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Dimitra Perifanou; Eleni Konstantinou; Anne Nikula; Kristina Grendova; Aija Ahokas; Joan-Carles Casas-Baroy; Daniela Cavani; Paola Ferri; Paola Galbany-Estragués; Cinzia Gradellini; Michaela Machajova; Daniela Mecugni; Sari Nyman; Xavier Palomar-Aumatell; Janka Prnova; Montse Romero Mas; Carme Roure Pujol; Heli Thomander; Evanthia Sakellari – Higher Education Studies, 2024
Immunization is a highly cost-effective investment in health, proven to be an effective tool in controlling and eliminating dangerous infectious diseases. Health science students require evidence-based knowledge to tackle challenges in healthcare, particularly in the field of vaccination. The aim of the current study is to asses students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immunization Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Communicable Diseases
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Pavlov, Oleg V.; Lofgren, Joan; Hoy, Frank – Higher Education Studies, 2022
Colleges and universities increasingly employ temporary instructors. Researchers in higher education have voiced strong concerns about this trend because of its impact on educational outcomes, operations of academic institutions, and the composition of academic workforce. To enhance our understanding of this employment practice, this article makes…
Descriptors: Temporary Employment, Nontenured Faculty, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries
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Räisänen, Milla; Tuononen, Tarja; Postareff, Liisa; Hailikari, Telle; Virtanen, Viivi – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This case study explores the assessment of students' learning outcomes in a second-year lecture course in biosciences. The aim is to deeply explore the teacher's and the students' experiences of the validity and reliability of assessment and to compare those perspectives. The data were collected through stimulated recall interviews. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Science Education
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Asikainen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari; Vanthournout, Gert; Coertjens, Liesje – Higher Education Studies, 2014
The aim of the present study is to explore changes both in approaches to learning as well as in students' experiences of the teaching-learning environment and how these changes are related to each other during their Bachelor studies by using a longitudinal data set. The aim is further to explore how students' approaches to learning and their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Longitudinal Studies, Learning Processes
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Blomster, Jaanika; Venn, Stephen; Virtanen, Viivi – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This study aims to determine whether bioscience teachers and researchers in a research-intensive university have consistent views on research-based teaching, and to evaluate whether teachers' conceptions and views on practical teaching methods are aligned. Fifty-eight teachers completed a questionnaire concerning conceptions and practices of…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Science Teachers, Research Universities, Teacher Attitudes
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Asikainen, Mervi A.; Pehkonen, Erkki; Hirvonen, Pekka E. – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Seven Finnish mentor mathematics teachers were interviewed about their views regarding the teacher knowledge required for teaching mathematics. The results of the interviews revealed not only the teachers' spontaneous views of the knowledge base needed for effective mathematics teaching but also their views of the particular types of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction