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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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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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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Beaudoin, Kathleen; Mihic, Sanja Skocic; Loncaric. Darko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Managing behaviour is a complex component of the teaching process and one that teachers consistently identify as an area of great concern. This study aimed to examine teachers' perceptions regarding their competence for managing the challenging behaviour of young children and to identify the factors that affect these beliefs. A total of 204…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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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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Manfreda Kolar, Vida; Hodnik Cadež, Tatjana; Vula, Eda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
The study of primary teacher students' knowledge of fractions is very important because fractions present a principal and highly complex set of concepts and skills within mathematics. The present study examines primary teacher students' knowledge of fraction representations in Slovenia and Kosovo. According to research, there are five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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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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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
Child gender has been proved to affect toddlers'/children's language development in several studies, but its effect was not found to be stable across different ages or various aspects of language ability. The effect of gender on toddler's, children's and adolescents' language ability was examined in the present meta-analysis of ten Slovenian…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Meta Analysis, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition
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Cencic, Majda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
School leaders are a central factor of the quality of learning and teaching in schools. It is generally believed that the staff model their behaviour on leaders, which means if school leaders understand the physical school environment to be an important factor of learning, school staff (teachers and other professional staff) will also do so. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Elementary Schools, Online Surveys
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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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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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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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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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