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Eronen, Lasse; Kokko, Sirpa; Sormunen, Kari – Curriculum Journal, 2019
In 2014, the Finnish National Board of Education launched a new core curriculum with the aim of meeting the skills and competence requirements of the 21st century. The purpose of this case study was to find out what transversal competencies Finnish eighth graders developed and how they experienced studying in a problem-based transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, 21st Century Skills, Core Curriculum
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Schneickert, Christian; Lenger, Alexander; Steckermeier, Leonie C.; Rieder, Tobias – Teaching Sociology, 2019
We discuss findings from a survey of sociology students in Germany and consequences for teaching. We focus on the de facto formation of a sociological canon, the relation between theories and methods, and effects of social and political characteristics on student's scientific preferences. Our findings suggest that irrespective of an agreement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Core Curriculum, Theory Practice Relationship
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Lutes, Lyndell; Davies, Randall – Education Sciences, 2018
This study compared student workload and perceived value of coursework assigned for a matching set of semester and term general education courses at Brigham Young University. Statistically significant differences in workloads were found between most semester and term courses. While term workloads were slightly lighter in general, both could be…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Scheduling, Study Habits
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Eaton, Judy; Long, Jennifer; Morris, David – College Teaching, 2018
We developed a course, as part of our institution's core program, which provides students with a foundation in academic literacy in the social sciences: how to find, read, critically assess, and communicate about social science research. It is not a research methods course; rather, it is intended to introduce students to the social sciences and be…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Social Science Research, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response)
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Orak, Seval; Demirci, Cavide – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study aims to analyse the views of elementary school students on active learning integrated with art branches in core courses (Turkish, mathematics, science and social studies). The research was conducted in the province of Bursa during the academic year 2015-2016, and the study sample comprised of 22 students, including 15 male and 7 female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Active Learning