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Poromaa, Pär Isling – Education Inquiry, 2013
In Sweden, according to the present curriculum lower secondary schools are responsible for providing and tutoring all students in information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool in the search for knowledge and learning. In this article, it is proposed that schools have different preconditions to fulfil these obligations, depending upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Information Technology, Social Class
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Jakobson, Britt; Axelsson, Monica – Education Inquiry, 2012
In this article we examine teacher instruction on scientific literacy tasks and teacher expression of ultimate and subordinate purposes during one teaching sequence of a science unit. By using a Practical Epistemology Analysis and Systemic Functional Grammar we can provide a view of the direction learning takes and the consequences for student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Nyroos, Mikaela; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Svens-Liavåg, Camilla – Education Inquiry, 2012
The education systems in Sweden and Finland have different formal and informal testing traditions. A recognised possible adverse effect of testing is test anxiety among pupils and students which may have a negative impact on examination performance. Research into which factors of testing practice affect the levels of test anxiety in younger pupils…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Fredriksen, Biljana C. – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article aims to illustrate how both physical and social factors influence possibilities for children's learning (meaning negotiation) in visual art contexts in early childhood education. The main discussion relates to teacher's responsibilities in providing physical and social contexts for such meaning negotiations. The processes I wish to…
Descriptors: Play, Art Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Granly, Astrid; Maagerø, Eva – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article provides an overview of the results of our project "The Kindergarten Room: A Multimodal Pedagogical Text". Our major initiative was to investigate what the multimodal texts in kindergarten represent and the extent to which they reflect and provide attributions to the children's activities. In addition, we wanted to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Multimedia Materials, Semiotics, Classroom Environment
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Backman, Ylva; Alerby, Eva; Bergmark, Ulrika; Gardelli, Åsa; Hertting, Krister; Kostenius, Caterine; Öhrling, Kerstin – Education Inquiry, 2012
Managerial documents for the national school system in Sweden have emphasised taking students' voices as a starting point in forming education, and several previous studies have indicated the benefits of giving students opportunities to participate in school. This study aimed to explore students' reflections on what they would do if they were to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes
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Mendonça, Marta; Popov, Oleg; Frånberg, Gun-Marie; Cossa, Eugénia – Education Inquiry, 2012
The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique is introducing new participative forms of pedagogical practices into the process of its current curriculum reform. This article presents a case study of the introduction of a student-centred approach at one department and discusses some of the lecturers' perceptions and experiences concerning the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Curriculum Development
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Mehdinezhad, Vali – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study examines university teaching and aims to understand more about university faculty members' sense of teaching efficacy criteria in the hope of providing insights for future strategies in faculty development training programme universities and colleges. This study uses a descriptive and correlational survey. The population of this study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Lindgren, Joakim; Hult, Agneta; Segerholm, Christina; Rönnberg, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2012
This paper reports on an analysis of how school inspection in Sweden -- its aims, directions and procedures -- is portrayed in texts produced by the responsible national authorities. The study involves a textual analysis of official annual accounts and plans (texts directed to the government, municipalities, schools and the public) produced by the…
Descriptors: School Visitation, Inspection, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Nordbø, Anne Lise – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article is based on an inquiry into the framing of artistic effects in space and addresses the interactions between two-year-old children and adult performers. I discuss how the traditional communication gap between actor and audience can be surmounted. My study is a crossover between performance art and drama pedagogy, which I describe as an…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Adults, Audiences, Interpersonal Communication
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Nordtømme, Solveig – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study explores how kindergarten spaces and materiality can be vital for children's exploration of participation and how the physical environment enables children to interact and position themselves in play and meaning making. Methodologically this study is based on ethnographic fieldwork with two groups of 2- to 5-year-old children in two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Interaction, Play
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Jonsson, Anna-Carin; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2012
This investigation concerns feedback praise (person and process praise) and how it relates to implicit theories of intelligence (entity and incremental theories) among pre-service teachers. In the first study 176 pre-service teachers participated, while in the second study 151 of such teachers participated. Two new measures, one of feedback praise…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Predictor Variables, Preservice Teachers, Intelligence
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Asplund, Stig-Börje – Education Inquiry, 2012
This article explores how four male vehicle engineering students at an upper secondary school in Sweden engage in literature discussion. The study combines a Conversation Analysis (CA) approach with a reception theory perspective and shows that the boys use direct reported speech (DRS) in their interaction as a technique to handle intimate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Secondary School Students, Males
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Hultman, Glenn; Löfgren, Ragnhild; Schoultz, Jan – Education Inquiry, 2012
This study concerns teachers' professional knowledge. Sixteen teachers, all with more than 25 years' experience in the profession, participated in the study in which they were given three different opportunities to show and formulate their professional skills. We initially asked the teachers to answer questions via e-mail. In the second part, the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Oterkiil, Constance; Ertesvåg, Sigrun K. – Education Inquiry, 2012
The literature reveals that up to half of all evidence-based programmes introduced in schools will fail to reach their expected outcomes due to poor implementation. Addressing the reasons why school change works in some schools and not in others is therefore important. It is argued in this article that if a school's readiness and capacity for…
Descriptors: Readiness, Educational Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change
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