121 research outputs found

    Supporting vocational education and training (VET) students through dog-assisted activities

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    Project reference number: S22717 Title: Asteelta toiselle - tukena oppivelvollisen siirtym√§ss√§ [From basic education to upper secondary level ‚Äď compulsory education and transitions] Funding body: Euroopan sosiaalirahasto, Pohjois-Pohjanmaan elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ymp√§rist√∂keskus [European Social Fund, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment North Ostrobothnia]Peer reviewedPublisher PD

    Development of teacher self-efficacy for teaching in rural schools in the circumpolar north:Lessons for teacher education

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    Teachers across the circumpolar north often share similar experiences working in small communities in remote areas with distinctive cultures and livelihoods. However, teacher education programmes tend to be universal, ignoring an ecological understanding of teaching. This paper describes the findings from a desktop study investigating the specific demands made of teachers working in rural schools and the implications for teacher education in supporting them to develop the necessary self-efficacy for this role. The results indicate that attention to specific teaching and teacher competences is required but that this must be undertaken with an awareness of the importance of place-based education
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