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Ekstrom, Anna; Lindwall, Oskar; Saljo, Roger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This article concerns a central issue in education as an institutional activity: instructions and their role in guiding student activities and understanding. In the study, we investigate the tensions between specifics and generalities in the joint production of guided action. This issue is explored in the context of handicraft education--or more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Handicrafts, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pramling, Niklas; Saljo, Roger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The article reports an empirical study of how authors in popular science magazines attempt to render scientific knowledge intelligible to wide audiences. In bridging the two domains of "popular" and "scientific" knowledge, respectively, metaphor becomes central. We ask the empirical question of what metaphors are used when communicating about…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Audiences, Genetics, Context Effect
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Mauritzson, Ulla; Saljo, Roger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2001
Studied how children learn to identify what is meant by what is said in communicative practices, focusing on the interplay between the adult and the child. Results for 21 Swedish children aged 3 to 5 show that whether children are able to adopt other people's perspectives is a situated affair that reflects the way in which they are brought into a…
Descriptors: Adults, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication
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Saljo, Roger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1997
The reception of some major psychological theories in the field of education is traced in this discussion of educational psychology as an applied discipline. The focus is on aspects of development and learning. Educational psychology may be best thought of as an interdisciplinary field of research than as a subdiscipline of either education or…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Psychology, Individual Development, Intellectual Disciplines
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Saljo, Roger; Wyndhamn, Jan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1988
The contextual determination of cognitive activities was investigated in a primary school naturalistic experiment. Performance at a group level on an elementary arithmetic task is influenced by the immediate context. Use of analogies as heuristic aids and the functional meaning of the task as a pedagogical praxis are assessed. (TJH)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Processes, Educational Environment, Elementary School Mathematics