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Browsing by School "School of Education (UI)"

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  • Jakobsdóttir, Sólveig (The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 2016-06)
    An overview is given of experiences of MOOCs in Iceland. An open online Icelandic language course from 2004 at the University of Iceland (UI) has been popular and remains open. A work group, formed in 2013 by the president of the UI, analysed the MOOC ...
  • Nylund, Mattias; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Eiriksdottir, Elsa; Holm, Ann-Sofie; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka; Niemi, Anna-Maija; Ragnarsdóttir, Guðrún (Informa UK Limited, 2018-01-02)
    In this study we examine how the academic–vocational divide is manifested today in Finland, Iceland and Sweden in the division between vocationally (VET) and academicallyoriented programmes at the upper-secondary school level. The paper is based on a ...
  • Arnarsson, Arsaell; Kristófersson, Gísli Kort; Bjarnason, Thoroddur (Wiley, 2017-07-28)
    Introduction. Over the past two decades, alcohol consumption of Icelandic adolescents has decreased dramatically. The aim of this study was to quantify the extent of this reduction and compare it with the trend in cannabis use over a 20 year period and ...
  • Gudmundsdottir, Helga; Trehub, Sandra (SAGE Publications, 2017-07)
    The present study explored the singing ability of toddlers 16 months to 3 years of age by examining North American adults’ ability to identify toddlers’ renditions of familiar tunes sung with foreign lyrics. After listening to each toddler’s song, ...
  • Jónsdóttir, Svanborg R.; Guðjónsdóttir, Hafdís; Gísladóttir, Karen Rut (The Educational Research Institute, 2018-12-21)
    Í greininni er fjallað um sameiginlega hópleiðsögn þriggja leiðbeinenda meistaranema. Tilgangur rannsóknarinnar var að sýna fram á gildi þess að búa til námssamfélag nemenda og kennara um vinnu að meistaraprófsverkefni. Markmið rannsóknarinnar var að ...
  • Brynjarsdóttir, Eyja (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2018-04-20)
    This paper argues that philosophical practice in the Western world, in particular analytic philosophy, suffers from problems that contribute to its lack of diversity in two senses: the exclusion of women and minorities, and a narrow choice of subjects ...
  • Jónsdóttir, Ásthildur B. (Lapland University Press, 2017)
    This review focuses on the potential of art in education for sustainability in the context of teacher education and art creation. Both action research and art-based research are used to explore the role that art and art education might play in Education ...
  • Stefánsdóttir, Guðrún V.; Björnsdóttir, Kristín; Stefánsdóttir, Ástríður (Stockholm University Press, 2018)
    In this article we explore the personal autonomy of people with intellectual disabilities who require more intensive support. The authors draw on qualitative research in Iceland carried out in the homes of 24 individuals. It is demonstrated how their ...
  • Óskarsdóttir, Edda; Guðjónsdóttir, Hafdís; Tidwell, Deborah (Informa UK Limited, 2018-12-07)
    This self-study, based on research, conducted over five years, focuses on my leadership role employing an inclusion model of education in a school in Iceland serving students from ages 6 to 16. In this article, we examine how Edda’s practice helped ...
  • Bjarnadóttir, Valgerður S (Menntavísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, 2018-12-31)
    The aim of this study is to explore how teachers from various academic subjects and programmes describe their pedagogic practice, particularly regarding students’ opportunities to influence what and how they learn, and whether and how their descriptions ...
  • Karlsdóttir, Kristín (University of Iceland, School of Education, Reykjavík, 2017-01)
    This study is an enquiry into young children’s learning processes as they participate in preschool groups. The aims of the study are two‐fold: to explore the multiple factors affecting children’s learning processes while participating in two different ...
  • Kristinsdóttir, Jónína Vala (2016-11)
    Over the last two decades Icelandic teachers have been under growing pres¬sure to adapt their work to changes in the new curriculum guidelines and laws for schools. Teachers are now expected to meet the needs of diverse groups of children and improve ...
  • Kristinsdóttir, Jónína Vala (Institute of Education, Dublin City University and ERME, 2017-02-01)
    Teachers in Iceland are faced with challenges to differentiate teaching as the implement a policy of inclusive education. This collaborative inquiry into teaching of mathematics aims at learning to understand how teachers develop their mathematics ...
  • Óskarsdóttir, Edda (Háskólaprent, 2017-08-31)
    The compulsory school act in Iceland states that schools should be inclusive. This entails that schools need to provide every pupil with quality education according to their needs and ability, and to remove barriers to participation in learning and ...
  • Autio, Ossi; Jamsek, Janez; Soobik, Mart; Þorsteinsson, Gísli; Ólafsson, Brynjar (RomaTrE-Press, 2017-09)
    The research is based on a comparative study of craft and technology education curriculums and students’ attitudes towards craft and technology in Finland, Slo-venia, Estonia and Iceland. The study was undertaken by the Helsinki University, University ...
  • Jóhannsdóttir, Þuríður (Informa UK Limited, 2017-06-08)
    This study of the creation of a new upper secondary school in Iceland focuses on the way in which networking and collaboration across school boundaries contributed to a new form for school practice. The aim is to understand the value of school–community ...
  • Dovemark, Marianne; Kosunen, Sonja; Kauko, Jaakko; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Rós; Hansen, Petteri; Rasmussen, Palle (Informa UK Limited, 2018-01-02)
    The Nordic countries are often perceived as a coherent group representing the Nordic model of welfare states, with a strong emphasis on the public provision of universal welfare and a strong concern with social equality. But today we see a change in ...
  • Jakobsdóttir, Sólveig; Jóhannsdóttir, Þuríður (Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press, 2018-04-12)
    In the early nineties, a grassroots movement of educators in rural districts initiated a nationwide network and connected most Icelandic schools to the Internet. The development of online and blended learning at the compulsory level involved: langu ...
  • Sævarsson, Elvar; Svansdóttir, Erla; Arngrímsson, Sigurbjörn Árni; Sveinsson, Thorarinn; Jóhannsson, Erlingur (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2018-07-23)
    The relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and academic achievement has been inconclusive. The results may depend on how cardiorespiratory fitness is expressed. The aim of this study is to explore the impact of different cardiorespiratory fitness ...
  • Gestsdottir, Sunna; Svansdóttir, Erla; Sigurðsson, Héðinn; Arnarsson, Arsaell; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Arngrímsson, Sigurbjörn Árni; Sveinsson, Thorarinn; Jóhannsson, Erlingur (Termedia Sp. z.o.o., 2018)
    background Body image dissatisfaction has been linked with a range of adverse psychosocial outcomes in both genders and has become an important public health issue. Across all ages, women have reported being more dissatisfied with their bodies ...