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Sjöberg, Lena – Education Inquiry, 2019
In 2011, new teacher education programmes were introduced in Sweden. This policy case study examines the outcome of the reform, focusing on the pedagogic discourses in the examination practise of the primary teacher education programme, but also on the possible effects of dividing teacher education for primary teachers into two specialisations:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Lepareur, Céline; Grangeat, Michel – Education Inquiry, 2018
Developing inquiry-based science teaching (I.B.S.T.) methods in lower secondary schools challenges many schools and educational bodies. The paper addresses the influence of teacher collaboration on science teachers' approaches and practices regarding I.B.S.T. The research emphasises three case studies: two science teachers, one expert and one new…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Bahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia; Hansén, Sven-Erik – Education Inquiry, 2018
For the purposes of this study, we investigated how special educational needs activities were carried out in the available physical space for preschool children with language difficulties in Belarus and Norway. Muller's and Bernstein's concepts were used to recognise patterns of knowledge construction in special needs education. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Preschool Children, Cultural Differences
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Svanes, Ingvill Krogstad; Klette, Kirsti – Education Inquiry, 2018
This study examines teachers' instructional practices during seatwork in primary Norwegian Language arts classrooms. Although seatwork is a common activity in classrooms, our knowledge about what teachers actually do during this activity is limited. In this qualitative study, six teachers in third grade primary school were videotaped while pupils…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Language Arts
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Maapalo, Pauliina; Østern, Tone Pernille – Education Inquiry, 2018
In this article, researchers from the perspectives of post-humanism and new materialism investigate the methodological possibilities and challenges offered by multisensory interviews with Norwegian Art and Crafts teachers regarding their practice theories connected to woodwork with primary school children. Author 1 has visited eight different…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Handicrafts
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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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Maeland, Kjellfrid; Espeland, Magne – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article is based on a qualitative case study of teachers' conceptions of improvisation in teaching. Empirical data are master student teachers' texts (transcripts, reflections) based on observations and interviews of practising teachers. The texts were analysed in an abductive process. We can identify four specific characteristics of how…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creative Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies
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Helstad, Kristin; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Wittek, Anne Line – Education Inquiry, 2017
Living in complex knowledge societies requires citizens who master multiple literacies involving both cognitive and social skills. Thus, all individuals should be offered relevant educational opportunities and teachers capable of integrating subject expertise with relational aspects. This paper demonstrates a teaching design for mathematics that…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Andersson, Catarina; Palm, Torulf – Education Inquiry, 2017
An earlier study showed that the changes in teachers' classroom practice, after participation in a professional development program in formative assessment, significantly improved student achievement in mathematics. The teachers in that study were a random selection of Year 4 teachers in a Swedish mid-sized municipality. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Mathematics Achievement
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Hjalmarsson, Maria; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica; Warin, Jo – Education Inquiry, 2017
This article aims to gain knowledge on how gender and profession are accounted for and expressed in leisure-time teachers' (LtTs) work in Sweden, with a specific focus on the caring aspects of the profession. Our results show that LtTs take up various positions in navigating between aspects connected to managerialism and external auditing as well…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Leisure Time, Caring, Trust (Psychology)
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Becker, Carmen; Roos, Jana – Education Inquiry, 2016
The main focus of early foreign language learning in Europe is on the development of oral skills. In the classroom, speaking is usually reproductive and imitative and activities aim at the production of closely supported accurate output. Opportunities for young learners to experiment with the language and to use it productively outside of fixed…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Speech Communication, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Björklund, Camilla – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article contributes to the discussion on goal-oriented learning in play-based early childhood education, an issue highlighted in Sweden due to revisions of preschool curricula and contemporary research in education. The article presents a meta-study of insights from a project consisting of several studies conducted in authentic preschool…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Dal, Michael; Elo, Janne; Leffler, Eva; Svedberg, Gudrun; Westerberg, Mats – Education Inquiry, 2016
Strategies for entrepreneurship in the educational system are present not only in the Nordic countries, but also in the majority of other Western countries. Linked to these strategies different research efforts have been made. Although the research efforts have a common origin in supranational policies on entrepreneurship, there has been little…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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