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Tradition and Innovation in Education

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Airi Liimets, Marika Veisson, Pertti Kansanen and Edgar Krull

«Tradition and Innovation in Education» presents a number of articles that deal with topics as varied as outdoor education in Estonian kindergartens, student teacher lesson analysis skills, activities that bridge the theory-practice gap and the identity of academics in a changing university environment. In the light of PISA they also discuss how student awareness and the choice of different learning strategies explains the variation in reading proficiency. A user experience evaluation system is offered for pupils with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, while living, learning and discovery learning is presented as an approach to violin studies for beginners. The volume takes a new look at creativity as being discussed too much and losing its meaning.

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KADASTIK, JANA: PhD student of Institute of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University; Research areas: special education, students of severe and profound intellectual and/or multiple disabilities,user experiance, user-centred design, uni- versal design, creating study materials, e-mail: janajana@tlu�ee KRABI, KRISTIINA: M�A, PhD student; Lecturer of Adult Education, Tallinn University; Research areas: learning and teaching at university, academics identity, educational cultures, philosophy and methodology of adult education and qualita- tive research; e-mail: kristiina�krabi@tlu�ee KRULL, EDGAR: Prof� of General Pedagogy at the Institute of Education, Uni- versity of Tartu, Estonia� Deputy Head of the Doctoral School of Educational Sciences� Main research areas: Methodology of Teaching Educational Psychology, Teacher Professional Development, Curriculum Stydies; e-mail: edgar�krull@tu�ee LIIMETS, AIRI: Prof� Dr�, Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Education; Head of the Centre of Philosophical and Pedagogical Anthropology at the Insti- tute of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University; Research areas: Philosophy of Education, Philosophical Anthropology (Human Being as limes; learning, silent and chattering, postmodern human being); Sociology of Youth (life style of school youth); e-mail: airi_liimets@yahoo�de LIIVAT, ANNELA: third year student of the doctorate studies curriculum in Educational Science at the Tartu University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Educa- tion� Research area: Conceptions of lesson, Lesson models, Student teacher’s lesson analysis skills; e-mail:annela�liivat@ut�ee MIKK, JAAN: Professor Emeritus, Dr� habil, Institute of Education, University of Tartu, Estonia; Research areas: Textbook comprehension, readability formulas, text interest, value education in textbooks, secondary analysis of PISA data;...

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