SVONAR : a new quantitative method for studying learner satisfactionPeter Kokol
, Slavko Cvetek
, Marko Kokol
, Petra Kokol
, Matej Urbas
, 2012, original scientific article
Abstract: We investigated studentsʼ feelings and well-being during the lesson. We were working on a problem of how to adjust teaching in the secondary school and achieve that students will feel as good as possible and better follow the instruction. A hypothesis was set that, by measuring the desired length of lesson and factors which influence lesson length, we can measure and influencestudent satisfaction. Based on this hypothesis we investigated the factors which have influence on lesson length in a particular subject. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire. The subjects were students of II. gimnazija (secondary grammar school). The responses were analysed to obtain correlations between the factors (average grade in a subject, boredness and likableness of the teacher, length and level of boreness of lesson content, fear of the teacher) and lesson length. Results suggest that, by modifying these factors we could change studentsʼ opinions, that is, increase their willingness to attend classes. The set hypothesis was confirmed and it was shown that by using simple diagrammatic models built on the basis of linear regression we can identify and study the influence of these factors on lesson length.
Keywords: teaching, secondary school, quantitative methods, student satisfaction
Published: 05.06.2012; Views: 1099; Downloads: 85
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The relation of lower grade primary school pupils to motif in visual artMatjaž Duh
, Jerneja Herzog
, 2011, published scientific conference contribution
Abstract: From the motivational point of view, choosing motifs in art education is exceptionally important, as the motif represents the affective part of art education. Emotional response of pupils, both in the perception of artwork and in their own creations, represents an important factor in understanding and responding to art. The article presents the results of a survey which was conducted with the aim of establishing the popularity of different motifs in works of art. The survey was conducted among third-year primary school pupils and investigated which artwork the pupils liked the most and which were the motifs that drew their attention. We further investigated the effect that pupil gender had on these choices. The results have shown that there is a statistically significant gender-related difference in the choice of the motif, while there is less evidence of such a difference with regard to social stratum. The environment of the pupils is therefore irrelevant in the choice of the motif.
Keywords: likovna vzgoja, likovna pedagogika, likovni motiv, afektivnost, osnovna šola, art education, primary school, visual art, motif, affectivity
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 1663; Downloads: 46
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Some aspects of teaching media literacy to pre-school children in Slovenia from a perception standpoint of teachers and parentsJurka Lepičnik-Vodopivec
, 2011, original scientific article
Abstract: This paper deals with media literacy as a multidimensional skill that parents and teachers possess. In this context we warn of the media-technical aspect of this skill and, within this aspect, of parents' and teachers' opinion on the presence of media in children's lives. Following that, the paper explores teachers' media-didactic competence as a component of educators' media literacy. In the empiric part we used two aspects of fostering media literacy. One is the media-technical competence of parents and educators, while the other is the media-didactic competence of educators. We found that both parents and teachers believe that media have a strong presence in everyday lives of pre-school children and that they play an important role in teaching pre-school children. Teachers are aware of the importance of early teaching with media, for media and about media with the purpose of developing children's media literacy, so they will not be afraid of media when they grow up.
Keywords: education, pre-school education, kindergarten, parents, pre-school teachers, media, media literacy
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 1334; Downloads: 33
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Development of ICT competences in the environmental studies subject in SloveniaVlasta Hus
, 2011, original scientific article
Abstract: Digital literacy is one of eight key competences that were defined by the European Parliament and Council as those that member states should develop as a part of their strategies for lifelong learning (Official Journal of the European Union, 2006, p.11). It would contribute to a more successful life in a knowledge society. The purpose of this paper is to Npresent the results of empirical research on the use of ICT in the lessons of the environmental studies subject in the first triennium of primary schools in the Republic of Slovenia. Data were collected through a questionnaire and according to the protocol. We found that among all of the ICT tools, teachers mostly use the computer. The majority of the teachers use the computer once a week, most often in mathematics and environmental studies subject. In the observed lessons of the environmental studies subject, less than half of teachers use the computer in the lessons. This was followed by the use of computer and the LCD projector, and the interactive whiteboard. Among the obstacles that teachers indicate when they try to include ICT in the learning process are insufficient, out of date equipment, lack of time and lack of their own competence.
