I had the opportunity to participate in a seminar held in Helsinki about education, innovation policy and pedagogies to enhance 21st century learning. A special focus was given to entrepreneurship and innovations in post-industrialised countries such as Finland. One of the keynote speakers was professor Colin Jones from the University of Tasmania. He specializes in entrepreneurship […]

This recent study examined whether high school students with different motivational (i.e., achievement goal orientation) profiles display different patterns of socio-digital participation. The results showed that adaptive motivational orientations towards school were also associated with higher ICT-skills and use of ICT for academic purposes. In turn, more maladaptive orientations were associated with being more likely to use social media intensively (especially so for girls), and with more intense gaming (especially for boys).