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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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Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In the context of higher education in Sweden, we see how major policy change is forming the field of Education Sciences. This change has promoted an increased focus on competitiveness, while reducing inefficiencies in mass-education. It has given legitimacy to specific recruitment strategies and career paths, but can also explain what determines…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, College Science, Higher Education
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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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Lager, Karin; Sheridan, Sonja; Gustafsson, Jan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
There is increasing activity in the area of quality issues in education in Europe. Diverse discourses of policy for quality are encountered in daily practice. This article explores systematic quality development work in a Swedish educational setting: the leisure-time centre. By following 2 teachers' enactments of policy in planning, organising,…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Ljungdalh, Anders Kruse – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of the review is to investigate various relations between the concepts of competence and participation found within child and youth research with the aim of identifying differences in practical reasoning of the various kinds of child research. The search identified 260 articles, and an in-depth analysis of 39 articles was conducted,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Children, Youth, Abstract Reasoning
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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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Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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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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Lo, Mun Ling; Chik, Pakey Pui Man – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In this paper, we aim to differentiate the internal and external horizons of "fusion." "Fusion" in the internal horizon relates to the structure and meaning of the object of learning as experienced by the learner. It clarifies the interrelationships among an object's critical features and aspects. It also illuminates the…
Descriptors: Schematic Studies, Correlation, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Inquiry
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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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Klausen, Trond Beldo – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper investigates whether social origin has an impact on graduation age among university students. A large number of social background factors are applied on a large data set of 4 successive cohorts of Danish university graduates born 1960-1975. These are cohorts for whom university attendance increased steeply. Contrary to recent findings…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Social Differences, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Björn, Piia Maria; Turunen, Tiina; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131 elementary school teachers, and 2,662 mothers and fathers filled in a questionnaire containing items on how…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Göransson, Kerstin; Hellblom-Thibblin, Tina; Axdorph, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Swedish compulsory school for students with intellectual disability (ID) has been criticized for focusing on care and not presenting the students with enough knowledge-related challenges. The purpose of this study is to investigate how a conceptually-based mathematics curriculum can be interpreted and constructed for students with ID. A total of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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