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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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Kantanen, Helena; Koponen, Jonna; Sointu, Erkko; Valtonen, Teemu – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
In this article, we present a study focusing on the learning experiences of business students in an organizational and marketing communication course. The pedagogical approaches of a flipped classroom, collaborative inquiry, and communication in the disciplines guided the planning of the course. A mixed-methods approach was used. The key findings…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Jenset, Inga Staal; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Worldwide, teacher educators and policy makers have called for teacher preparation that is more deeply linked to practice. Yet we know little about how such linkages are achieved within different international programs. We examine the degree to which programs provide opportunities to learn that are grounded in practice, during university…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tiainen, Outi; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa; Dreher, Mariam Jean – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This case study examined three pre-service teachers' reflection processes during their first teaching practicum. During the six-week practicum, the pre-service teachers reflected on their own as well as their peers' teaching in group mentoring meetings several times a week. Unstructured stimulated recall facilitated pre-service teacher-initiated…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Practicums
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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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Korpela, Aki; Tarhasaari, Timo; Kettunen, Lauri; Mikkonen, Risto; Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
During the current millennium, universities have faced a new kind of problem: there is not enough higher learning in higher education. Driving forces have mainly been economical, since financial pressure and effort for increasing efficiency have given rise to growing amount of accessed and graduated students. In addition, a pressure for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Vartiaien, Henrikka; Pöllänen, Sinikka; Liljeström, Anu; Vanninen, Petteri; Enkenberg, Jorma – Design and Technology Education, 2016
This socioculturally informed study aims to apply learning by collaborative designing (LCD) as an instructional model for the creation and studying of new kinds of connected learning systems in teacher education. A case study was organized at the University of Eastern Finland in the context of an information and communication technology (ICT)…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Content Analysis, Information Technology, Handicrafts
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Löfström, Erika; Pursiainen, Tuomas – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study focuses on mathematics student teachers' epistemological beliefs in mathematics and education. The study aimed at gaining insight into the challenges that students experience in the consolidation of knowledge in the two disciplines. The case study with three mathematics pre-service teachers utilised mathematical and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers
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Kosonen, Kari; Ilomäki, Liisa; Lakkala, Minna – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
The present study focuses on examining how digitally guided conceptual mapping can be used in orienting students in higher education to learn complex domain content and practices. The outcomes of conceptual mapping were investigated as the orienting bases created by the students that used digitalized conceptual tools to construct an external…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, College Students, Concept Mapping
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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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Amado-Salvatierra, Hector R.; Hilera, Jose R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to present an approach to achieve accessible and inclusive Virtual Education for all, but especially intended for students with disabilities. This work proposes main steps to take into consideration for stakeholders involved in the educational process related to an inclusive e-Learning. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Korpela, Aki; Tarhasaari, Timo; Kettunen, Lauri; Mikkonen, Risto; Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In the economic pressure of recent decades, many universities have invested in increasing the number of accessed and graduated students. However, this has led to another problem: there is not enough higher learning in higher education. According to generally accepted view, the problem lies in the eagerness of overplaying immediate skills in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Natural Sciences
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Valtanen, Juri – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Question-asking is essential for being, knowing and learning. However, classroom research has confirmed that students do not ask questions spontaneously and teachers ask the most questions, mainly low-level ones. The purpose of this qualitative case-study is to investigate question-asking during problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials, a subject…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Questioning Techniques, Tutorial Programs, Video Technology
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Virtanen, Pasi; Myllarniemi, Jussi; Wallander, Heini – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to demonstrate how higher education in Finland can benefit from using methods such as Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes how different types of learners (auditory, visual, kinaesthetic) benefit from being exposed to new methods and tools in the tuition process (traditional teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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