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Valtonen, Teemu; Sointu, Erkko; Kukkonen, Jari; Mäkitalo, Kati; Hoang, Nhi; Häkkinen, Päivi; Järvelä, Sanna; Näykki, Piia; Virtanen, Anne; Pöntinen, Susanna; Kostiainen, Emma; Tondeur, Jo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The aim of this study is to outline the development and changes in pre-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) assessments during the first 3 years in teacher education. Specifically, research was conducted at three measurement points over a 3-year teacher education period. The target group consisted of pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Evaluation Methods
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Valtonen, Teemu; Kukkonen, Jari; Kontkanen, Sini; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Sointu, Erkko – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
The aim of this paper is to provide insights into differences between pre-service teachers based on the areas of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and the areas of theory of planned behaviour (TPB) in the context of using information and communication technology in education. The target group consisted of 267 first-year…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Jaakkola, T.; Veermans, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Contemporary evidence on the effectiveness of concrete and abstract representations in science education is based solely on studies conducted in college context. There it has been found that learning with abstract representations produces predominantly better outcomes than learning with concrete representations and combining the representations…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Kiili, Carita – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This study explored how the construction of an argument graph promotes students' collaborative online reading compared to note-taking. Upper secondary school students ("n"?=?76) worked in pairs. The pairs were asked to search for and read source material on the Web for a joint essay and either construct an argument graph or take notes…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Cooperation, Graphs
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Plester, B.; Lerkkanen, M.-K.; Linjama, L. J.; Rasku-Puttonen, H.; Littleton, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
The aim of the study was to demonstrate the style of text language used by Finnish pre-teen texters (n = 65) and determine how their text language related to their traditional literacy skills, and compare descriptively these results with earlier results from work with young English texters. Three kinds of text messages (natural texts, elicited…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preadolescents, Language Styles, Language Usage
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Ottestad, G. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
Three Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland and Norway, participated in the IEA SITES 2006 study. All the three countries have launched huge policy and investment programmes to promote digital literacy and readiness for the information age. In relation to the remarkable Finnish Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Teacher Effectiveness, Lifelong Learning