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Zehner, Fabian; Goldhammer, Frank; Lubaway, Emily; Sälzer, Christine – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2015, the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA) introduced multiple changes in its study design, the most extensive being the transition from paper- to computer-based assessment. We investigated the differences between German students' text responses to eight reading items from the paper-based study in 2012 to text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Odenbring, Ylva – Education Inquiry, 2019
During the first decades of the twenty-first century, adolescents' perceived stress has been reported to be an important factor in explaining the health problems among students in Swedish schools. Based on interviews with key professionals working in the student welfare team in three secondary schools, the present article aims to contribute new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Mental Health
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Nolgård, Olle; Nygren, Thomas – Education Inquiry, 2019
In this study, we analyse 126 secondary pupils' responses to national test questions designed to make them think and care about the history of national minorities in Sweden. Using a mixed method approach we find that historical thinking and empathy as caring are tightly interlinked in the responses. In particular, the cognitive act of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Caring, Social History
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Wiberg, Marie – Education Inquiry, 2019
The aim of this paper was to examine the relationship between Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) mathematics achievement and the two school achievement measures of grades and national test results in Sweden. A further aim was to examine the association of TIMSS mathematics achievement with different subgroups of students. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Dalsgaard, Christian – Education Inquiry, 2018
The objective of the paper is to explore how theory is integrated into practice in students' academic work within upper secondary education. In order to study this, the paper develops an analytical framework for situated reflection that conceptualises reflective processes in direct relation to practical activities of students. The framework…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Secondary School Students, Reflection, Learning Processes
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Piekut, Anke – Education Inquiry, 2018
Since the reform of Upper Secondary School in 2005 in Denmark, genre writing has been mandatory in the L1 subject. In the predefined genres, argumentative reasoning, textual analysis and disciplinary knowledge are given high priority, whereas creative or narrative reasoning and writing are not part of the curriculum. In this article, the writer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Writing (Composition), Literary Genres
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Klette, Kirsti; Sahlström, Fritjof; Blikstad-Balas, Marte; Luoto, Jennifer; Tanner, Marie; Tengberg, Michael; Roe, Astrid; Slotte, Anna – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this article, we approach large questions regarding justice and equality in the Nordic classrooms. A substantial body of previous research emphasises the importance of student engagement in teaching and learning. Drawing on video data from Norway, Sweden and Finland, we focus on whole-class teaching, i.e. situations in which the teacher…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Ramma, Yashwantrao; Bholoa, Ajeevsing; Watts, Mike; Nadal, Pascal Sylvain – Education Inquiry, 2018
Even though its importance is underscored in many research pursuits, attention to the affective domain in learning is often neglected at the expense of the cognitive development of students studying science, in particular physics. In this paper we propose a framework, the pedagogical technological integrated medium (PTIM) founded on the TPACK…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Solbue, Vibeke; Helleve, Ingrid; Smith, Kari – Education Inquiry, 2017
Focus of this article is immigrant youth and Norwegians-born to immigrant parents in upper secondary school in Norway. The study was conducted in a first year of a general study class in upper secondary school, where 11 of 24 students were immigrants. Previous research on immigrants in school tends to show a picture of a marginalized group in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Disadvantaged
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2017
Upper-secondary schooling in Sweden is organised for pupils aged 16--19 in 17 different national study programs. Of these 3 are theoretical programs with mainly academic content. They prepare for further (higher education) studies. The present investigation looks at the influence from these programs on 845 upper-secondary students' implicit…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Niemi, Pia-Maria – Education Inquiry, 2017
The question of how students' sense of membership and connectedness to their school can be supported through school practices concerns educational contexts internationally. According to the Programme of International Student Achievement test, students' experiences of school belonging have decreased and polarized in many of the participating…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship
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Petersson, Jöran; Norén, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2017
The present study investigated test responses from 259 immigrant and non-immigrant school year 9 students in Sweden with the focus on how they solved two problems on fractions, one of them halving a fraction, in a test. The authors report three observations. Newly arrived second language immigrants seemed less likely to have the word 'half' in…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Swedish, Second Language Learning
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Fleischer, Håkan – Education Inquiry, 2017
The research on one-to-one computer learning settings shows what students do while using computers and how much they use them. It is believed that students are highly motivated by having computers of their own and show improved grades, but few studies can confirm this belief. This study investigated the experience of knowledge formation amongst…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Secondary School Students, Computer Use, Student Motivation
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Torkildsen, Lisbeth Gyllander; Erickson, Gudrun – Education Inquiry, 2016
The focus of the current study is students' perceptions of assessment and assessment practices. Assessment is understood as practices closely connected to the planning, enactment and evaluation of teaching and learning activities. The data derive from focus group interviews and dialogical meetings with students at a Swedish comprehensive school.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Dalland, Cecilie P.; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2016
To stimulate individualised learning and give students some autonomy and responsibility in relation to their own schoolwork, Norwegian teachers often use work plans as an instructional tool. A work plan is a document that describes different tasks students are supposed to complete within a certain time period, normally two to three weeks. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Lesson Plans
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