This study interrogates the relationship between social class and academic achievement. It examines the ways in which social class and the new accountability policy influence teachers’ and students’ co-production of knowledge in the elementary school classroom. The study analyzes student and teacher
This dissertation is about learning as changing understanding in social and situated activities. It takes part in the development of a reconceptualization of learning initiated within participationist perspectives. Multiparty interaction in situated activities is a primordial site for the exploration of human
Education for teenagers with diabetes has had limited effects to date, especially regarding metabolic control. The development had been towards more patient-centred approaches, like empowerment, motivational interviews and family behavioural programmes. A patient-centred approach means that the patient is expected to take
The present study concerns ways to describe, judge and discuss aesthetic qualities of designed textile patterns. Specific aims were to study how colours and compositions used in Old Amish Quilts can be systematically described, to study how simple and complex patterns in
This action research study examined the selection of color used in six object drawings of young children. Study sample size consisted of eighteen Kindergarten students from a public elementary school. This study was organized into three phases… Contents Chapter I: Introduction to
Goals are used extensively in physical rehabilitation medicine to measure success. However, the goal construct has been given very little attention in research as compared to the domains of education and sport. Educational researchers and sport psychologists have described… Contents Chapter I:
University level laboratory work is reformulated to fit into the chemistry and natural science education in the upper secondary school of Sweden. This thesis describes how this reformulation is performed both from the chemical and the didactic point of view. The resulting
Our purpose with this project is to explore the knowledge about the effects of education on society and the individual (in our case illiterate women). With this we also want to increase the understanding for the teacher profession and our important mission.