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Hästö, Peter; Palkki, Riikka; Tuomela, Dimitri; Star, Jon R. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Flexibility is an important element in learning mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether flexibility in linear equation solving predicts future academic achievement in mathematics and other subjects. Participants were 149 Finnish high-school students. Results show that flexibility was related to grades in both tracks of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, High School Students
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de Vocht, Miikka; Laherto, Antti – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In order to facilitate policy-driven reforms in science education, it is important to understand how teaching innovations diffuse among teachers and how that adoption process can be catalysed. Little is known about the set of attitudes that makes teachers early or late adopters. In this study, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (C-BAM) was employed…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism, Science Instruction
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Korpela, Aki; Tarhasaari, Timo; Kettunen, Lauri; Mikkonen, Risto; Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
During the current millennium, universities have faced a new kind of problem: there is not enough higher learning in higher education. Driving forces have mainly been economical, since financial pressure and effort for increasing efficiency have given rise to growing amount of accessed and graduated students. In addition, a pressure for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Korpela, Aki; Tarhasaari, Timo; Kettunen, Lauri; Mikkonen, Risto; Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In the economic pressure of recent decades, many universities have invested in increasing the number of accessed and graduated students. However, this has led to another problem: there is not enough higher learning in higher education. According to generally accepted view, the problem lies in the eagerness of overplaying immediate skills in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Natural Sciences
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Majidi, Sharareh; Emden, Markus – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
One of the main components of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge refers to their use of representation forms. In a similar vein, organizing concepts logically and meaningfully is an essential element of teachers' subject matter knowledge. Since subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers are tightly connected as categories…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Magnets, Scientific Concepts