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Brauch, Nicola; Leone, Giovanna; Sarrica, Mauro – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This study analysed questionnaire responses from 309 history teachers who come from nine European countries and Israel. The open-ended questions explored their experiences of teaching Sensitive historical Issues (SI) from joint social psychological and history didactics perspectives. First data was analysed hermeneutically, it was then interpreted…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
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Kaasinen, Arja – Education Sciences, 2019
Limited awareness about nature and its species can have a negative influence on children's relationship to nature. Plant species recognition and outdoor education are perhaps the easiest way to approach nature relationships and increase knowledge. Unfortunately, it has been shown that people do not recognize plant species very well. This…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Identification, Age Differences, Elementary School Students
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Mustola, Marleena – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The hierarchical human-centric paradigm has been criticized by various movements of posthuman philosophy because this paradigm forgets and dismisses nonhuman beings and entities: animals, nature, objects, and technology. When I developed a course called 'Education and Adaptations of Animal Studies' for university students in 2015, I learned two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Animals, Ethics
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Liikanen, Eeva; Björn, Marko; Nielsen, Marianne – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Seventeen degree programmes of Biomedical Laboratory Science (BLS) in all Nordic countries collaborate in BioNord under NordPlus. For some years, BioNord focused on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the biomedical laboratory science education. The purpose of the study was to explore the use of ICT among teachers and…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Laboratories, College Science, Educational Technology
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Imam, Seema A.; Jabeen, Mussarut – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2018
The world has been discussing the Finnish educational system for over a decade now. This paradigm shift in education in Finland has brought about tremendous changes that the world is discussing. To find out how Finland has reached such a high level of student achievement, Principal Mussarut Jabeen, who had long planned to visit Finland, and Dr.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Islam, Religious Education, Best Practices
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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Higher education calls for reform, but deeper knowledge about the prerequisites for teaching development and pedagogical change is missing. In this study, 51 university teachers' experiences of supportive or constraining factors in teaching development were investigated in the context of Finland's multidisciplinary network. The findings reveal…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Barriers, Performance Factors, Faculty Development
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Lutovac, Sonja; Kaasila, Raimo; Komulainen, Jyrki; Maikkola, Merja – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Lecturers often find themselves unable to appropriately interpret or deal with student feedback, which may consequently be essential to how they feel about teaching and students. Research into lecturers' emotional responses to student feedback is scarce, despite the growing use of student feedback as a means of evaluating teachers' work. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Emotional Response, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
This study examines university teachers' beliefs about the role of technology in achieving the pedagogical aims of learning within teaching development initiatives at a Finnish university. The initiatives targeted technology adoption in teaching and learning and were enhanced within teacher groups, with support from a university-level network…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, College Faculty, Content Analysis
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Pekkarinen, Virve; Hirsto, Laura – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this paper, we investigate university lecturers' experiences of and reflections on the development of their pedagogical competency during a 9-month university pedagogical course. The effects of long-term university pedagogical training are considered through experienced pedagogical competency by analysing university lecturers' evaluations of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Questionnaires
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Lanas, Maija; Huuki, Tuija – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper draws on feminist new materialist, poststructuralist and post-human theories to rethink discomforting moments when engaging with sensitive topics in teacher education. It is argued that the common approach to such events--as instances of student resistance or pedagogical failures--is both simplistic and problematic, and that a more…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Philosophy
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Woszczynski, Amy B.; Whitman, Michael E. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2016
Access to current research materials, pedagogical best practices, and relevant knowledge has become problematic as journal subscription costs have increased. Increasing delays in the traditional publication timeline, coupled with high subscription costs, have resulted in a diminished ability for IS faculty and their students to access the most…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Educational Benefits, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Nissilä, Pia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The high value accorded to the research-based development of education in higher education communities means that researchers in the field have an important role in determining the foci of such efforts. However, it is important to ask whether higher education research is providing answers that satisfy practical educational needs. In this study,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Role
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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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