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Nilsson, Per – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate relationships between note-taking and the orchestrating of math-talk in whole-class teaching. A lesson on (average) velocity in a Swedish Grade 6 has been observed. Taking an inferentialist stance on human understanding, the study conceptualizes teaching and learning from the perspective of how students come…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Mathematics Instruction, Motion, Grade 6
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Rasmusson, Maria; Albaek, Karsten; Lind, Patrik; Myrberg, Mats – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study aims at investigating the long-term cognitive effects of vocational education and training (VET) in Sweden and Denmark using data from the PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills. While Sweden has moved towards a more academic vocational education, Denmark has kept the apprenticeship system. Using multiple regression analysis we estimate…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Blossing, Ulf; Roland, Pål; Sølvik, Randi M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this article is to discuss how to interview to investigate the practice of school organizations. The research question is: What are the activities the interviewer uses to capture improvement practices in school organizations? We apply a self-assessment method to examine two former projects. We argue that a practice lens is required and,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Practices, Educational Improvement, Power Structure
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Stevanovic, Melisa; Kuusisto, Arniika – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Identifying precisely what teachers do to elicit desired changes in their students' knowledge and skill is a long-lasting challenge of educational research. Here, we use conversation analysis to contribute to a deeper understanding of this matter by considering how Finnish-speaking musical instrument teachers use directives to guide their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Smedsrud, Jørgen; Nordahl-Hansen, Anders; Idsøe, Ella Maria; Ulvund, Stein Erik; Idsøe, Thormod; Lang-Ree, Ole Christian – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Research regarding highly intelligent adolescents in Scandinavia is scarce. We know little about highly intelligent adolescents' experiences with the school-system and how they experience their social relationships and relationships with their teachers. We used survey and test data from approximately 16,000 respondents from the Norwegian Armed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intelligence, Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Korhonen, Vesa; Rautopuro, Juhani – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Finland offers a specific example of a country with a broad enrolment in higher education, where the educational starting age is relatively high and where studies may last considerably longer than in most other European countries. This study attempted to identify at-risk students in Finnish universities with the greatest probability of…
Descriptors: College Students, At Risk Students, Dropouts, Probability
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Šupule, Inese; Søholt, Susanne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Rural depopulation, decreasing numbers of children, and general centralization, combined with high expectations for education, are factors that challenge rural communities and school structures in both Latvia and Norway. The aim of this article is to compare the role of the municipality and other levels of governance in making decisions on school…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Municipalities, Comparative Analysis, Public Officials
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Ulstad, Svein Olav; Halvari, Hallgeir; Deci, Edward L. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study uses Self-Determination Theory as a theoretical framework to test the hypotheses that students self-reports of their motivational regulations would predict teachers' perception of students' motivational regulations, even after controlling for performance. An additional aim was to test a process model in which students' perceived…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Daus, Stephan; Nilsen, Trude; Braeken, Johan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study offers curriculum developers, teachers, and science education researchers a fine-grained profile on strengths and weaknesses in specific science domains and topics. The study involved a representative sample of 3844 Norwegian pupils in grade 8. Their responses on 216 TIMSS items in 18 topics from 4 science domains were modelled in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Science Achievement
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Dewilde, Joke; Kjørven, Ole Kolbjørn; Skaret, Anne; Skrefsrud, Thor-André – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article explores an international week in a Norwegian primary school from the perspective of the different participants. Such international weeks are typically organized in connection with the United Nations Day, to contribute towards the school's aims of inclusion and social justice. Whereas research literature has been critical towards such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Inclusion, Social Justice
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Blömeke, Sigrid – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim is to describe the development of achievement in compulsory school in the Nordic countries from the 1960s. The study relies on published results concerning literacy and numeracy from the international large-scale assessments between 1964 and 2012. Among others, the following conclusions are drawn: (1) for most countries, a small but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Lenkeit, Jenny; El Masri, Yasmine; Cantrell, Kate; Ryan, Jeanne; Baird, Jo-Anne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
International large-scale assessments are on the rise, with the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seen by many as having strategic prominence in education policy debates. The present article reviews PISA-related English-language peer-reviewed articles from the programme's first cycle in 2000 to its most current in 2015. Five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Strietholt, Rolf; Scherer, Ronny – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The present paper aims to discuss how data from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) can be utilized and combined, even with other existing data sources, in order to monitor educational outcomes and study the effectiveness of educational systems. We consider different purposes of linking data, namely, extending outcomes measures,…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Group Testing, Outcomes of Education, Outcome Measures
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Rutkowski, Leslie; Rutkowski, David – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Over time international large-scale assessments have grown in terms of number of studies, cycles, and participating countries, many of which are a heterogeneous mix of economies, languages, cultures, and geography. This heterogeneity has meaningful consequences for comparably measuring both achievement and non-achievement constructs, such as…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Wittek, Anne Line – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This article addresses writing in higher education with the primary aim of conceptualizing writing as a mediational tool. The conceptual framework consists of three concepts: "learning trajectories," "mediation," and "recontextualization." The article describes how writing can work as a mediational tool and suggests…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Higher Education
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