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Molin, Lisa; Godhe, Anna-Lena; Lantz-Andersson, Annika – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explores what opportunities for critical literacy work that can be distinguished in the practices of an emerging digitalised classroom and how teachers and students make use of these. Observations were conducted over the course of one semester in three subjects in a Swedish class of 13-14-year olds using individual tablets. The findings…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices
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Augustsson, Gunnar – Cogent Education, 2018
This paper studies leisure-time center staff (L-tCS) leadership based on the concepts of leadership perspective and leadership style. The purpose is to understand how L-tCS describe their work in terms of leadership in the didactic room by answering the following open-ended question in an online survey: How would you describe your leadership in…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Leadership Styles, Staff Role, Foreign Countries
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Gulliksen, Marte S. – Cogent Education, 2017
New knowledge on cognition and learning generated in the various fields of neuroscience is now being incorporated into the learning sciences. This development might have broad significance for the theoretical development of the field of education, in particular leading to a renewed and more nuanced understanding of learning as an embodied process.…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Art Activities, Aesthetic Education
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Öman, Anne – Cogent Education, 2017
Today, teachers orchestrate computer-based tasks in software applications in Swedish primary schools. Meaning is made through various modes, and multimodal perspectives on literacy have the basic assumption that meaning is made through many representational and communicational resources. The case study presented in this paper has analysed pupils'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Computer Software, Films
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Vikström, Sofia; Kamwesiga, Julius; Mubangizi, Andrew; Guidetti, Susanne – Cogent Education, 2017
The aim was to describe the experiences of some university students and the effect on their own learning and professional development by participating in an exchange program. Data were derived from two focus group interviews with students (n = 12) who enrolled in a 12-week international exchange program between: (a) the occupational therapy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Lifelong Learning, Cognitive Style
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Borg, Farhana – Cogent Education, 2017
Although young children are often involved in economic transactions of various kinds in their daily activities, research on their knowledge and behaviors in relation to sustainable economics is limited. Sustainable economics deals with, among others, equity, corporate responsibility and poverty reduction. This study explored preschool children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Knowledge Level, Money Management
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Gardin, Matias; Gritter, Kris – Cogent Education, 2016
Based on small case-study illustrations from a variety of European countries, this study aims to explore methodological aspects of the study of curriculum history by expanding its traditional research scope. In so doing, it is argued that sociolinguistic issues are essential to this discussion. The main argument is that sociolinguistics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociolinguistics, Educational History, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Mellgren, Caroline; Ivert, Anna-Karin – Cogent Education, 2016
One of the biggest challenges for criminal justice educators is to deal with the strongly held opinions and preconceived notions about criminal justice issues among students. It often takes the form of students being reluctant to accept certain premises that does not comply with their own experience of the issue. The general tendency to reject…
Descriptors: Criminology, Policy, Debate, Active Learning
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Linton, Ann-Charlotte; Germundsson, Per; Heimann, Mikael; Danermark, Berth – Cogent Education, 2015
Support from teachers is a key strategy for accommodating students with Asperger syndrome (AS) diagnosis in the mainstream classroom. Teachers' understanding and expectations of students, i.e. their social representations (SR), have a bearing on how they interact and accommodate, but little is known about why. Therefore, the current study examined…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Experience, Teacher Role