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Saariaho, Emmi; Anttila, Henrika; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Self- and co-regulation are central elements in skillful student-teacher learning. Studies have confirmed the interrelation between positive academic emotions and student engagement in self-regulated learning. There are also indicators of student-teachers experiencing co-regulative learning activities as highly significant. Yet, we know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Vekkaila, Jenna; Virtanen, Viivi; Taina, Juha; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The post-doctoral phase is characterized by a high level of competition and even a risk of unemployment due to the increasing number of PhDs. This study explores the function of social support or lack of it in post PhD researchers' engaging and disengaging experiences from the beginning of their careers as researchers. The data were collected from…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Castelló, Montserrat; McAlpine, Lynn; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Post-PhD researchers working at universities are contributors to a country's productivity and competitiveness mostly through writing, which becomes a means to establish their scholarly identity as they contribute to knowledge. However, little is known about researchers' writing perceptions, and their interrelations with engagement in research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students
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Heikonen, Lauri; Toom, Auli; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Strategies student-teachers employ in classroom interaction with pupils during teaching practice periods are surprisingly understudied, considering that the teaching practicum provides a central arena for student-teachers learning to become teachers. This study investigates the primary strategies student-teachers utilised in classroom interaction…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Interaction, Practicums, Foreign Countries
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Vekkaila, Jenna; Pyhältö, Kirsi – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral studies are about learning to create new knowledge and to become a researcher. Yet surprisingly little is known about the individual learning patterns of doctoral students. The study aims to explore learning patterns among natural science doctoral students. The participants included 19 doctoral students from a top-level natural science…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Interviews
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Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Teacher education provides the central forum for student teacher learning. Student teachers are advised to learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during this instruction. However, research on student teacher learning often focuses on a certain time period and on how students "should" learn instead of analysing what…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Experience, Professional Development, Professional Identity
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Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
Student teacher learning is a key issue for further professional development. Literature on student teacher learning suggests that students learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during their education. However, studies often focus on a certain time period and on how students should learn instead of how they actually do…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Student Motivation
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Vekkaila, Jenna; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Lonka, Kirsti – Frontline Learning Research, 2013
Little is known about what inspires students to be involved in their doctoral process and stay persistent when facing challenges. This study explored the nature of students' engagement in the doctoral work. Altogether, 21 behavioural sciences doctoral students from one top-level research community were interviewed. The interview data were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Theses, Academic Persistence, Learner Engagement