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Bjornebekk, Gunnar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
A central hypothesis of classical motivation theory is that affect underlies motivation and its behavioural manifestations. However, this has been largely ignored in the past 30 years because social cognitivism has been the dominant theory. As a result, studies have concentrated on social cognitive processes when analysing those factors that…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes, Identification (Psychology)
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Husu, Jukka – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
This paper advocates the argument that philosophical and empirical modes of inquiry are seldom brought together to gain a better understanding of pedagogical ethics in the natural settings of school life. Here, it is hoped that this kind of combination provides interpretative lenses for the deliberation of pedagogical practices. The paper aims to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teacher Responsibility, Ethics, Moral Values
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Lysne, Anders – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1984
Traces the history of grading and discusses the complex problem of evaluation and grading of student achievement. Reviews the various reference measures and notes the type of functions grades are supposed to serve. Cites seven alternatives to traditional grading. Concludes that "grades are the tail that wags the dog." (BRR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Bjerg, Jens; And Others – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1982
Using a four-year (1970-74) pedagogical developmental project (Brovst, Denmark), discusses crucial concepts/aspects of educational change (construction of knowledge, meaning of harvested experiences, relationship between aims and strategies). Discusses teaching strategies: negative stipulation (changing relation between children and reality)…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies