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Hietanen, Lenita – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate a model for facilitating employees' and full-time, non-business students' entrepreneurial capabilities during their optional entrepreneurship studies at one Finnish Open University. Design/methodology/approach: The case study investigates the course in which transitions from employees or…
Descriptors: Employees, Entrepreneurship, Models, Teaching Methods
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Clavert, Maria; Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Pedagogical transformations in universities are typically explored as "top down" attempts or in the context of training programs targeted towards educating more pedagogically aware individuals. In this study, promoting pedagogical development is explored on a community level as change agency: acting as a broker between the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Science and Society
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Gregory, Sue; Scutter, Sheila; Jacka, Lisa; McDonald, Marcus; Farley, Helen; Newman, Chris – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students with new learning experiences that were difficult to provide any other way. But since that time,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – Informatics in Education, 2015
Mathematics' skills and knowledge lay the basis for engineering studies. However, the resources targeted to mathematics' teaching are in many cases very limited. During the past years in our university the reduction of mathematics' contact hours has been significant while at the same time the study groups have grown. However, the mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Video Technology, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods
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Tuomi, Margaret Trotta; Jauhojärvi-Koskelo, Camilla – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Recent research has shown that 3.4% of university students in Finland have a diagnosed or observed illness or disability that affects their learning at the university level. The University of Jyväskylä Language Centre embarked on an organised, ongoing research and intervention project to enable appropriate teaching practices to suit the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the visions of teacher educators of instrumental pedagogy (n = 12) in higher music education regarding "good" teaching and instrumental student teacher preparation. The theoretical basis for the study was research on teachers' visions (Hammerness, 2006): teachers' own conceptions of ideal teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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Leppisaari, Irja; Herrington, Jan; Vainio, Leena; Im, Yeonwook – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual Benchmarking Project (2009-2010) applied the elements of authentic learning developed by Herrington and Oliver (2000) as criteria to evaluate authenticity. Twelve…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Benchmarking, Online Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Virkki-Hatakka, Terhi; Tuunila, Ritva; Nurkka, Niina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
This paper reports on the systematic development of a teaching methodology for two chemical engineering courses. The aim was to improve the quality of teaching to achieve expected learning outcomes more effectively. The development was carried out over a period of several years based on an action research methodology with data systematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering, Teaching Methods
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Hynninen, Niina – AILA Review, 2012
This paper focuses on the construction of language expertise in international, university-level English-medium courses where English is used as a lingua franca. Even if the courses are not language courses, language sometimes becomes the topic of discussion in the form of language correcting and commentary. This paper looks into these instances,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Expertise, Teacher Role
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Malkki, Kaisu; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Within higher education, reflection has been seen as a prerequisite to quality teaching and developing as a teacher. However, little empirical research exists concerning the link between teacher reflection and action, which defines the extent to which the teacher's reflection-based views are channelled to the benefit of the students. This article…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Reflection, Interviews
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Rybicki, Jan-Mikael; Nieminen, Juhana – Research-publishing.net, 2012
As a part of language learning at schools and universities, students write a variety of texts, such as essays, short compositions and reports, which are then read by teachers who typically comment on the content and grammar of these texts to help the students improve their skills as writers. Although teachers can simply use pen and paper, or a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Leinonen, Risto; Rasanen, Esa; Asikainen, Mervi; Hirvonen, Pekka E. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
This study concentrates on analysing university students' pre-knowledge of thermal physics. The students' understanding of the basic concepts and of the adiabatic compression of an ideal gas was studied at the start of an introductory level course. A total of 48 students participated in a paper-and-pencil test, and analysis of the responses…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Sorva, Juha; Karavirta, Ville; Korhonen, Ari – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2007
Expert programmers possess schemas, abstractions of concrete experiences, which help them solve programming problems and lessen the load on their working memory during problem solving. Possession of schemas is a key difference between novices and experts, which is why instructors need to help students construct them. One recent tool for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Introductory Courses, Programming, Teaching Methods
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