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Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

The "world religions paradigm" as the organising principle of didactic action : a case study

Bleisch, Petra ; Schwab Affolter, Ariane

In: British Journal of Religious Education, 2021, p. 1-14

This article shows how discussion of the ‘world religions paradigm’ in integrated natural and social science teaching affects how religious plurality is handled. A concrete case study is used to illustrate how a teacher designs lessons on world religions. Based on this single case study, the article argues that the use of specific teaching materials, which are shaped according to the ...

Université de Fribourg

Do emotions and prior performance facilitate the use of the learner-generated drawing strategy? Effects of enjoyment, anxiety, and intramathematical performance on the use of the drawing strategy and modelling performance

Schukajlow, Stanislaw ; Blomberg, Judith ; Rellensmann, Johanna ; Leopold, Claudia

In: Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2021, vol. 65, no. 101967, p. 1-11

The use of self-generated drawings has been found to be a powerful strategy for problem solving. However, many students do not engage in drawing activities. In this study, we investigated the effects of the enjoyment of the drawing strategy, anxiety about the drawing strategy, and prior intramathematical performance on the use of the drawing strategy and modelling performance. We explored the...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

An empirical pilot in assessing student teachers' biography and instructional beliefs

Koch, Alexander F.

In: Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2019 Conference. The beauty and pleasure of understanding : engaging with contemporary challenges through science education, 2020, p. 1749-1756

Switzerland is undergoing a curricular change. Curriculum 21 has been ratified by all 21 German-speaking and is currently being implemented. With this innovation, German-speaking Switzerland will move toward a more technology-oriented education. What has been Manual Training or Wood/ Metalwork Classes is now replaced by composite subjects such as Nature and Technology. These subjects now...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

The competencies that school-leavers should possess in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Pellaud, Francine ; Shankland, Rebecca ; Blandenier, Gilles ; Dubois, Laurent ; Gey, Noémie ; Massiot, Philippe ; Gay, Philippe

In: Frontiers in Education, 2021, p. p. 1-12

The current state of the planet poses challenging ethical questions that shake up our emotions and values, thus making our choices and decisions more difficult. In order to grasp the many complex issues with which we are each confronted on a daily basis, education in sustainable development (ESD) advances competencies (Unesco, 2017) that are rooted in both cognitive and socio-emotional...

Université de Fribourg

Evaluating the effects of faculty development: theoretical framework and empirical implementation

Charlier, Bernadette ; Lambert, Marie

In: International Journal for Academic Development, 2019, vol. 25, no. 2, p. 162-175

This article implements a systemic evaluation framework to evaluate the long- term effects of a specific program characterized by a SoTL approach and a hybrid learning environment. The importance of the difference between the perception of long-term effects on individual professional development and the development of collective practices is interpreted by certain shortcomings of the FD...

Université de Fribourg

Internationalization of higher education in the Philippines : local articulations of an international phenomenon

Eder, Rosalyn ; Forster, Edgar (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

This study examines the discourse on internationalization of higher education (IHE) in the Philippines. As a country that is invisible on the global higher education map, there is a lack of knowledge on how policies on internationalization of higher education can be understood in the context of the Philippines. This research therefore contributes to the scientific discussion by offering one...

Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

Developing self-confidence through the transformation of evaluation practices

Pellaud, Francine ; Gay, Philippe ; Blandenier, Gilles ; Massiot, Philippe ; Dubois, Laurent

In: Paradigms, Models, Scenarios and Practices for Strong Sustainability, 2020, p. 397-406

Self-confidence is the driving force behind learning. But does it not also underlie the ability to make strong and courageous decisions when faced with various challenges? With the aim to provide an education for sustainable development and ecological transition, or even an education on the state of our planet, to what extent do academic evaluation systems prevent pupils from developing the...