promote profound, substantive and sustainable change. This paper is based on the efforts and results of the first stage of a European project implemented in universities and primary and secondary schools in Spain, Finland and the Czech Republic. The project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks
Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach
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Henning, Elizabeth; Petker, Gadija; Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article proposes that the "teaching/practice schools" formally affiliated to initial teacher education programmes at universities, can be utilised more optimally as research sites by student teachers. The argument is put forward with reference to the role that such schools have played historically in teacher education in the United…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Ruokonen, Inkeri; Sepp, Anu; Moilanen, Venla; Autio, Ossi; Ruismaki, Heikki – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2014
This article discusses the five-string kantele as an example of the Finnish national heritage, a school instrument and an example of sustainable design. A qualitative case study was made by collecting the data from the Finnish students--prospective teachers--and the sixth form pupils, who had designed and carved their own five-string kanteles. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Appreciation
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Metsamuuronen, Jari; Kuosa, Tuomo; Laukkanen, Reijo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2013
Purpose: During the new millennium the Finnish educational system has faced a new challenge: how to explain glorious PISA results produced with only a small variance between schools, average national costs and, as regards the average duration of studies, relatively efficiently. Explanations for this issue can be searched for in many different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Sustainability, Leadership
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Ubani, Martin – British Journal of Religious Education, 2012
This study is part of a research project concerning perceptions of competence among RE student teachers at different stages of their pedagogical studies. This article focuses on the perceptions of RE teachers' competence at the beginning of their training. According to the qualitative data the RE student teachers discerned various areas of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Student Teachers, Religious Education
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Autio, Ossi – Journal of Technology Education, 2011
This article builds on earlier research that defined and assessed technological competence among adolescents. It tracks students who took part in a measurements of technical abilities study fifteen years ago. The researcher had no previous knowledge of the test subjects' current employment status, but in favorable circumstances, these test…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Content Analysis, Followup Studies, Technological Literacy
Morch, Anders; Nygard, Kathrine; Andersen, Renate; Mushtaq, Shazia; Nedic, Damir; Olsen, Espen; Hauge, Trond Eiliv; Vedoy, Gunn; Norenes, Svein Olav; Moen, Anne; Nes, Sturle; Olsen, Dorothy S.; Ludvigsen, Sten; Toiviainen, Hanna; Lallimo, Jiri; Toikka, Seppo; Paavola, Sami; Pohjola, Pasi; Hakkarainen, Kai – Online Submission, 2009
This deliverable has been produced in the context of the Knowledge-Practice Laboratory (KP-Lab) project. KP-Lab focuses on innovative practices of working with knowledge in higher education, teacher training, and workplaces. Participants of WP10 are University of Helsinki, University of Oslo and Poyry Forest Industry representing both researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Change
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Hanhimaki, Eija; Tirri, Kirsi – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to identify and investigate critical incidents at school that require ethically sensitive teaching. This kind of knowledge is needed in teacher education to prepare future teachers for their profession. The data included narrative interviews with 12 teachers from four urban schools in Finland. Critical…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Teacher Educators
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Ruismäki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article reports on a retrospective study of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers' assessments of their musical experiences in nursery school and elementary and secondary school and real-time study of their experiences in teacher training. The participants (N = 590) had received musical instruction in five age groups (4-6 years, 7-12 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
Lindegren, Alina M. – US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1941
This study deals with a special phase of the education systems of five small nations that have contributed much to the advancement and civilization of mankind. These countries include Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Finland. They are highly literate peoples accustomed to self-government and capable of carrying it on effectively, a…
Descriptors: School Organization, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cultural Differences