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Anni Loukomies
University of Johannesburg
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#1Anni Loukomies (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2Kalle Juuti (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 13
Last.Katariina Salmela-Aro (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 47
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The aim of this research was to examine if a set of three science and technology workshops would promote first-grade pupils’ science-related competence beliefs. The first workshop dealt with electric circuits and related handicraft tasks. The second workshop involved programming with Lego Mindstorms robots. The third workshop was related to computer-based data logging. Fifty-nine Finnish first graders (age 7–8 years) participated in the digitally intensive science workshops, and 38 pupils served...
#1Jari Lavonen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 16
#2Elizabeth Henning (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 9
Last.Ari Myllyviita (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
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ABSTRACTIn a comparative study of student teachers in Finland and South Africa, the researchers aimed to capture students’ views of how and what they had learned from practice in two university-affiliated primary schools. With data from survey questionnaires, we found that students in the two customized programmes accentuated different domains of teacher knowledge. The newly established teaching practice school in Johannesburg afforded closer integration of university and school practicum experi...
#1Anni Loukomies (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2Nadine Petersen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 8
Last.Jari Lavonen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 16
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In this study, we examined student teachers’ learning during their teaching placement period in Finland and South Africa. The setting of the inquiry in both countries was a ‘teaching’ school, affiliated to a university teacher education programme. The teaching school is also referred to as an educational innovation that was transferred from the Finnish context to the South African context. Data were collected through an interview protocol. The findings show that the students, like many of their ...
#1Anna Spyrtou (UoWM: University of Western Macedonia)H-Index: 3
#2Jari Lavonen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 16
Last.Petros Kariotoglou (UoWM: University of Western Macedonia)H-Index: 7
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In the present paper, we report on the idea of exchanging educational innovations across European countries aiming to shed light on the following question: how feasible and useful is it to transfer an innovation across different national educational settings? The innovation, in this case, Inquiry-Based Teaching Learning Sequences, is recognized as a crucial component of renewal science teaching in European countries. Two local working groups from two different Universities, in Finland and Greece...
#1Anni Loukomies (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 2
#2Kalle Juuti (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 13
Last.Jari Lavonen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 16
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This chapter describes inquiry-based science teaching and learning (IBST/L) pilots designed by teachers during a professional development programme. There is research-based evidence that IBSL/T may promote students’ learning and their motivation to learn science, and therefore it is beneficial to familiarise the teachers with this approach. Building on teachers’ existing expertise in designing their teaching, the programme introduced theoretical aspects of the IBST/L approach and its research-ba...
#1Anni Loukomies (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2Jari Lavonen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 16
Last.Jarkko Lampiselkä (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
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The case described in this chapter is the iterative design and development process of an inquiry-based industry site visit teaching-learning sequence (TLS) – materials around us. In order to enhance students’ motivation and interest towards their science studies and promote learning about materials science-related topics, the TLS encompasses an industry site visit and activities related to it. The TLS is designed following the principles of the design-based research (DBR) approach. The iterative...
#1Anni Loukomies (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 2
#2Kalle Juuti (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 13
Last.Jari Lavonen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 16
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Pupils’ interest has been one of the major concerns in science education research because it can be seen as a gateway to more personalised forms of interest and motivation. However, methods to investigate situational interest in science teaching and learning are not broadly examined. This study compares the pupils’ observed situational interest and their expressed situational interest. One class of Finnish fourth-graders (N = 22, age 9–10 years) participated in a heat transfer lesson. The lesson...
#1Anni Loukomies (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 2
#2Jari Lavonen (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 16
Last.Kalle Juuti (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 13
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This article introduces a procedure aimed at fostering pre-service teachers’ reflective thinking and practical wisdom and encouraging them to adopt a theory-based view of promoting learners’ motivation while taking into account learners’ different motivational profiles. The procedure is based on a study about the promotion of science-related motivation among students with different motivational orientations by employing an inquiry-based science teaching approach and out-of-school learning, as we...
An inquiry-based site visit teaching sequence for school science was designed in co-operation with researchers and science teachers, according to the principles of Design Based Research (DBR). Out-of-school industry site visits were central in the design. Theory-based conjectures arising from the literature on motivation, interest and inquiry-based science teaching (IBST) were embodied in the design solution, and these embodied conjectures were studied in order to uncover the aspects of the desi...
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