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Matic, Ljerka Jukic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
Teachers' pedagogical design capacity is their ability to perceive and mobilise existing resources to create productive instructional episodes in the classroom. To a certain extent, this ability is dependent on the curricular resource used. As the textbook remains the most commonly used curricular resource in mathematics classrooms, the study…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Experienced Teachers
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Pešková, Karolína; Spurná, Michaela; Knecht, Petr – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
Similarly to other Visegrád Group countries, the most recent curriculum reform in the Czech Republic brought substantial changes in the curriculum documents for schools. The purpose of this study is to investigate Czech primary and lower secondary teachers' current attitudes towards curriculum reform. The results of a survey (n = 701) indicate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Kireš, Marián – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
We have developed and verified laboratory work as guided inquiry for upper secondary level students, focusing on conceptual understanding of the physical principle that forms the basis of temperature measurement, and on improvement of selected skills. Conceptual pre-test questions initiate the students' interest and help identify input…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Measurement, Laboratory Equipment, Scientific Concepts
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Snetinová, Marie; Kácovský, Petr; Machalická, Jana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Experiments in different forms can certainly be suitable tools for increasing student interest in physics. However, educators continuously discuss which forms of experimenting (if any) are the most beneficial for these purposes. At the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, two different forms of physics experiments are…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Science Experiments
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Tolsdorf, Yannik; Markic, Silvija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The Participatory Action Research (PAR) model developed by Eilks and Ralle is very well known in science education. Over the years, many teaching and learning materials have been developed and implemented in German secondary schools using this method. The success of the model encouraged us to adapt it to the university level in order to develop…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Chemistry, Teacher Education
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Ralic, Anamarija Žic; Cvitkovic, Daniela; Sekušak-Galešev, Snježana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The objective of this paper is to determine whether age, gender, Individualised Education Programme, the experience of victimisation by peers, and the experience of bullying others are predictors of bullying and victimisation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The sample consisted of children aged from 7 to 15 with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Victims, Individualized Education Programs
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Seden, Kinley; Svaricek, Roman – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Evidence shows that teachers' beliefs about the purpose of assessment are relevant with regard to how assessment is planned and implemented in classroom settings. Using a range of data sources, this qualitative interpretive study examined how 10 English as a Foreign Language teachers in Czech lower secondary schools perceived their assessment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Eger, Ludvík; Egerová, Dana; Pisonová, Mária – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
There seems to be a gap in the literature on educational management that focuses on school image and its assessment. This paper addresses this issue by reviewing the state of the art regarding school image and communication with the public. School image can be defined as the overall impression and mosaic synthesised from numerous impressions of…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Semantic Differential, Public Relations, School Administration
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Maj-Tatsis, Bozena; Tatsis, Konstantinos – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The present paper examines a patterning activity that was organised within a teaching experiment in order to analyse the different uses of variables by secondary school students. The activity presented in the paper can be categorised as a pictorial/geometric linear pattern. We adopted a student-oriented perspective for our analysis, in order to…
Descriptors: Pattern Recognition, Secondary School Students, Geometric Concepts, Visual Aids
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Jugovic, Ivana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The goal of the research was to explore the role of motivation, gender roles and stereotypes in the explanation of students' educational outcomes in a stereotypically male educational domain: physics. Eccles and colleagues' expectancy-value model was used as a theoretical framework for the research. The research sample included 736 grammar school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Physics, Science Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Kubiatko, Milan; Torkar, Gregor; Rovnanova, Lenka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The main aim of our research was to determine whether the teacher is one of the factors influencing students' perception of biology as a school subject. The study also aimed to identify the influence of certain other factors in this regard, specifically: students' gender and place of residence, the number of biology teachers who have taught the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Biology, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Košutic, Iva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper aims to explore social inequalities in school achievement and educational decision-making of the final-year students of secondary schools in the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County, Croatia (N = 534). The theoretical framework of the paper was Bourdieu's theory of cultural and social reproduction (1977a). The main objectives were an…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Higher Education, School Choice, Access to Education
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Šorgo, Andrej; Šiling, Rebeka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Based on the responses of our sample (N = 310) of adolescents and young adults from Slovenia (students of secondary and tertiary schools, university students) to a number of tasks covering reproduction, from the molecular to organismal levels, it can be concluded that their knowledge is seriously flawed. Correlations of knowledge between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, College Students, Knowledge Level
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McCloughlin, Thomas J. J.; Matthews, Philip S. C. – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This work discusses repertory grid analysis as a tool for investigating the structures of students' representations of biological concepts. Repertory grid analysis provides the researcher with a variety of techniques that are not associated with standard methods of concept mapping for investigating conceptual structures. It can provide valuable…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article describes the results of a study that investigated the use of the dissection of organs in anatomy and physiology classes in Slovenian lower and upper secondary schools. Based on a sample of 485 questionnaires collected from Slovenian lower and upper secondary school students, we can conclude that dissection of mammalian organs during…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Animals, Anatomy, Physiology
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