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Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Adamson, Lena; Kumpfer, Karol L.; Eichas, Kyle – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2012
Background: Effectiveness research is maturing as a field within intervention and prevention science. Effectiveness research involves the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the dissemination of evidence-based interventions in everyday circumstances (i.e., type 2 translational research). Effectiveness research is characterized by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Family Problems, Intervention, Effective Schools Research
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Lander, Rolf; Myrberg, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2014
The article outlines a programme theory for the Swedish school inspection. The theory has a format of 'if … then … because', whereby the last term states one or more generative mechanisms behind the reactions to inspection, and the former terms imply what the inspectorate does and which reactions it receives. The assumptions of the theory are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Quality
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Boesen, J.; Helenius, O.; Johansson, B. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
From 2012 to 2016 all teachers of mathematics, in primary through to upper secondary and adult education, in Sweden are to be given the opportunity of receiving state-coordinated professional development (PD), generally involving around one meeting per week for a year. We examine the ways in which this programme and its content are research-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, National Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Magnell, Marie; Geschwind, Lars – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of this article is to challenge the idea of incompatibility between links to research and links to professional practice in engineering education. The concept of 'academic drift' is introduced, both related to drift towards theory and towards research links in the curriculum. Empirical data were collected through a case study conducted…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development, Foreign Countries
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Avery, Helen; Nordén, Birgitta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The paper aims to provide a conceptual map of how to mediate between sustainability theory and practice in higher education and how disciplinary divides can be bridged. It further looks at issues linked to knowledge views and drivers for institutional change that affect opportunities for whole institution development promoting action…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Sustainability
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Cederlund, Katarina – Education Inquiry, 2018
In policy and in initiatives from the Swedish National Agency for Education for enhancing professional development, there is currently a strong emphasis on teachers´ collaborative professional development. As previous research suggests that teachers may need to engage in various types of collaboration for learning, extended knowledge on different…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs
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Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Olsson, Ingrid; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The present study examined proximal and distal barriers and supports within the Swedish service system that may affect implementation of early and intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for children with autism. A case study approach with roots in ethnography was chosen to explore this issue. Two preschools exemplifying "high quality…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Henningsson-Yousif, Anna; Aasen, Solveig Fredriksen – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare methods of working with pedagogical capital in teacher and mentor education. The author makes an account of the development of the concept of pedagogical capital and relates it to the theoretical context of practice theory. Empirical data will substantiate the theoretical discussion of teachers'…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Experience, Teaching Skills, Concept Formation
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Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael; Robertson, Ann; Grainger, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This paper elaborates on a number of key criticisms of Mezirow's transformative learning theory as well as providing arguments that validate it. Our paper exemplifies how Mezirow's theory can help adult educators and prospective school teachers understand that social structures and belief systems can influence student learning, that learners make…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Females, Doctoral Degrees
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Wolming, Simon; Wikstrom, Christina – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2010
The concept of validity, as described in the literature, has changed over time to become a broad and rather complex issue. The purpose of this paper is to investigate if practice has followed theory, or if there is a gap between validity in theory and validity in practice. It compares the theoretical development of the concept of validity with the…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Validity, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Södergren, Ulrika; Benjaminson, Carin; Mattsson, Janet – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Background: Specialist nurse students are upon graduation certified to have increased their professional competence to an advanced level. But how do specialist nurse students themselves experience and understand their professional competence and its development upon graduation? This is what this study aims at describing. Method: This study has a…
Descriptors: Nurses, Specialists, Writing (Composition), Competence
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Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid; Pramling, Niklas – Education Inquiry, 2013
Theory-driven and practice-driven research are often separated, but in this article we shall argue for a research approach that is theory-driven but practice-oriented and shares features with the specific kind of early childhood education pedagogy this research approach has generated, what we refer to as developmental pedagogy (Pramling Samuelsson…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Foreign Countries
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Karlsson Lohmander, Maelis – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
Professional experience in preschool settings comprises an important part of the education of preschool teachers. During their placements, students are expected to link theory to practice, to integrate university-based knowledge with workplace-based knowledge and skills essential for their future profession. They often refer to a perceived gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Curriculum
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Holmquist, Mats – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether universities can find ways to make more practical contributions through collaboration, collective reflection and joint learning. Design/methodology/approach: The approach takes the form of action research and cooperation in three different development networks in Sweden. Data are analyzed by…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Networks
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Ekecrantz, Stefan; Schwieler, Elias – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In this article, results from an international survey on the experiences of educational developers' experiences of teachers' attitudes, emotions, and normative values in higher education are presented. Teacher-student relationships have a substantial impact on student learning and the general learning climate, but have still received relatively…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Surveys, College Faculty
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