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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi –, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Wilkinson, Jane; Bristol, Laurette Maria Stacy; Heikkinen, Hannu Lauri Tapio – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Employing Jurgen Habermas's notions of communicative and strategic action (1984), this paper draws on case studies of principals' decision making practices in three sites of Finland, Australia and Jamaica. The research examined principals' understandings of educational autonomy as a part of their practices of decision making. The paper argues that…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Case Studies, Professional Autonomy, Decision Making
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Hollier, David R. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Genova, Teodora – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper stems from a PhD dissertation research focusing on the Nordic representatives' contribution to the field of comparative and international education (CIE) since the middle of the 20th century to the present days. Following the idea of the clear-cut distinction between the two component parts of the field in the region in question, the…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Donors, Philanthropic Foundations
Kanth, Rajeev Kumar; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
In this study, we explore the possibilities of utilizing and implementing an e-Education platform for Indian school-level curricula. This study will demonstrate how the e-Education platform provides a positive result to the students' learning and how this tool helps in managing the overall teaching processes efficiently. Before describing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Environmental Education
Lukaš, Mirko; Samardžic, Darko – Online Submission, 2015
Numerous researches have demonstrated the enormous role of teachers in achievements of students. Educated and motivated teacher that cares about the success of students devotes more effort to preparing the lesson and thus provides the students better conditions for achieving results. The problem occurs when teachers are not equally qualified,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission
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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
Meriläinen, Merja; Piispanen, Maarika – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
Learning should make information meaningful to the students. We can all agree with that --but the messages coming from schools will tell us a different story. Instead of enthusiasm, happiness and joy of learning, the echo repeats problems, ill behaving and indisposition. This makes us wonder: has the traditional school come to its end? This…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Relevance (Education), Transformative Learning
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Lantz-Andersson, Annika; Vigmo, Sylvi; Bowen, Rhonwen –, 2012
The amount of time that people, especially young people, spend on communicative activities in social media is rapidly increasing. We are facing new arenas with great potential for learning in general and for language learning in particular, but their impact on learning is not yet acknowledged as such in educational practice (e.g., Conole, 2010;…
Descriptors: Social Networks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Social Media
Gokce, Asiye Toker; Celep, Cevat – Online Submission, 2011
Managing people requires ongoing living in a harmony and to educate citizens who would support this status. It is not easy to continue the existence of management which can perform different cultures. The different management style is different educational systems. The management style also directly affects the country's educational philosophy.…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
Ruokamo, Heli; Tuovinen, Heli; Tella, Seppo; Vahtivuori, Sanna; Varpu, Tissari – 2002
This paper presents the Helsinki-Lappi project (HelLa) co-run by two Finnish universities: the University of Helsinki, and the University of Lapland. The general aim of the project is to study, develop, and assess how different training programs relate to educational use of information and communication technologies (ICT). The project is expected…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs
Moreno, Janette; Helenius, Marika; Viteli Jarmo – 2001
The VETO project is part of the Ministry of Education national strategy to develop an Information Society Program in Finnish schools. The focus of the VETO project is to develop and identify relevant guidelines for the implementation and integration of network based education solutions in vocational schools. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education, Educational Development
Huotari, Maija-Leena; Ivonen, Mirja – Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting, 2001
Focuses on the new role of a university library as a strategic partner within the university. Suggests the changes of the operating environment of universities will demand for new competences, tasks, modes of management and leadership, as well as organizational structure in libraries. Presents findings of the evaluation processes carried out in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Foreign Countries