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Haapaniemi, Janni; Venäläinen, Salla; Malin, Anne; Palojoki, Päivi – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2021
This study builds on previous work in curriculum studies by providing insight into manifestations of the interplay between curriculum traditions, that are interested in education on a global scale and emphasized in the newest curriculum reform in Finland. This reform proposes a shift towards a competency-based curriculum, emphasizes integrative…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum
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Puaca, Goran – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
This article concerns how spaces of professional autonomy are defined and formed in Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). Swedish HEIs have become increasingly characterised by rivalling principles of management and professional autonomy. The relational aspects of how a professional habitus is formed and negotiated in relation to…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Higher Education, Professional Identity, Human Resources
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Gürses, Meral Özkan – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Learner autonomy has attracted numerous researchers in language teaching for the last four decades. However, there exists still a need to investigate to what extent learners of foreign languages, in particular languages other than English, are autonomous. This study aims to investigate learner autonomy in learning French at a university in Turkey…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Erel, Sevgi; Bedir, Hasan – Acta Educationis Generalis, 2021
Introduction: This study analysed Turkish instructors' metaphors identifying learners in terms of learner autonomy. Methods: In the present study we proposed a mixed methods approach to the investigation of the images created by the participants. Results: The metaphors produced by the participants showed that instructors see both themselves and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Yaprak, Zeynep – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine the student teachers' learning experiences and perceptions of using online resources during their independent study shaped with the stages of 4A accountable learner autonomy model. For their digital material design, the teacher candidates participating in this study were trained with a wide range of digital…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Experience, Student Teacher Attitudes, Independent Study
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2021
This article reviews previous research conducted on the role of mobile devices that support learner autonomy (LA) in English is a foreign/second language (EFL) context from 2010 to 2021 based on a number of criteria that included research design, publication type, period, field of study, and use of technology. Mainly, the review examined design…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Bell, Amani; Thomson, Kate – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Little is known about how university leaders approach the complex task of supporting peer observation of teaching in their Faculties. This paper explores the experiences of four Associate Deans of Learning and Teaching at a research-intensive university in Australia. Interviews revealed three different approaches to supporting peer observation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deans, Administrator Role, College Faculty
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Ramot, R.; Donitsa-Schmidt, S. – Perspectives in Education, 2021
The study evaluates an alternative initial teacher education programme launched nationwide by the Israeli Ministry of Education (MoE) at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. The programme aimed to attract unemployed academics to teaching, thereby providing a response to the teacher shortage. To advance the programme, the MoE relaxed its strict…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Policy
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Hunter-Doniger, Tracey – Art Education, 2021
What if young students could explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) subjects through autonomous and creative play? What if children were treated like artists and encouraged to formulate and explore their thoughts, theories, and ideas starting at the age of 4? What if educators relinquished their traditional roles as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Play
Huck, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Instructional time spent on elementary social studies has waned in the context of high stakes testing of math and English Language Arts. Integrating social studies within an English Language Arts instructional block creates learning opportunities that more closely align with recommendations from the National Council for the Social Studies (2009)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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Thorpe, Vicki; Kinsella, Victoria – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2021
New Zealand has its educational roots in 19th and 20th century British educational systems with close similarities between English and New Zealand secondary school education structures. In the last two decades, however, secondary school education in both countries has experienced multiple and sometimes radical reforms. Educational policy has…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Visual Arts, Art Teachers, Music Teachers
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Almusharraf, Norah – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2021
This qualitative case study explored how female English language learners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) realize learner autonomy, especially in the context of the learner's meaning development via purposeful vocabulary acquisition. EFL students' perceptions and applications of autonomous learning strategies for English vocabulary…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin; Haywood, Chris – Ethnography and Education, 2021
Within British schools over the last few decades, we have witnessed a policy move from multi-culturalism to counter-radicalization. In response, this article examines an ethnographic project that illustrates both the relative autonomy of methodology from broader theoretical and substantive questions, as well as the internal creative logic of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Males, Personal Autonomy, Cultural Pluralism
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Brandon, Laurel; Reis, Sally; McGuire, Caroline – Gifted Education International, 2021
Creative, motivated, and high-achieving students are found in every college and university, but not all of these students participate in honors programs which might support their talent development. This comparative case study investigated the perceptions of 10 participants who completed university-level "Type III experiences." It…
Descriptors: Creativity, Case Studies, Talent, Personal Autonomy
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Agheshteh, Hessam; Mehrpour, Saeed – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2021
The power imbalance inherent in supervision can seriously challenge language teachers' autonomy leading to resistance, anxiety, frustration and even anger. This study explored the possible uses or abuses of power when teacher supervisors exercise their authority to fulfill their responsibilities. The study drew on Foucault's (1991) conception of…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Language Teachers, Factor Analysis, Professional Autonomy
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