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Kiru, Elisheba W. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
There is an urgent need to understand how often teachers use information and communication technologies (ICT) in mathematics instruction. This information can provide vital links that can help stakeholders make connections about ICT use in mathematics instruction and student learning experiences with ICT. Scholars in the field have reported on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Information Technology, Comparative Education
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Marfan, Javiera; Pascual, Javier – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
The article reports the results of a cross-country educational research project that uses quantitative methods to identify school leadership practices and contextual characteristics that contribute to explain student achievement in Chile, considering international comparisons. The results question previous evidence about a common repertoire of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cross Cultural Studies, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Leadership
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Jensen, Matilde Bisballe; Utriainen, Tuuli Maria; Steinert, Martin – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
This paper presents the experienced difficulties of students participating in the multidisciplinary, remote collaborating engineering design course challenge-based innovation at CERN. This is with the aim to identify learning barriers and improve future learning experiences. We statistically analyse the rated differences between distinct design…
Descriptors: Barriers, Concept Mapping, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education
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Price, Heather E.; Weatherby, Kristen – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
To better understand the status of the teaching profession, we present a conceptual framework outlining the 4 domains of knowledge-worker professionals: professional benchmarks, professional discretion, room for promotion, and workplace conditions and use the TALIS 2013 survey data to show that these domains exist globally and vary within…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employees, Professional Services, Knowledge Management
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Salonen, Anssi; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate how career-related instruction implemented in secondary school chemistry education concerning water issues influences students' career awareness and their interest towards science learning. This case study is part of a larger design-based research study for the EU-MultiCO project, which focuses on promoting…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Interests, Grade 8, Vocational Interests
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Kousa, P.; Kavonius, R.; Aksela, M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aims of this study were to determine low-achieving students' attitudes towards chemistry and how the attitudes differ within a low achieving group. The most preferred teaching methods were also defined. Empirical data (n = 2949) were collected by stratified sampling from fifteen-year-old Finnish lower-secondary school students as part of a…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Science Instruction
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Kakarmath, Sujay; Denis, Vanessa; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Borgonovi, Francesca; Subramanian, S. V. – OECD Publishing, 2018
We assess the relationship between general literacy skills and health status by analysing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international survey of about 250,000 adults aged 16-65 years conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011-15 in 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Health, International Assessment
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Paakkari, Olli; Torppa, Minna; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse; Paakkari, Leena – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Finnish adolescents' subjective health literacy (HL) in association to school achievement, learning difficulties, educational aspirations, and family affluence. Design/methodology/approach: Nationally representative data were collected in Finland as a part of the international Health Behaviour in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement
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Morselli, Daniele – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on a course in entrepreneurship education for students studying for a Masters in Educational Sciences at a Finnish university. The course was structured around the principles of constructive alignment and aimed to move beyond reflection on entrepreneurship towards action Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Education Courses
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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Väisänen, Sanna; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the function of proactive strategies in buffering study burnout among student teachers at the early stage of their studies. There is some evidence that the use of active social coping strategies during studies is related to reduced burnout levels among early career teachers. Less is known about the…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Coping, Self Management
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Virtanen, T. E.; Pakarinen, E.; Lerkkanen, M.-K.; Poikkeus, A.-M.; Siekkinen, M.; Nurmi, J.-E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
This study examined the reliability and validity of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System-Secondary (CLASS-S) in Finnish classrooms. Trained observers coded classroom interactions based on video recordings of 46 Grade 6 classrooms (450 cycles). Concurrent associations were investigated with respect to teacher self-ratings (e.g., efficacy beliefs…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Classroom Observation Techniques, Foreign Countries, Factor Structure
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Brown, Ken; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
Some students perceive that online assessment does not provide for a true reflection of their work effort. This article reports on a collaborative international project between two higher education institutions with the aim of researching issues relating to engineering student perceptions with respect to online assessment of mathematics. It…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Juuti, Kalle; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Elstad, Eyvind; Solhaug, Trond; Turmo, Are – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study focuses on how Finnish pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy contributes to their belief in their ability to provide learning opportunities and positive classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 153 pre-service teachers and analysed using structural equation modelling. We found that experiences with problem behaviour…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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