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Lebenicnik, Maja; Pitt, Ian; Istenic Starcic, Andreja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Learning resources that are used in the education of university students are often available online. The nature of new technologies causes an interweaving of formal and informal learning, with the result that a more active role is expected from students with regard to the use of ICT for their learning. The variety of online learning resources…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Informal Education, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this research, we have examined the characteristics of university students' motivation and its connection with perceptions of the learning environment. Higher education teachers often find it challenging to decide how to organize their lectures and what instructional strategy they should use to be most effective. Therefore, we endeavoured to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Kavkler, Marija; Babuder, Milena Košak; Magajna, Lidija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Inclusive education allows for universal inclusion, participation and achievement of all children, including children with specific learning difficulties (SpLD). Children with SpLD form a heterogeneous group with diverse cognitive deficits, special educational needs (SEN) and strengths, and have a legislated right to the continuum of both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Learning Disabilities, Barriers
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Šorgo, Andrej; Vavdi, Marija; Cigler, Urška; Kralj, Marko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to reveal data about cheating behaviours in Slovenian upper secondary schools, to raise awareness and to lower tolerance for such behaviour. To acquire information about demographics, cheating behaviour, and opinions on such behaviour, we compiled a questionnaire that targeted a university population of first-year…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, High School Students
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Mitchell, David – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
With the impetus of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, inclusive education is an idea whose time has arrived around the world. Its scope goes far beyond learners with disabilities and has now been extended to cover all learners with special educational needs, whatever their origins. It also extends beyond the mere…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Inclusion, Strategic Planning
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Boric, Ivana Jedud; Mirosavljevic, Anja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this paper, the authors deal with the education of girls in a Croatian correctional institution as a risk factor for social exclusion based on the data obtained via semi-structured interviews with experts and the girls and via the documentation analysis method. In this regard, the paper deals with two perspectives, i.e. the girls' and experts',…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Vujicic, Lidija; Boneta, Željko; Ivkovic, Željka – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
"Learning by doing" within and together with a "community that learns" ought to become the fundamental method of learning--not only for children, but also for their teachers and other participants in the educational process. To what extent are students of early and preschool education involved in such work methods, and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Practices
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Zupancic, Tomaž; Cagran, Branka; Mulej, Matjaž – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This article presents preschool teachers' and assistant teachers' opinions on the importance of selected fields of educational work in kindergartens. The article first highlights the importance of activities expressing artistic creativity within modern curriculums. Then, it presents an empirical study that examines the preschool teachers' and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Curriculum, Art Education
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This study examines the role of the use of the L1 in EFL classes from the perspective of EFL learners. The triangulated data were collected using class observations, focus group semi-structured interviews and the learners' written reports of their perceptions and attitudes in a purpose-designed questionnaire. The participants consisted of sixty…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vorkapic, Sanja Tatalovic; Katic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Preschool teachers play a very important but highly sensitive role in preschool children's play. It is therefore very important to build their play competences in a quality way. As this is not easily achieved, the main objective of the present study was to analyse the roles of students of preschool education in children's play. The study included…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Play, Competence
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Lorger, Teja; Schmidt, Majda; Vukman, Karin Bakracevic – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This paper aims to shed light on the level of social acceptance among students with learning disabilities (LD) in various secondary school vocational programs in comparison with their peers without disabilities. Our findings are based on an empirical study that comprised 417 students, of whom 85 were students with LD. Based on sociometric analyses…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Social Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Brezovnik, Anja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The main purpose of the article is to research the effects of the integration of fine art content into mathematics on students at the primary school level. The theoretical part consists of the definition of arts integration into education, a discussion of the developmental process of creative mathematical thinking, an explanation of the position…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Peklaj, Cirila – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The present article focuses on teacher competencies as a major factor that impacts student learning. Ultimately, all attempts to improve education converge in the teacher and the quality of his/her work with students. With their teaching methods, their communication and their classroom management, teachers can structure the kind of learning…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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Zupancic, Tomaž; Köster, Annely; Torres de Eça, Teresa – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The article presents the attitude of grammar school students towards the art curriculum. It first provides an overview of the characteristics of contemporary art education, with an emphasis on the postmodern art curriculum and on linking course content with students' interests. The study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Lesar, Irena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The present article focuses particularly on the role and significance of the arts in the process of primary schooling in Tagore's school. He defined education as that which is one with life, and he believed that only education can give us real freedom. It is therefore essential that in the process of education we achieve the all-round development…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Art Education, Role of Education, Individual Development
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