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Stenberg, Katariina; Karlsson, Liisa; Pitkaniemi, Harri; Maaranen, Katriina – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, we investigate first-year student teachers' teacher identities through their practical theories and ask what these practical theories reveal about their emerging teacher identities? This study approaches teacher identity from a dialogical viewpoint where identity is constructed through various positions. The empirical part of this…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Self Concept, Learning Processes, Teacher Education
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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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Tryggvason, Marja-Terttu – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The aim of the present study was to explore how Finnish university-based subject teacher educators perceived their professional identity. Several factors related to professional identity were analysed. Subject teacher educators are initially subject teachers who have proceeded to the doctorate level. They form a small academic group within a…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Tveit, Bodil; Karvinen, Ikali; Damsma-Bakker, Alica; Ylönen, Merja; Oosterhoff-Zielman, Marjanne; Fanuelsen, Olav; van Leeuwen, Réné – Christian Higher Education, 2015
The role of faith-based nursing education is contested in today's Northern European societies, which are often described as postmodern, pluralist, or secular. Although faith-based institutions played pioneering roles in the early development of nursing education, many today downplay their religious roots and have transformed themselves into modern…
Descriptors: Christianity, Nursing Education, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Karlsson, Leena – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Most Finnish university students, just like the other new global elites (Kramsch, 2013), use English without problems. Some students, however, struggle with English to the extent that their studies suffer. One could say that they have a deeply "wounded" English self (Karlsson, 2013). My context of research and practice is the Autonomous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Students, Self Concept
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Lairio, Marjatta; Puukari, Sauli; Kouvo, Anne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The study examines how students see their time at university as part of life and identity construction. The research data are based on a questionnaire administered to Finnish-speaking undergraduates at the University of Jyvaskyla on the topic "How do you see your time as a student from the perspective of life construction?" A total of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena; Ursin, Jani – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article sets out to explore how academics make sense of the current transformations of higher education and what kinds of academic identities are thereby constructed. Based on a narrative analysis of 42 interviews with Finnish academics, nine narratives are discerned, each providing a different answer as to what it means to be an academic in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Nevgi, Anne; Löfström, Erika – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Academics' teacher identities is a relatively little explored area. This paper explores this through an analysis of drawings by academics. The data consist of 90 drawings. The participants are academics who have attended basic courses in university pedagogy. The drawings were content analysed. In the drawings, the academics expressed themselves as…
Descriptors: Visualization, College Faculty, Professional Identity, Freehand Drawing
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Arvaja, Maarit – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article reports on a qualitative study on the dialogical approach to learning in the context of higher education. The aim was to shed light on the "I"-Position and multivoicedness in students' identity building and to provide empirical substantiation for these theoretical constructs, focusing especially on the connection between…
Descriptors: College Students, Health Sciences, Online Courses, College Science
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Kallio, Alexis Anja; Partti, Heidi – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2013
In this article the author's examine, through the cases of Finland and Cambodia, expressions of constructive patriotism in educational policy, curriculum documents and music teacher actions and reflections. This study is part of a broader cross-cultural exchange project: "Multicultural Arts University", between researchers and music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Patriotism, Music Teachers
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Huhtala, Anne; Lehti-Eklund, Hanna – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2010
Studying a foreign language at university level is a multifaceted project entailing constant identity formation as a foreign language user--and simultaneously as a plurilingual subject. As far as the second language (L2) learner is concerned, the language learning process can be seen as a construction of a new "third place" between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Second Languages, Second Language Learning