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Prokop, Pavol; Fancovicová, Jana – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Human cognition is influenced by natural selection which results in better information retention related to survival and faster visual recognition of potential threat. Plants are excellent models for studying human preferences because of the long evolutionary connectedness of humans with plants as food sources, although research in this field is…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Children, Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Prokop, Pavol; Fancovicová, Jana – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Research has shown that hands-on activities in biology/science education tend to improve children's attitudes towards science. These hands-on activities can influence children's interest in various ways, perhaps because they invoke varying emotions. We used a sample of 10-12-year-old children (n = 142) to examine the effect of hands-on activities…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Knowledge Level
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Prokop, Pavol; Fancovicová, Jana; Krajcovicová, Adriána – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Children's ideas concerning natural phenomena often differ from those of scientists, and these ideas are termed as alternative conceptions. The prevalence of alternative conceptions is highest among young children who possess less experience with the natural world as compared with adults. Children's ideas about micro-organisms are of special…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Experience, Diseases, Scientific Concepts
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Prokop, Pavol; Fancovicová, Jana – Journal of Biological Education, 2014
Plants are characterised by a great diversity of easily observed features such as colours or shape, but children show low interest in learning about them. Here, we integrated modern theory of adaptive memory and evolutionary views of the function of fruit colouration on children's retention of information. Survival-relevant (fruit toxicity) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Botany, Science Instruction
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Prokop, Pavol; Prokop, Matel; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
The study examines the interests and attitudes of school students toward biology: through their interest in out-of-school activities and their attitude towards lessons as measured by interest, importance and difficulty. Biology lessons were relatively popular with the greatest preference found among students learning zoology. Girls showed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Plants (Botany), Biology
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Prokop, Pavol; Prokop, Matej; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale; Diran, Carla – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
Children's understanding about animal internal structure can be affected by several factors which are poorly understood by teachers. We conducted a large sample study (n=702) of children aged 6-16 years (Grades 1-9) examining children's responses to animals of various size, species and dimensions (2D and 3D objects), and exploring factors which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Childhood Attitudes, Student Attitudes