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Utvaer, Britt Karin Støen; Hammervold, Randi; Haugan, Gørill – Education Inquiry, 2014
The self-determination theory (SDT) distinguishes between intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations or life goals, which tend to fall into two separate constructs. The pursuit of intrinsic goals, relative to extrinsic ones, is associated with numerous cognitive, affective and behavioural outcomes that are considered to be positive for individuals as…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Aspiration, Goal Orientation, Self Determination
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Täljedal, Inge-Bert – Education Inquiry, 2011
From 2000 to 2009 Umeå University had a genuine faculty board for teacher education that was responsible for both first-cycle teaching and research training. The board itself was an innovation in the Swedish high school system and introduced a new practice-oriented subject for the doctoral degree, "pedagogiskt arbete" ("Educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Universities, Foreign Countries, Research Training
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Boström, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2011
The background to this study is the large number of students who fail to finish upper secondary school with passing grades. The overall aim of this study was to examine one parameter in the didactic interaction between teachers and students, namely differences and similarities in learning styles. This study therefore compares teachers' and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Measures (Individuals), High School Teachers