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Wenstrom, Sanna; Uusiautti, Satu; Maatta, Kaarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Enthusiasm has been noted to increase productivity and quality at work. In teachers' work, this has a connection to student learning and motivation, as well as teaching quality. In the context of Finnish vocational education and training (VET), research on enthusiasm appears especially topical and relevant because of the ongoing wide…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Productivity
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Seikkula-Leino, Jaana; Satuvuori, Timo; Ruskovaara, Elena; Hannula, Heikki – Education & Training, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to ascertain how the people who train Finnish teachers implement entrepreneurship education in the guidance they provide. The authors show how learning through, for and about entrepreneurship manifests in the self-evaluations of Finnish teacher educators. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Tella, Susanna; Smith, Nancy-Jane; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Learning to ensure patient safety in complex health care environments is an internationally recognised concern. This article explores and compares Finnish (n = 22) and British (n = 32) pre-registration nursing students' important learning events about patient safety from their work placements in health care organisations. Written descriptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nursing Students, Patients
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: A work roles and role theory-based approach to conceptualise human information activity, denoted information work analysis is discussed. The present article explicates the approach and its special characteristics and benefits in comparison to earlier methods of analysing human information work. Method: The approach is discussed in…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Information Management, Job Analysis, Role Theory
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Virolainen, Maarit – Education & Training, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to describe the organization of workplace learning in Finnish polytechnics, the models that have been developed for this purpose, and the challenges presented. Design/methodology/approach: First, the models for embedding workplace learning in the curriculum are described and analysed. Second, the conflicting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Education
Eratuuli, Matti; Nylen, Christer – 1995
To explicate the difference between school management and leadership, a description of principals' behavior, especially in the area of instructional leadership, from their own perspective is presented. The test group consisted of nine Russian, nine Swedish, and two Finnish principals. Data were collected from essays written by the principals in…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Background, Cultural Context
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Surakka, Sami; Malmi, Lauri – Computer Science Education, 2005
This case study considered the syllabus of the first and second year studies in computer science. The aim of the study was to reveal which topics covered in the syllabi were really needed during the following years of study or in working life. The program that was assessed in the study was a Masters program in computer science and engineering at a…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Computer Science, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
1999
These four papers are from a symposium on evaluation in human resource development (HRD). "Assessing Organizational Readiness for Learning through Evaluative Inquiry" (Hallie Preskill, Rosalie T. Torres) reviews how evaluative inquiry can facilitate organizational learning; argues HRD evaluation should be reconceptualized as a process…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing
Becker, Franklin; Quinn, Kristen L.; Rappaport, Andrew J.; Sims, William R. – 1994
This document reports a study that examined implementation processes for new workplace practices--nonterritorial offices--in five international organizations in four countries. The organizations are IBM and Ernst & Young in the United Kingdom; Digital Equipment's Natural Office in Sweden; SOL Cleaning Company headquarters in Finland; and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Employee Attitudes, Foreign Countries