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Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Korp, Helena; Sjöberg, Lena; Thorsen, Cecilia – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Swedish compulsory school, individual development plans (IDPs) are mandatory for all students up to 6th grade. The purpose is to summarize and facilitate pupils' learning and tune instruction to national standards. In this study, 233 IDPs drawn up for 5th grade pupils were analyzed with focus on qualities that have been found to impact…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Aadland, Katrine Nyvoll; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg; Moe, Vegard Fusche; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Skrede, Turid; Stavnsbo, Mette; Aadland, Eivind – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a seven-month curriculum prescribed physical activity (PA) intervention (the Active Smarter Kids [ASK] intervention) on executive functions in 10-year-old Norwegian children. A linear mixed model was used to analyze data from 971-1,123 fifth grade children at 28 intervention schools and 29…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Intervention, Executive Function
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Kikas, Eve – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examined the longitudinal associations between children's perceptions of parental involvement in math homework (control and support) and their math performance and motivation (task-persistent homework behavior and math self-concept). Children (n = 512) reported their perceptions concerning parental involvement in sixth-grade math…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Foreign Countries
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Aydin, Utkun; Özgeldi, Meriç – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this mixed methods study was to investigate the difficulties prospective elementary mathematics teachers have in solving the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 released items. A mathematics test consisting of 26 PISA items was administered, followed by interviews. Multiple data were utilized to provide rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Xu, Lihua – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between teaching and learning is a most central issue in education research, but it is yet to be fully understood. Variation Theory provides an explanatory account for teaching and learning and offers a specific view on what it means to learn: to discriminate and to discern critical aspects of the object of learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation, Case Studies
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Bergström, Peter; Mårell-Olsson, Eva; Jahnke, Isa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study provides new insights into Swedish teachers' didactical designs when handling two contemporary challenges regarding the new national curriculum and the increasing digitalisation of schools through one-to-one computing initiatives. The research questions consider how teachers organise physical and digital resources in their classrooms as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, National Curriculum, Computer Uses in Education
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Arnesen, Anne; Braeken, Johan; Ogden, Terje; Melby-Lervåg, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Social functioning and reading proficiency are critical for success in school and society. Therefore, identifying children with such problems is important. This study had 2 parts: first, a random sample of 234 elementary schools was surveyed about which instruments they use to assess reading proficiency and social functioning. Second, a systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
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Koivuhovi, Satu; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Kalalahti, Mira; Niemivirta, Markku – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined changes in pupils' agency beliefs and control expectancy from grade four to grade six, and whether they were associated with studying in a class with a special emphasis on a subject as compared to studying in a class without emphasis. After controlling for the effects of mother's education, prior school achievement, and gender,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students
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Gisslevik, Emmalee; Wernersson, Inga; Larsson, Christel – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore conditioning factors influencing learning opportunities in food-related education taught from a perspective of sustainable development. Over the course of the eighth-grade school year, data were derived from field studies of two classes taught in Home and Consumer Studies with an exploratory case-study design.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Consumer Science, Food, Foreign Countries
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Rogne, Wenke M.; Gamlem, Siv M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
A think-aloud study investigated 7th graders' (N = 30) information processing and seeking of feedback while reading four multiple partly contradictory texts. An extreme-case analysis shows that a highly-skilled reader uses deeper strategies, such as elaboration, evaluation, and paraphrasing of less contradictory information, than a less-skilled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis, Self Management, Grade 7
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Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to gain a better understanding of the Finnish national curriculum reform by examining how the educational practitioners, at the district level, orchestrate the shared sense-making concerning the reform work in their school districts. Qualitative focus group data was collected from 12 groups, throughout Finland, that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, School Districts
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Gunnþórsdóttir, Hermína; Barillé, Stéphanie; Meckl, Markus – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In recent years Icelandic schools have seen an increase in students with immigrant background. These changes require schools and teachers to respond to the educational needs these students may have. The aim of this article is to examine these changes by looking at the experience of teachers and parents of immigrant students regarding their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes
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Myrberg, Eva; Johansson, Stefan; Rosén, Monica – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between teacher specialization and the reading achievement of fourth-grade students in Sweden. The empirical base is data from PIRLS 2011. The main method of analysis is a two-level regression. Results revealed a positive relationship between reading achievement and teacher education relevant for subject…
Descriptors: Correlation, Specialization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience
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Wallner, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article combines theory on comics, narrative, and discursive psychology and analyses how the gutter is co-constructed for storytelling in classroom interaction. Closure of the gutter has previously been treated as a cognitive aspect. Here, interactional video data are analysed, with participants organizing ten separate comic panels. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Story Telling, Picture Books
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