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Lindfors, Maria; Winberg, Mikael; Bodin, Madelen – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research on how epistemic beliefs influence students' learning in different contexts is ambiguous. Given this, we have examined the relationships between students' scientific epistemic beliefs, their problem solving, and solutions in a constructionist computer-simulation in classical mechanics. The problem-solving process and performance of 19…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Hoff, Hild Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The work presented here is a qualitative study of socio-cultural approaches to literary texts in a selection of upper secondary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms in Norway. The article explores opportunities and challenges related to the fostering of competent "intercultural readers" in foreign language (FL) educational…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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Sivenbring, Jennie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students in Year 9, "talk about assessments" is analysed using a discourse analytical approach inspired by Michel Foucault's theories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Student Attitudes
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Lerang, Maren Stahl; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K.; Havik, Trude – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to investigate students' perceptions of classroom interaction and goal orientation in association with academic achievement, school non-attendance, and disobedience among students in lower-secondary schools. The sample contained 1975 students from grades 8-10 (age 14-16) in 11 Norwegian lower-secondary schools. The results…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Østerlie, Ove; Løhre, Audhild; Haugan, Gørill – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
One of the main aims of the school subject physical education (PE) is to promote a lifelong healthy lifestyle. The expectancy-value theory represents an essential theoretical perspective to examine and understand adolescents' learning and motivation in PE. Based on this theory, the Expectancy-Value Questionnaire (EVQ) measures students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Construct Validity, Foreign Countries
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Erixon, Per-Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article concerns how teachers of Mother-Tongue Education (MTE) and pupils in Swedish secondary schools look upon and relate to the keyboard and screen and pen and paper, respectively, for writing in the context of MTE. The results showed that both teachers and pupils found that the computer on one side and the pen and paper on the other…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Swedish, Secondary School Students, Native Language Instruction
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Li, Shupin; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Palonen, Tuire; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Hakkarainen, Kai – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of the study was to assess adolescents' participation in various socio-digital activities by using a self-report questionnaire, a social networking questionnaire, and interviews. The participants (n = 253) were grade 6-9 students from a multicultural lower-secondary school in Finland. Three profiles of socio-digital participation were…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Questionnaires, Friendship, Gender Differences
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In traditional classrooms, a textbook was often the only source of knowledge available; in stark contrast, today's classrooms have an infinite number of knowledge sources available through the Internet. Nevertheless, a range of studies suggest that students systematically favor Wikipedia in their school-related literacy practices. The present…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Assignments, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Erixon, Per-Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article deals with how teachers and pupils in seventh to ninth grade in Sweden look upon and relate to the incorporation of new digital technology in mother tongue education (Swedish). The result shows that both the classification and framing of the subject is being challenged by new technology, but that the awareness of the impact seems to…
Descriptors: Swedish, Native Language Instruction, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Trostek, Jonas R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Previous research on how students' acceptance of emotionally charged theories relates to their understanding is based on the measurement of acceptance and understanding as two separate variables. As an alternative, the present study takes a qualitative approach with the aim of exploring what 24 upper-secondary school students accept when they come…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Issues, Emotional Response, Predictor Variables
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Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Samuelsson, Marcus – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article explores students' accommodation and resistance while participating in group work. The data collected are from fieldwork observations in several classrooms over the course of four terms in different secondary school classes in Sweden, and also from interviews with the students. Through this data analysis, we report that the students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Groups, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Niia, Anna; Almqvist, Lena; Brunnberg, Elinor; Granlund, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study shows that students, teachers, and parents in Swedish schools ascribe differing meanings and significance to students' participation in school in relation to academic achievement. Students see participation as mainly related to social interaction and not academic achievement, whilst teachers view students' participation as more closely…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Havik, Trude; Bru, Edvin; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The aim of the present study is to assess reasons for school non-attendance including somatic symptoms, subjective health complaints, truancy, and school refusal and to investigate the relationship of these with gender, grade, and self-reported special educational needs. The study is based on a self-reported questionnaire distributed to students…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attribution Theory, Gender Differences, Cohort Analysis
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Ulriksen, Robin; Sagatun, Åse; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Waaktaar, Trine; Lervåg, Arne Ola – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Social support and socioeconomic status (SES) have received considerable attention in explaining academic achievement and the achievement gap between students with ethic majority and immigrant background, and between boys and girls. Using a Structural Equation Modeling approach we examine (1) if there exist a gap in school achievements between…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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