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Bergsten, Christer; Engelbrecht, Johann; Kågesten, Owe – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
One challenge for an optimal design of the mathematical components in engineering education curricula is to understand how the procedural and conceptual dimensions of mathematical work can be matched with different demands and contexts from the education and practice of engineers. The focus in this paper is on how engineering students respond to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, College Mathematics
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Ahl, Linda Marie – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
This article investigates the impact of research findings on the representation of proportional reasoning in two commonly used Swedish mathematics textbook series for grades 7-9. A research-based framework that identifies five learning goals for understanding of proportional reasoning was used to analyse the textbooks. The results brought to…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Grade 7
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Jeppsson, Fredrik; Haglund, Jesper; Amin, Tamer G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Many studies have previously focused on how people with different levels of expertise solve physics problems. In early work, focus was on characterising differences between experts and novices and a key finding was the central role that propositionally expressed principles and laws play in expert, but not novice, problem-solving. A more recent…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Physics, Science Education, Problem Solving
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Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Nylund, Mattias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Sweden is internationally commended for a high degree of gender equality, but many divisions in Swedish society, including the labour market, disadvantage women. This paper addresses gendered divisions of preparation for civic participation in the vocational upper secondary national curricula, which may participate in reproduction of the pattern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
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Bergsten, Christer; Engelbrecht, Johann; Kågesten, Owe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
This study forms part of a collaboration project between universities in South Africa and Sweden in which we investigate whether the emphasis in undergraduate mathematics courses for engineering students would benefit from being more conceptually oriented than a traditional more procedurally oriented way of teaching. In this paper, we report in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Söderlind, Johan; Geschwind, Lars – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
This paper examines whether subject-specific admission tests may allow Swedish higher education institutions to admit better-performing students. The performance of students admitted via a mathematics and physics aptitude test was reviewed with a focus on activity, retention, and credits earned, and the results were compared with students admitted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Aptitude Tests, Physics, Science Tests
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Gumaelius, Lena; Almqvist, Monica; Árnadóttir, Anna; Axelsson, Anders; Conejero, J. Alberto; García-Sabater, José P.; Klitgaard, Lene; Kozma, Cecilia; Maheut, Julien; Marin-Garcia, Juan; Mickos, Henrik; Nilsson, Per-Olof; Norén, Agneta; Pinho-Lopes, Margarida; Prenzel, Manfred; Ray, Johanna; Roxå, Torgny; Voss, Mirjam – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Since the 1990s, the low number of students choosing to study science and technology in higher education has been on the societal agenda and many initiatives have been launched to promote awareness regarding career options. The initiatives particularly focus on increasing enrolment in the engineering programmes. This article describes and compares…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Universities, Science Interests, College Programs
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Byrne, Jenny; Ideland, Malin; Malmberg, Claes; Grace, Marcus – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
There are only a few studies about how primary school students engage in socio-scientific discussions. This study aims to add to this field of research by focusing on how 9-10-year-olds in Sweden and England handle climate change as a complex environmental socio-scientific issue (SSI), within the context of their own lives and in relation to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Lindvall, Jannika – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This article reports on two professional development programs for mathematics teachers and their effects on student achievement. The projects' design and their implementation within a larger municipality in Sweden, working together with over 90 teachers and 5000 students in elementary school, are described by using a set of core critical features…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Olteanu, Constanta; Olteanu, Lucian – International Education Studies, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to present the mechanism for effective communication when the mathematical objects of learning are equations and functions. The presentation is based on data collected while the same object of learning is presented in two classes, and it includes two teachers and 45 students. Among other things, the data consists of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Natural Sciences
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Fredriksson, Ulf; Holzer, Thomas; McCluskey-Cavin, Huguette; Taube, Karin – European Educational Research Journal, 2009
Sweden and Switzerland are among the wealthiest countries in the world, but also two countries with different approaches to how to provide welfare. Sweden has followed a social democratic welfare model and Switzerland a liberal model. This has implications for how the education systems have been organised. The Programme for International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Quality, Gender Differences
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among well-educated mature workers and compare it across four Nordic countries. Although this group generally is very active in LLL, the centrality of knowledge work in society, rapid pace of skills-renewal and rising learning demands for all…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Workplace Learning, Human Capital
Österholm, Magnus – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
This study focuses on a distinction between process- and object-oriented discourses when characterising the discourse of university students' summaries of lectures and examining connections between students' discourse and the discourse of lectures. Results show that students' discourse in general tends to be process-oriented, by their use of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis
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Broek, Simon; Hake, Barry J. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article contains an analysis of policies aimed at increasing the participation of adults in higher education (HE) in seven countries (NL, DK, SE, UK, BE Flanders, DE and the state of California in the USA). In order to maintain their economic competitiveness, many countries have developed policies to increase the participation of adults in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis
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Stalnacke, Jannica; Smedler, Ann-Charlotte – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
In Sweden, special needs of high-ability individuals have received little attention. For this purpose, adult Swedes with superior general mental ability (GMA; N = 302), defined by an IQ score greater than 130 on tests of abstract reasoning, answered a questionnaire regarding their views of themselves and their giftedness. The participants also…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Gifted, Foreign Countries, Abstract Reasoning
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