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Economou, Catarina; Hajer, Maaike – Education Inquiry, 2019
In autumn 2016, Malmö University started two "fast track" trajectories for teachers with refugee backgrounds. The participants were offered an education of 26 weeks as an introduction to the Swedish school system, consisting of content courses, professional Swedish and workplace learning. The aim of this small explorative study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Background, Workplace Learning
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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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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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Svensson, Anette – Education Inquiry, 2014
This article is based on a questionnaire study of the media habits of Swedish youth aged 17-18. It examines the time they spend on using fictional texts through various media forms as well as in relation to mode (production/consumption), context (spare time/school), and gender (male/female). It further analyses these media habits and, using media…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Educational Environment, Gender Differences, Time Management