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Saariaho, Emmi; Anttila, Henrika; Toom, Auli; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Self- and co-regulation are central elements in skillful student-teacher learning. Studies have confirmed the interrelation between positive academic emotions and student engagement in self-regulated learning. There are also indicators of student-teachers experiencing co-regulative learning activities as highly significant. Yet, we know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Juvonen, Pasi – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Icaros is an information technology (IT) cooperative that was originally owned by 11 IT degree programme students of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. This article describes experiences and challenges of team building of these students who are called "teampreneurs" during their first year as team entrepreneurs. The findings provided…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Teamwork, Interviews, Learning Experience
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Hamalainen, Raija – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
Designing collaborative three-dimensional learning games for vocational learning may be one way to respond to the needs of working life. The theoretical vantage points of collaborative learning for game development and the "design-based research" methodology are described; these have been used to support collaborative learning in the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Vocational Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Games
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Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Toom, Auli; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study explores Finnish first-year primary teacher students' (N = 244) sense of professional agency in the classroom. In addition, the interrelation between student teachers' sense of professional agency and the perceptions of teacher education as a learning environment is explored. The sense of professional agency in the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Empowerment, Correlation
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Kangas, Marjaana; Kopisto, Kaisa; Löfman, Krista; Salo, Laura; Krokfors, Leena – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This case study examined how the agency of a fifth-grade pupil appeared across different learning environments in the primary school context. In this study, agency is defined as the initiatives taken by an individual in interactive situations. The research question is: how does a pupil's agency manifest and vary through taking initiatives across…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grade 5, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Koskinen, Pekka; Lämsä, Joni; Maunuksela, Jussi; Hämäläinen, Raija; Viiri, Jouni – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Background: Productive learning processes and good learning outcomes can be attained by applying the basic elements of active learning. The basic elements include fostering discussions and disputations, facing alternative conceptions, and focusing on conceptual understanding. However, in the face of poor course retention and high dropout rates,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Models
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Kärki, Tomi; Keinänen, Heli; Tuominen, Anu; Hoikkala, Marianna; Matikainen, Eila; Maijala, Hanna – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
The authors consider the use of mobile learning environment ActionTrack in teacher education. Pre-service class teachers' (N = 277) experiences of the mobile learning environment were measured with a 7-point Likert-scale questionnaire based on seven attributes of meaningful learning. Students' ratings for different attributes were analysed…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teacher Education Programs
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Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina – Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the complexity of teacher learning by exploring the elements of teachers' sense of professional agency in the two primary contexts of teachers' work: the professional community and the classroom. Moreover, the relationship with agentic learning in these contexts is studied. A total of 2310 primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Individual Power, Professional Autonomy
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Rissanen, A. J. – Science Education International, 2014
Lifelong learning and diverse technical information are challenges for designing curricula. The Finnish National Defence University (NDU) provides undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in academic and military disciplines according to the Bologna process. Technology is one of the major learning lines at the NDU, but basic scientific education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Strategies, Peer Teaching, Active Learning
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – Music Education Research, 2017
In Finland, teachers' have extensive autonomy, that is freedom from control by others over their professional actions in the classroom, and it is considered a strength of Finnish education. At the same time, national assessment of learning outcomes has been constructed to examine the learner's progress and achievements in relation to the criteria…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teaching Methods, National Competency Tests
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Leinonen, Risto; Asikainen, Mervi A.; Hirvonen, Pekka E. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
This study analyzes the types of peer discussion that occur during lecture-based tutorial sessions. It focuses in particular on whether discussions of this kind have certain characteristics that might indicate success in the post-testing phase. The data were collected during an introductory physics course. The main data set was gathered with the…
Descriptors: Physics, Introductory Courses, Lecture Method, Tutorial Programs
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Muhonen, Sari – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article examines the wider meanings of collective inquiries, creative collaboration and learning at work through analyzing a teacher's learning process when plunging into collaborative inquiry and creation with the students in primary classroom context. The incorporation of "songcrafting" into the existing practice of singing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Jaakkola, T.; Veermans, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with abstract representations produces predominantly better outcomes than learning with concrete representations and combining the representations…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Hilppö, Jaakko; Rajala, Antti; Zittoun, Tania; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Lipponen, Lasse – Frontline Learning Research, 2016
In this paper, we introduce a conceptual framework for researching the dynamics of imagination in science classroom interactions. While educational interest in imagination has recently increased, prior research has not adequately accounted for how imagination is realized in and through classroom interactions, nor has it created a framework for its…
Descriptors: Science Education, Imagination, Creativity, Elementary School Science
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