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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Meriläinen, Matti – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study investigates Internet use in relation to self-esteem and adaptability in career decision-making among Finnish adolescents (N = 336). Decision-making and adaptability were evaluated using a questionnaire on career decision style, self-esteem was assessed with a self-esteem test, and Internet use was measured by an instrument that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Adolescents
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2015
In 2011, there was a legislative reform regarding educational support in Finland, with a focus on early identification, differentiation and flexible arrangement of support using a multi-professional approach, the three-tier support model. The main aim of this study was to investigate what educational support practices are used with low-performing…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Special Education Teachers
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Palmgren-Neuvonen, Laura; Jaakkola, Maarit; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article reports a case study on sChOOLtv, an online television for primary and secondary schools that aims to bridge the media gap between in-school and out-of-school learning environments. Contrary to its creators' expectations, the number of published videos has not increased since its establishment. Furthermore, the videos were mostly…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Educational Media
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Räihä, Teija; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Enkenberg, Jorma; Turunen, Hannele – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2014
This paper presents a study that examined pupils' views on an ICT-based learning environment in health learning. The study was a part of the wider European Network of Health Promoting Schools programme (ENHPS; since 2008, Schools for Health in Europe, SHE) in Finland, and particularly its sub-project, From Puijo to the World with Health Lunch,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ruskovaara, Elena; Pihkala, Timo – Education & Training, 2013
Purpose: This study aims to highlight the entrepreneurship education practices teachers use in their work. Another target is to analyze how these practices differ based on a number of background factors. Design/methodology/approach: This article presents a quantitative analysis of 521 teachers and other entrepreneurship education actors. The paper…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods, Internet, Entrepreneurship
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Kiili, Carita – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This study explored how the construction of an argument graph promotes students' collaborative online reading compared to note-taking. Upper secondary school students ("n"?=?76) worked in pairs. The pairs were asked to search for and read source material on the Web for a joint essay and either construct an argument graph or take notes…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Cooperation, Graphs
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Salminen, Timo; Marttunen, Miika; Laurinen, Leena – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Joint construction of new knowledge demands that persons can express their statements in a convincing way and explore other people's arguments constructively. For this reason, more knowledge on different means to support collaborative argumentation is needed. This study clarifies whether structured interaction supports students' critical and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Kiili, Carita; Laurinen, Leena; Marttunen, Miika; Leu, Donald J. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2012
This study examines how students in Finland (16-18 years of age) constructed meaning and knowledge in a collaborative online reading situation. Student pairs (n = 19) were asked to write a joint essay on a controversial issue. First, the pairs discussed the topic freely to activate their prior knowledge. Next, they gathered source material on the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Prior Learning, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Kauppi, Teemu; Porhola, Maili – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Previous studies suggest that many teachers worldwide are bullied by students. However, deeper understanding of teachers' bullying experiences; of their interpretations of the causes of bullying; and of how they cope with these experiences, is lacking. Using an Internet survey we examined the attributions made by Finnish elementary and lower…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attribution Theory, Bullying, Secondary School Teachers
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Myllari, Jarkko; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Vesterinen, Olli; Vahtivuori-Hanninen, Sanna; Lipponen, Lasse; Tella, Seppo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
This article discusses students' pedagogical thinking in situations where the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has a (well-defined) pedagogical role and rationale. By analysing students' pedagogical thinking in this setting, it is also possible to better understand their motivations and self-regulation. Pedagogical thinking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Vuorinen, Raimo; Sampson, James P.; Kettunen, Jaana – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2011
The increasing use of technology is placing new demands on career guidance practitioners. This article examines what changes, if any, have occurred in the perceptions of guidance practitioners regarding their role and the role of the internet in meeting guidance goals and delivering career guidance services. The data were collected in focus groups…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Followup Studies, Career Guidance, Internet