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Valtonen, Teemu; Sointu, Erkko; Kukkonen, Jari; Kontkanen, Sini; Lambert, Matthew C.; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Twenty-first century skills have attracted significant attention in recent years. Students of today and the future are expected to have the skills necessary for collaborating, problem solving, creative and innovative thinking, and the ability to take advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) applications. Teachers must be…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Lehtinen, Antti; Nieminen, Pasi; Viiri, Jouni – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study investigated the effect of an intervention regarding the use of simulations in science teaching on primary school preservice science teachers' (n = 36) self-assessed technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK). The connection of their self-assessed TPACK on their views on the usefulness of simulations in science teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Ala-Va¨ha¨la¨, Timo – Quality in Higher Education, 2016
This article analyses Finnish higher education institutions' reception of the implementation of the new quality assurance systems that governments participating in the Bologna Process have committed to establishing in the Berlin Communique´ of 2003. The data were collected using a web survey and the respondents were classified with a cluster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, International Cooperation
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Virtanen, Jaana; Rasi, Päivi – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
In this article we present and discuss the process of developing and implementing a PBL-based course entitled Moving Images in Teaching and Learning that was held at the University of Lapland, Finland. In the course of the project, this fairly traditional face-to-face course was redesigned into a blended PBL course by integrating Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Web 2.0 Technologies, Conventional Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Rontu, Heidi; Tuomi, Ulla-Kristiina – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Language centres in higher education are facing new challenges as they plan curricula for an increasingly diverse student body and undertake new tasks in support of the multiform internationalisation of universities. Continuing professional development clearly needs to be taken to a new level, and one way of doing this is to include research in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Resources Centers, Teacher Researchers, Higher Education
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Griffiths, Carol; Cansiz, Gökhan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The language learning strategy question has been debated on a number of levels, including definition, the strategy/success relationship and strategy coordination. In addition, awareness has been steadily growing of the importance of taking an holistic view of the strategy phenomenon and examining strategies not just in isolation but as part of an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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Hailikari, Telle Katriina; Parpala, Anna – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore how students' experiences of enhancing and impeding factors and approaches to learning are related to students' study progress. A total of 93 students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities participated in the study by answering a Learn-questionnaire regarding their experiences of the enhancing and impeding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, College Students, Student Surveys
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Mäkelä, Kasper; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Whipp, Peter R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: This study investigated Finnish physical education (PE) teachers' intentions to leave the profession and the reasons behind them. Method: A large sample (N = 808) of PE teachers who graduated between 1980 and 2008 (432 women, 376 men) answered a modified job satisfaction and teacher follow-up questionnaire that elicited career…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Career Development, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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Comegys, Charles; Vaisanen, Jaani; Lupton, Robert A.; Rawlinson, David R. – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the attitudes towards business ethics of future managers in three countries: the United State, Finland, and China, and determine whether business ethics attitudes differed by the student's major, class year, GPA, gender, age, and the number of ethics and religious studies courses completed. Additionally the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Business, Leadership, Student Attitudes