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Zuljan, Milena Valencic; Peklaj, Cirila; Pecjak, Sonja; Puklek, Melita; Kalin, Jana – Educational Studies, 2012
Teacher competencies can be researched in many different ways. In the present article they are studied from the learner's viewpoint. The article presents results of the extensive project "Teacher Education for New Competencies for the Knowledge Society and the Role of these Competencies in Educational Goal Attainment at School", carried…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Mathematics Instruction, Testing
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Cotic, Mara; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2009
International studies on the knowledge of mathematics at the generalist-class teaching level have indicated that Slovene students are quite skilled at computations, but have difficulties solving mathematical problems. This finding stimulated us to create a problem-based instruction model. We wanted to find out whether the students in the…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students
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Vogrinc, Janez; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2009
Quality performance of the increasingly important professional role of the teacher requires a continued learning and professional growth of every individual. Action research represents one of the important factors in teachers' professional development, in particular when it is designed as a collaborative process involving teachers and researchers.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Professional Development, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology
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Pecek, Mojca; Zuljan, Milena Valencic; Cuk, Ivan; Lesar, Irena – Educational Studies, 2008
In order to realise increasingly complex objectives of compulsory education, it is necessary to have in place appropriate teaching concepts as well as assessment and testing guidelines. The question, however, is what should be assessed: levels of acquired knowledge, skills or attitudes? Should assessment be only a measure of the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2007
In the first part of this paper, conceptions of trainee teachers are defined, together with their importance for the process of teacher education. Many studies concerning teacher conceptions and models of teacher development show that the conceptions of instruction, knowledge, and teacher and learner roles are a key part of the teacher's…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Student Teachers, School Restructuring, Teacher Education
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Kalin, Jana; Zuljan, Milena Valencic – Educational Studies, 2007
The role of the teacher in the modern school system is increasingly important and complex. A teacher needs a high level of professional knowledge and autonomous decision-making when faced with professional challenges. The curricular reform in Slovenia has encompassed several areas of teachers' professional activities. This paper establishes that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, School Restructuring