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Università degli studi di Padova Padova Italy

Is Finnish higher education a model or a myth? The case study of Erasmus mobility from Italy to Finland

The top ranking of Finland in OECD’s statistics seems not to affect the destination choices of Italian students going abroad. Finnish leadership in Higher Quality Education seems neither a significant aspect nor a decisive element in choosing to study in Finland.

Received: 24 July 2013

Revised: 12 September 2013

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Self-directed learning processes, motivation towards learning and digital technologies

The conference ‘Efficacité des dispositifs de formation ouverte et à distance’, which was held at Le Mirail University, Tolose (15th -16th January 2009) focusing on the technologies needed to support self-directed learning processes and practices, officially opened a new horizon in the educational research concerning self-training. Anyway it doesn´t coincide neither with digital literacy nor with the acquisition of digital skills. Self-directed learning activities achieved thanks to the use of technologies have to be distinguished from the consciousness of each subject involved as main actor in the learning process and in the different training contexts, activating this way deep motivation processes.

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