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Aldahdouh, Tahani Z.; Nokelainen, Petri; Korhonen, Vesa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Innovativeness has been believed to be a significant psychological construct underlying individual differences in adopting novel ideas, experiences or approaches. Although few recent studies have contributed to identifying the factors that predict innovativeness, there is a lack of research showing the impacts of implicit theories and goal…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Higher Education, College Faculty, Goal Orientation
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Pertel, Tiia; Laine, Sari; Saaranen, Terhi; Hansen, Siivi; Lepp, Kädi; Liiv, Krystiine; Tossavainen, Kerttu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This article examines whether a three-year learning-based work community intervention resulted in changes in working community-related interaction factors and occupational well-being among Finnish and Estonian school staff. It reports the types of changes in working community-related interaction factors and their associations to the subjective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Interaction, School Personnel
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Husgafvel, Roope; Martikka, Mikko; Egas, Andrade; Ribiero, Natasha; Dahl, Olli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Addressing the sustainability challenges in the forest sector in Mozambique requires capacity building for higher education and training of new skilled expert and future decision-makers. Our approach was to develop a study module on and pedagogical approaches to industrial environmental engineering and sustainability. The idea was to develop a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Sahito, Zafarullah; Vaisanen, Pertti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This research paper is a reflection of the results of collected data from Teacher Educators (TEs) regarding their skills and expertise in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Seven themes were inductively identified and called, 7Es like as: (a). Expertise in use of windows programmes; (b). Expertise in use of security measures; (c).…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy
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Hernesniemi, Elina; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Cheng, Xuejiao; Hong, Jianzhong; Kuittinen, Matti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Earlier research has shown that an excessive workload has a substantial negative effect on students' well being. The present study examines how Finnish and Chinese university students' perceptions of workload are related to their perceptions of the teaching and learning environments (TLE). This is done in order to determine whether the perceived…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Vekkaila, Jenna; Pyhältö, Kirsi – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral studies are about learning to create new knowledge and to become a researcher. Yet surprisingly little is known about the individual learning patterns of doctoral students. The study aims to explore learning patterns among natural science doctoral students. The participants included 19 doctoral students from a top-level natural science…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Interviews
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Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Teacher education provides the central forum for student teacher learning. Student teachers are advised to learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during this instruction. However, research on student teacher learning often focuses on a certain time period and on how students "should" learn instead of analysing what…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Experience, Professional Development, Professional Identity
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Lichy, Jessica; Enström, Rickard – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The late 20th century was an era of social, economic, technological, and political change, resulting in significant shifts in the perception of enlightenment, knowledge, and education. The impact of these changes have become quite apparent in higher education where there is now mounting pressure for faculty to deliver high quality education to an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Ryhänen, Eva; Turunen, Hannele – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This article reports the development and results of a project within the Comenius program to promote teachers' occupational well-being, in which Finnish, Irish, Italian, and German school communities participated between 2003 and 2006. The project made use of participatory action research, in which the occupational well-being of staff was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Programs, Teachers, Job Satisfaction
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Keskinen, Jenni – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The literature emphasizes the importance of integrating doctoral students into scholarly communities and practices at the very beginning of their studies. Although the importance of student participation in a scholarly community has been recognized empirical evidence concerning the quality of participation that promotes such engagement is scarce.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Participation, Well Being