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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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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Keinänen, Meiju Marika; Kairisto-Mertanen, Liisa – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an example of pedagogical strategy, called innovation pedagogy, and study whether its learning environments (activating teaching and learning methods, working life orientation and research, development and innovation (RDI) integration, multidisciplinary learning environments, flexible curricula,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Entrepreneurship, Undergraduate Students
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Naskali, Päivi; Keskitalo-Foley, Seija – Gender and Education, 2019
This article analyses university pedagogy by contrasting mainstream pedagogy and feminist pedagogical thought. The data consist of two textbooks, and we investigate what kinds of teaching, learning and knowledge the textbooks construct and what kinds of student and teacher positions they suggest. The inquiry shows that learning in the textbooks is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Textbooks
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Laiti, Outi Kaarina; Frangou, Satu-Maarit – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
This article addresses how, in the Arctic regions, indigenous traditional educational approaches focus on the cultural background of the people and their social learning customs in today's context. The development of Arctic pedagogical approaches is discussed in light of experiences collected in Finnish Lapland in 2017 with the Sámi people.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Influences, Interaction
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Kimanen, Anuleena; Alisaari, Jenni; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 2019
Culturally and linguistically responsive education takes the learners' diverse identities and languages into account in many ways. This article explores the orientations that emerge when pre-service and in-service teachers evaluate their preparedness to conduct certain culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, World Views
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Saloviita, Timo – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
An exit survey performed for graduating students is an economical way to assess the outcomes of teacher education. In this study, exit survey data were collected from eight cohorts of Finnish student teachers who graduated between the years 2008 and 2015. A final sample consisted of 1102 preservice primary and subject teachers. A 10-item scale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Heinonen, Kirsi; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Isomäki, Hannakaisa; Hämäläinen, Raija – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
Previous research has identified a well-established link between teachers' beliefs and the practical implications of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Until recently, there have been few studies of teachers' beliefs regarding their own role as developers of TEL in higher education. In this study, 18 university teachers' reflective writings on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Instructional Development
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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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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Niemi, Pia-Maria; Hahl, Kaisa – Teaching Education, 2019
Despite the growing demands for carrying out intercultural education as part of all teaching and learning, little attention has been given to the ways in which future subject teachers understand the meaning of 'cultural diversity' and how teacher education programmes prepare future teachers to consider intercultural aims in education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Student Teachers