Keywords: education, information technology, communication technology, ICT, environmental studies, primary school
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 1465; Downloads: 20
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Possible consequences of student's relationship to parents and to schoolMajda Pšunder
, Antonija Milivojević Krajnčič
, 2009, original scientific article
Abstract: This research work is dealing with the different behaviour of the young, adolescent people and their perception of the relationship with their parents and their attitude towards school in the time of their early adolescence. Research work is answering the questions connected with the relationship with the parents, attitude towards school as well as the behaviour deviation of adolescents (youth). The research is based on claim that teenager's relationship with his mother and father have an important influence on his/her behavior, especially on the conflicts with the environment. Opačič (1995) argues that the relationship between parents, the environment and the teenagers is not so important. Therefore, we were interested in teenagers' attitudes towards their relationships that they have with their parents. The following dimensions of a relationship were emphasized (observed in greater detail): control, punishment, intimacy and carelessness on the side of the parents. Through those dimensions we could show the teenager's comprehension of the relationship they have with their parents and/or mother and father's comprehension of the relationship in the early phase of adolescence. He stresses (emphasizes) their attitude (perception of) towards such relationships. Some quantity research procedures are used in this research work. There are four different non-standardized questionnaires: The frequency of the behaviour deviation, A relationship with a mother, A relationship with a father, A conflict situations with parents connected with different conversation themes, An attitude towards school. The study relies on descriptive and causal-non-experimental methods of empirical pedagogical research. The research includes an accidental sample of the pupils attending 7th and 9th class of the Primary school in Maribor in the school year 2007 (n=300).Istraživanje se bavi odstupanjem u ponašanju maloljetnih osoba i njihovom percepcijom odnosa sa roditeljima, te odnosa prema školi u periodu rane adolescencije. Temelji se na uvjerenju da odnosi maloljetnika s majkom i ocem bitno utječu na njihovo socijalno ponašanje, a posebno na konflikte sa okolinom. Opačič (1995) je ustanovio da nije važno, kako se roditelji i okolina ponašaju u odnosu prema njima, nego kako maloljetnici vide (percipiraju) te odnose. Zato nas je prije svega zanimalo, kako maloljetnici vide odnose s roditeljima naglašavajući slijedeće dimenzije odnosa: kontrola, kažnjavanje, intimnost (blizina), zanemarivanje od strane roditelja. Pomoću tih dimenzija željeli smo osvijetliti maloljetnikovo doživljavanje odnosno viđenje odnosa sa strane majke i oca u periodu rane adolescencije. U istraživanju su korišteni kvantitativni istraživački postupci, upotrijebljeni instrument mjerenja obuhvaćaju četiri nestandardizirana anketna upitnika: Čestoća odstupanja u ponašanju, Odnos s majkom, Odnos s ocem, Konflikt s roditeljima u vezi različitih temam razgovora, Odnos prema školi. Koristili smo deskriptivnu i kauzalnu-neeksperimentalnu metodu empirijskog pedagoškog istraživanja. Istraživanje uključuje slučajni uzorak učenika, koji su školske godine 2007. pohađali 7. i 9. razred osnovne škole općine Maribor (n=300).
Keywords: early adolescence, behaviour, attitude towards school, conflicts
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 901; Downloads: 14
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A hidden curriculum in kindergartens and empathy of preschool teachersJurka Lepičnik-Vodopivec
, 2007, original scientific article
Abstract: The present article illustrates the problem of a hidden curriculum in kindergartens. It is presented as an important part of the overt curriculum. The empathy of kindergarten teachers is shown within the scope of a hidden curriculum. The second part discusses the results of the research on empathy of preschool teachers as an important element of the hidden curriculum in kindergartens. Four dimensions of empathy were identified: social self-confi dence, calmness, sensitivity and non-conformism. Each of these dimensions contributes on its own and together with the others to a better understanding of empathy of kindergarten teachers, which undoubtedly influences and encourages the development of emphatic communication among preschool teachers, children and parents.
Keywords: pre-school education, curriculum, kindergartens, hidden curricula, empathy, preschool teachers
Published: 07.06.2012; Views: 1444; Downloads: 51
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CELOVITI PRISTOP PRI ZAGOTAVLJANJU INFORMACIJSKE VARNOSTI V OSNOVNI ŠOLISamo Štraser
, 2012, master's thesis
Abstract: Informacijska varnost je zelo zahtevno in težko obvladljivo področje. Pri zagotavljanju informacijske varnosti moramo predvideti vse morebitne nevarnosti, saj je informacijski sistem varen toliko, kot je varen njegov najšibkejši člen. Najbolj tipična področja, ki jih moramo pri zagotavljanju informacijske varnosti upoštevati so: sistemska varnost, varnost podatkov, omrežna varnost, fizična varnost, organizacijska varnost.
Zagotavljanje informacijske varnosti v osnovni šoli se zdi na prvi pogled zelo enostavno opravilo, vendar temu nikakor ni tako. Rezultati raziskave, ki smo jo izvedli med slovenskimi osnovnimi šolami, kažejo, da za informacijsko varnost v osnovnih šolah po Sloveniji ni najbolje poskrbljeno. Informacijska varnost je namreč individualna skrb vsake posamezne šole, zato ne moremo govoriti o nekih skupnih in celovitih rešitvah, kot jih npr. uporabljajo ponekod v tujini. V Sloveniji sicer deluje nekaj državnih institucij, ki osnovnim šolam pomagajo pri zagotavljanju informacijske varnosti, vendar bo potrebno na tem področju še marsikaj izboljšati.
V prispevku smo predstavili stanje na področju zagotavljanja informacijske varnosti v slovenskem šolstvu. Predstavili smo tudi nekatere dobre prakse, ki se jih poslužujejo v tujini. V skladu s temi smo oblikovali splošne smernice za izboljšanje informacijske varnosti, ki smo jih uporabili pri prenovi informacijskega sistema na OŠ Neznanih talcev Dravograd. Menimo, da je opisani pristop uporaben tudi za ostale osnovne šole v Sloveniji. Ker ne zahteva velikih finančnih vložkov, ima s tega stališča veliko praktično vrednost.
Keywords: Informacijska varnost, smernice, osnovna šola odprtokodna programska oprema, Open School Server
Published: 21.01.2013; Views: 1155; Downloads: 99
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