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Stamatovic, Jelena; Cicvaric, Jelena Žunic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
School is the most suitable place for students to learn about child rights and where these rights are to be respected. In the research we have conducted, the objective was to examine the knowledge of primary school students about the rights of the child and to obtain insight into how these rights are respected. Using an interview scaling…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Repnik, Robert; Ambrožic, Milan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The concept of the centre of mass of a rigid body as a virtual point where the weight force acts is not easy to understand without a number of supporting school experiments. In school practice, however, experiments on this topic are often limited to a few of the simplest cases in which a simple flat body, such as a triangle or rectangle, is hung…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments, Elementary School Science, Group Activities
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Birsa, Eda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Due to the rapid development and advancement within various fields, the scope of knowledge is expanding at a staggering pace. In modern education, experts and teachers makes efforts to eliminate fragmentation of the school curriculum and to modernize the manner of teaching thus optimizing the learning process. In planning art lessons, teachers…
Descriptors: Art Education, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Teaching Methods
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Gracin, Dubravka Glasnovic; Kuzle, Ana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The important role that geometry plays in the mathematics curriculum has been extensively documented. However, the reduction of geometry in school mathematics, and the focus on basic computation and procedures, raises the question of the competencies students acquire and the classroom atmosphere in geometry lessons. The goal of this multiple case…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Qualitative Research
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Mihelic, Mojca Žveglic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The starting points of primary school pupils in a foreign country differ significantly from those of native pupils. In Slovenia, the knowledge of pupils who are foreign citizens (foreign pupils) may be assessed with different accommodations for no more than two years. The presented research conducted on a representative sample of 697 Slovenian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes
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Dimec, Darja Skribe; Strgar, Jelka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Photosynthesis is the most important biochemical process on Earth. Most living beings depend on it directly or indirectly. Knowledge about photosynthesis enables us to understand how the world functions as an ecosystem and how photosynthesis acts as a bridge between the non-living and living worlds. It is, therefore, understandable that…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Student Teachers, Elementary School Students, Biology
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Mithans, Monika; Grmek, Milena Ivanuš; Cagran, Branka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This article focuses on the issue of student involvement in the education process. The study comprised pupils aged 10-11, 13-14 and 16-17; 322 students were attending school in Austria, and 458 students were in Slovenia. The data were collected through a questionnaire and processed on the level of descriptive and inferential statistics. The right…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
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Vodicková, Katerina; Kostelecká, Yvona – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Mastering a second language, in this case Czech, is crucial for pupils whose first language differs from the language of schooling, so that they can engage more successfully in the educational process. In order to adjust language teaching to pupils' needs, it is necessary to identify which language skills or individual competences set out within…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Slavic Languages, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries
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Lah, Meta – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The article introduces learners between two age groups: childhood and adulthood. The aim of the author is to analyse the writing skills of French primary school learners--mostly 14 years old--and to determine which descriptors could be used to assess them. The article begins with a presentation of the learners' characteristics and continues with a…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, French, Competition
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Kerneža, Maja; Košir, Katja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of the systematic use of comics as a literary-didactic method to reduce gender differences in reading literacy and reading motivation at the primary level of education. It was assumed that the use of comics would have a positive effect on pupils' reading literacy and reading motivation, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cartoons, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Vuk, Sonja; Tacol, Tonka; Vogrinc, Janez – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The immersive method is a new concept of visual education that is better suited to the needs of students in contemporary post-industrial society. The features of the immersive method are: (1) it emerges from interaction with visual culture; (2) it encourages understanding of contemporary art (as an integral part of visual culture); and (3) it…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Immersion Programs, Problem Solving
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Tomljenovic, Zlata – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The present research focuses on modernising the approach to learning and teaching the visual arts in teaching practice, as well as examining the performance of an interactive approach to learning and teaching in visual arts classes with the use of a combination of general and specific (visual arts) teaching methods. The study uses quantitative…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Laine, Anu; Näveri, Liisa; Ahtee, Maija; Pehkonen, Erkki – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine how Finnish pupils' problem-solving skills develop from the 3rd to 5th grade. As research data, we use one non-standard problem from pre- and post-test material from a three-year follow-up study, in the area of Helsinki, Finland. The problems in both tests consisted of four questions related to each other.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills
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Bracun Sova, Rajka; Kemperl, Metoda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
One of the important positions of the last curricular reform in Slovenia, which included systemic issues of education (White Paper on Education, 2011) and curricula for compulsory subjects in primary school, is the fact that Slovenia has been integrated into Europe, and thus education should also include the development of core European…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary School Students, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Inglis, Gillian – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
The efficacy of parents' meetings in primary schools in the UK is an area in need of research. This article uses an approach informed by grounded theory to explore the experiences and satisfaction of parents, teachers and pupils regarding bi-annual meetings to discuss pupil progress. A two-phase approach was utilised, with diary-interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Parent Teacher Conferences, Elementary School Teachers
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