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ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 2012)
Despite much public discussion about the importance of creativity and innovation-friendly teaching in Finnish higher education, the impact of the general opinion on actual teaching practices has been limited. In the Finnish computer science...
Computers & Education Vol. 41, No. 2 (September 2003) pp. 133–148
As algorithms have been seen to be hard to teach and learn, teachers have tried to look for help in algorithm animation. While the effect of algorithm animation on learning has been studied, but not reliably evidenced, this study tries to approach...
Strategy-Based Development of Teacher Educators' ICT Competence through a Co-operative Staff Development Project
European Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 29, No. 2 (May 2006) pp. 241–265
An ICT strategy and an implementation plan for teacher education were created in a co-operative process. Visions and expectations of staff members and students were registered by questionnaires and by making notes during sessions in which the...
Journal of Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (2001) pp. 21–34
Finnish eighth graders used computer control software to find creative solutions to technological problems. The learning environment encouraged problem-centered and creative approaches. More systematic teaching of programming skills before problem...
Implementation of ICT strategies in teacher education and the skills of mathematics and science teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 4026–4033
The change of ICT skills of student teachers is analysed over a period of time from when ICT strategies were implemented in teacher education. In 1995 students had problems even with the use of e-mail, a medium which five years later had become very ...
An ICT Strategy for Teacher Education: A Case Study on a Collaborative Process from Visions to Implementation
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1720–1726
To create an information and communication technologies (ICT) strategy and a plan for its implementation for teacher education, we created a collaborative process to discuss the values of an information society and their relations to teacher...
Computers & Education Vol. 40, No. 2 (2003) pp. 115–135
Empirica Control (EC) is a visual programming platform designed primarily for technology education. Students can use EC's visual tools to construct programs for controlling technological processes or systems, as well as to show graphical...