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Lakkala, Minna; Toom, Auli; Ilomäki, Liisa; Muukkkonen, Hanni – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Higher education institutions should not only aim to educate academic experts who master their own fields, but also give their students generic skills important in the current society. New teaching methods are required to support the development of such skills. The study examined how a group of voluntary university lecturers re-designed their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2015
This article explores the professional reflection of three male religious education (RE) student teachers during their one-year pedagogical training. The participants (n = 3) interviewed in this article were chosen on the basis of their self-report in the questionnaire in which they claimed no previous teaching experience. The participants were…
Descriptors: Males, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers
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Seppälä, Riina – Research-publishing.net, 2015
To meet the demands of today's society and working life, higher education should support the development of learner agency. How the agency of individual learners emerges in university courses and what kind of agency empowers the learners to face new challenges should be considered. In this article, the focus is on learner agency enabled and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy
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Smeds, Pia; Jeronen, Eila; Kurppa, Sirpa; Vieraankivi, Marja-Liisa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2011
Outdoor education in rural and agricultural surroundings offers many possibilities for learning and studying different school subjects as well as teaching. This study aims to explore the development of an educational rural camp school, Eco Learn, and to investigate pupils' expectations and experiences and teachers' experiences of carrying out the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Content Analysis
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Hakkarainen, Päivi – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2011
This paper reports on a design-based research for designing, implementing, and refining a problem-based learning (PBL) course on educational digital video at the University of Lapland's Faculty of Education. The course builds on a combination of problem solving in small group tutorial sessions and realizing a practical hands-on project during…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Video Technology