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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Lauritsalo, Kirsti; Sääkslahti, Arja; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Physical education is a subject that generates strong feelings and emotions, as can be seen in written accounts of PE experiences. It is also important to listen to students' voices in the research context. Nowadays, students can be listened to in a new way--through the Internet. Various discussion forums on the Internet make it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Internet, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Meriläinen, Matti; Puhakka, Helena; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Students' suggestions for how to eliminate bullying at universities were gathered as part of an e-questionnaire sent to each university student (N = 10,551) at a Finnish university. The suggestions (n = 2804) regarding how to address bullying at universities were divided into the following four classes: support (944), punishment (78), support and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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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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Elledge, L. Christian; Williford, Anne; Boulton, Aaron J.; DePaolis, Kathryn J.; Little, Todd D.; Salmivalli, Christina – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Electronic social communication has provided a new context for children to bully and harass their peers and it is clear that cyberbullying is a growing public health concern in the US and abroad. The present study examined individual and contextual predictors of cyberbullying in a sample of 16, 634 students in grades 3-5 and 7-8. Data were…
Descriptors: Public Health, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables
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Laiho, Anne; Ruoholinna, Tarita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Nursing in Western countries has become increasingly more theoretical, and nurse education has been integrated more often with the higher education system. Historically, nursing has been viewed as a non-academic domain. Establishing Nursing Science (NS) in Finland in the 1970s has meant that the new discipline is defined as the core of nurse…
Descriptors: Nurses, Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Academic Education
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Uitto, Minna – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
This article employs a narrative approach in examining the intertwining of the personal and professional in teacher-student relationships. A total of 141 Finnish people of various ages wrote about their teachers; specifically, the article focuses on memories related to their teachers' personal lives. Such memories illustrate the inevitable…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries
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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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Laine, Teemu H.; Vinni, Mikko; Sedano, Carolina Islas; Joy, Mike – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This article presents the features, design and architecture of the Myst pervasive game platform that has been applied in creating pervasive mobile learning games in various contexts such as science festivals and museums in Finland. Based on our experiences with the development, we draw a set of design principles for creating successfully a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Games, Young Adults, Museums