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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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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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Damiani, Valeria – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The implementation of global citizenship education (GCE) represents a challenge for the school system in Italy in terms of curriculum planning, teaching methods and contents. After a thorough overview of the Italian educational scenario on GCE, this article aims to present a learning unit on GCE related issues implemented in an Italian 8th-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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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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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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Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of the frequency of constructivist learning and its dimensions, including critical thinking, the differences in them with regard to certain demographic characteristics, and correlations with the frequency of use of certain new media in teaching students in the final grade of lower secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Constructivism (Learning), Student Characteristics
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Loch, Ulrike – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The results of PISA studies over recent years have revealed the social selectivity of the scholastic education system. Based on my empirical research on families with mentally ill parents, I show how, for the children involved, social exclusion begins before they even start school. I also show how parents' mental illness is seen to affect…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Relationship, Family Needs, Achievement Tests
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