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Haara, Frode Olav; Jenssen, Eirik S.; Fossøy, Ingrid; Ødegård, Inger Karin Røe – Education Inquiry, 2016
The implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in schools from the perspective of lifelong learning is of significant concern at policy levels, and research is an important source of information on this process. This review article focuses on the challenges revealed by research, examines the implementation of pedagogical entrepreneurship in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurship, Learning Processes, Educational Policy
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Hanberger, Anders; Lindgren, Lena; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
This paper explores the use, functions and constitutive effects of evaluation systems in local school governance, and identifies how contextual factors affect various uses of evaluation in this context. This case study of three Swedish municipalities demonstrates that local evaluation systems are set up to effectively sustain local school…
Descriptors: School Districts, Governance, Decision Making, Case Studies
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Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Vettenranta, Jouni; Ouakrim-Soivio, Najat; Bernelius, Venla – Education Inquiry, 2016
In Finland, the national Core Curriculum for Basic Education defines the learning objectives along with the numerical grade to be given for good competence in each school subject in the final phase of basic education. While serving as a guideline for schools and teachers, it should also ensure an objective evaluation of all students in Finland. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Scores, Grades (Scholastic)
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Grangeat, Michel – Education Inquiry, 2016
Inquiry-based science teaching (IBST) is promoted without any clear definition of the teaching strategies that are expected. The paper portrays the variety of the nature and development of teacher professional knowledge and practice regarding inquiry-based science teaching. It proposes and tests a model built upon six dimensions that represent the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cornu, Bernard – Education Inquiry, 2015
During the last 30 years, there have been several major reforms of teacher education in France. The role of universities in teacher education, the acquisition of professional competencies, as well as the articulation between academic courses and practice in schools, have all been questioned. These reforms have led to lots of debates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, College Role, Educational Change
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Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Hansen, Ron – Education Inquiry, 2015
One of the difficult aspects of defining creativity is that the term means many things to each of us, and reflects our unique perspectives and experiences. Our situatedness within a unique, personal context means that the concept of individual creativity defies formal scientific definition. This paper is an attempt to conceptualise creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Experiential Learning, Creative Thinking, Lifelong Learning
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Economou, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2015
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it…
Descriptors: Fiction, Swedish, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Students
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Kroksmark, Tomas – Education Inquiry, 2015
The study aims to generate new knowledge regarding how subject teachers in children's and young people's education conceive of the didactic relationship between their own subject knowledge and the computer's infinite possibilities concerning information and knowledge.The theoretic frames of the study lie within modern phenomenology with special…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Attitudes
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Lindström, Margareta Nilsson; Beach, Dennis – Education Inquiry, 2015
In the last two decades, the Swedish welfare state has been radically transformed in a neo-liberal direction, including extensive decentralisation and marketisation of the education sector with significant consequences for the work and professional identities of its teachers. Teacher education has also been directly included in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Education, Neoliberalism
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Aspfors, Jessica; Pörn, Michaela; Forsman, Liselott; Salo, Petri; Karlberg-Granlund, Gunilla – Education Inquiry, 2015
The purpose of this article is to explore the role of the researcher in facilitating collaborative professional development (CPD) projects with teachers in Finland. The article sheds light on the complex role of the researcher promoting professional development in educational sites through action research. The educational sites vary from…
Descriptors: Researchers, Role, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education
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Aškerc, Katarina; Kocar, Sebastian – Education Inquiry, 2015
This study examines the teaching in higher education in Slovenia, with an emphasis on the pedagogical training and pedagogical qualification of university teaching staff. Various aspects of the latter were examined among 513 respondents. The results showed that university teachers attribute significant importance to "pedagogical work"…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Pantic, Nataša; Florian, Lani – Education Inquiry, 2015
Policies around the world increasingly call for teachers to become 'agents of change', often linked to social justice agendas. However, there is little clarity about the kind of competencies such agency involves or how it can be developed in teacher education. This paper draws on theories of teacher agency and inclusive pedagogy to clarify the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Inclusion, Social Justice, Change Agents
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Takala, Marjatta; Wickman, Kim; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Lundström, Agneta – Education Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we discuss the views of 117 special education student teachers related to their oncoming profession in the framework of ecological theory. Together, 68 students from Sweden (26 special teachers and 41 SENCo students) and 49 from Finland responded to a questionnaire. We compared the respondents' thoughts about their future work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Pirttimaa, Raija; Takala, Marjatta; Ladonlahti, Tarja – Education Inquiry, 2015
The aim of this study is to explore adult students' descriptions and understandings of their reading and writing difficulties, and to describe the ways they are copying with them. In higher level studies, information is typically gained by reading and giving evidence of knowledge acquisition in writing. When students have difficulties with these…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Reading Difficulties, Writing Difficulties
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Sjølie, Ela – Education Inquiry, 2015
Even though recurring criticism has been directed against the academic part of teacher education, little research has focused on student teachers as they engage in their academic studies. Reporting on a study of 53 Norwegian student teachers, this article explores student teachers' reading practices in university courses in education. The study…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Reading Habits, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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