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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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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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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