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Bartholdsson, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2021
With focus on teachers' experiences and understandings of manual-based programmes, this article explores the implications for teacher professionalism. It locates teachers' use of manual-based programmes in the intersection of two currents of ideas in contemporary society and within education: therapy culture and the evidence movement. The article…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Preschool Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Social Emotional Learning
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Odegard, Nina – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article focuses on junk materials and how they invite and encourage children to play and construct without the need to name, define or label the constructions. The article also deals with how practitioners' expectations can disturb this creative and transitory process. The article is based on one aspect of my study entitled "When matter…
Descriptors: Recycling, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Olteanu, Constanta; Olteanu, Lucian – Education Inquiry, 2010
This article forms part of a larger study aimed at supporting teachers in understanding their practice and improving it. Students' tests, an examination of students' mathematical work, teachers' lessons plans and reports of the lessons' instructions are the base data for this article. The analysis indicated that the teachers were unable to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness