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Willbergh, Ilmi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Using an observation study in Norwegian lower-secondary school classrooms this paper explores how subject matter and students' real-world experiences are linked within the use of examples in teaching. The theory of "mimetic didactics" claims that giving students the possibility to interpret examples as both subject matter and something…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
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Engeness, Irina; Edwards, Anne – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The relationship between the different mediational means for supporting students' learning with digital tools in science group work in a Norwegian lower-secondary school is examined. Analyses of teacher-student and student-student interactions are located in cultural-historical theory and draw on Galperin's conceptualisation of learning processes.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Student Relationship
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Põder, Kaire; Lauri, Triin; Veski, Andre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
We indicate the size of family background effects in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia--countries that differ in both the rhetoric and extensiveness of the system-level school choice policies. Family background effect is defined as the dependence of student achievement on family background characteristics, such as parental education, income, and social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Family Characteristics
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Ning, Bo; Van Damme, Jan; Gielen, Sarah; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Van den Noortgate, Wim – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Finland and Shanghai are strong performers in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The current study explored the similarities and differences in educational effectiveness between these 2 strong performers. To this end, 14 predictors representing student background and school process characteristics were selected from the PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Comparative Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Brehmer, Daniel; Ryve, Andreas; Van Steenbrugge, Hendrik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyse how mathematical problem solving is represented in mathematical textbooks for Swedish upper secondary school. The analysis comprises dominating Swedish textbook series, and relates to uncovering (a) the quantity of tasks that are actually mathematical problems, (b) their location in the chapter, (c) their…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Blikstad-Balas, Marte – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In traditional classrooms, a textbook was often the only source of knowledge available; in stark contrast, today's classrooms have an infinite number of knowledge sources available through the Internet. Nevertheless, a range of studies suggest that students systematically favor Wikipedia in their school-related literacy practices. The present…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Assignments, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Burner, Tony – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Recognizing the importance of formative assessment, this mixed-methods study investigates how four teachers and 100 students respond to the new emphasis on formative assessment in English as a foreign language (EFL) writing classes in Norway. While previous studies have examined formative assessment in oral classroom interactions and focused on…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hermansen, Hege – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Collective approaches to practice development are increasingly common in the teaching profession. Such initiatives frequently involve groups of teachers taking responsibility for introducing, sharing and developing new pedagogical resources and for aiding their integration into existing practices. This article explores teachers' knowledge work as…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching (Occupation)
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Erixon, Per-Olof – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article deals with how teachers and pupils in seventh to ninth grade in Sweden look upon and relate to the incorporation of new digital technology in mother tongue education (Swedish). The result shows that both the classification and framing of the subject is being challenged by new technology, but that the awareness of the impact seems to…
Descriptors: Swedish, Native Language Instruction, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Kullberg, Angelika; Mårtensson, Pernilla; Runesson, Ulla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Within the phenomenographic research tradition, the "object of learning" depicts the capability that is to be learned by the learner. It has been argued that the object of learning cannot be fully known in advance since what is to be learned depends on the learners as well as on the content taught. The object of learning and its nature…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Phenomenology, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Researchers
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Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Caleon, Imelda Santos – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study marries collaborative problem solving and learning study in understanding the onset of a cycle of teacher professional development process within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs). It aimed to explore how a PLC carried out collaborative problem finding--a key process involved in collaborative problem solving--that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Problem Solving, Meetings, Teacher Collaboration
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Christophersen, Knut A.; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are; Solhaug, Trond – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on how different educational programmes contribute to student teachers efficacy for classroom management and their abilities to provide learning opportunities and good classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 491 student teachers attending different teacher education programmes in Norway and analysed via structural equation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Gamst-Klaussen, Thor; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari P.; Svartdal, Frode; Strømgren, Børge – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) is a multi-informant instrument assessing social skills and problem behavior in children and adolescents. It is a revised version of the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). A Norwegian translation of the SSRS has been validated, but this has not yet been done for the Norwegian…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Problems, Measures (Individuals)
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Svanbjörnsdóttir, Birna María; Macdonald, Allyson; Frímannsson, Gudmundur Heidar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The focus of the action research reported here is on how leaders and teachers used teamwork in developing a professional learning community in a new compulsory school in Iceland. Collaboration is a critical issue in schools as it can improve practice that supports student achievement. Results from the TALIS 2008 study show that Icelandic teachers…
Descriptors: Action Research, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Teamwork
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Trostek, Jonas R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Previous research on how students' acceptance of emotionally charged theories relates to their understanding is based on the measurement of acceptance and understanding as two separate variables. As an alternative, the present study takes a qualitative approach with the aim of exploring what 24 upper-secondary school students accept when they come…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Issues, Emotional Response, Predictor Variables
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