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Year of publication: 2015
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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 11-13
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150400.pdf

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Author: Alicja Gałązka
Author: Małgorzata Łączyk
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 17-26
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.01
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150401.pdf

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The objective of this article is to present the authors’ reflections on the role of corporality in drama and to indicate the specific nature of kinaesthetic and corporal creativity observed in children, dominated by diverse forms of expansion. The study consists of a theoretical and an empirical part. In the former one, the authors will present some fundamental scientific assumptions to justify their belief in relations occurring in the area of drama – corporality – need for expansion, which ensured also the space for empirical exploration taken up within the framework of experimental studies. Yet, before any observations made upon practical studies are discussed, we shall outline the scientific interpretation of assumptions verified throughout our study.

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Author: Miriam Agreda Montoro
Author: Francisco Javier Hinojo-Lucena
Author: Francisco Raso Sánchez
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 27-39
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.02
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150402.pdf

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Acquisition of digital skills by faculty members is a significantly important step when it comes to integrating ICT in teaching. In light of that, this study aims to describe and analyse faculty members’ training in ICT in all faculties of education within Spanish public universities. The paper hereby presented describes results from 1,145 professors, obtained by an ad hoc online questionnaire. Both data and results have been obtained from one of the instrument dimensions: received teaching training and professors’ perception of their own training. This instrument consists of 25 items. Results show the need for more profound training regarding the optimisation of ICT didactic and pedagogic potential in class, as well as an integrated approach to pedagogy, digital literacy and knowledge.

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Author: Carme Pinya Medina
Author: Maria Rosa Rosselló Ramon
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 40-51
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.03
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150403.pdf

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How can one encourage the development of professional skills in a university subject? How can one use a blog to improve teaching results? These questions motivated the study presented in this article. It is structured around the following two basic and complementary objectives: 1. Designing and implementing a teaching innovation project to promote the development of certain professional skills, using the blog as a tool for self-reflection and 2. Evaluating the experience and collecting students’ comments on the use of the blog in a university context. In pursuit of the second objective, we used a methodology that combined a questionnaire and content analysis. The results make us reflect on the changes that should be introduced in the design of the learning activities and the provision of feedback to utilise the blog as a tool to promote the development of professional skills.

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Author: José Luis Gallego Ortega
Author: Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 52-64
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.04
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150404.pdf

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Acquiring writing skills requires an entire academic lifetime but acceptable levels of proficiency should be covered in compulsory education. This research verifies the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of writing skills in the Spanish education system. It compares both the development of knowledge and the associated difficulties in interviews with 40 students from the even years of primary and secondary education. Descriptive and correlational analyses were made, after coding their statements according to the theoretical model used. They revealed an unexpected stagnation, depending on the levels, with important educational implications.

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Author: Bronisław Siemieniecki
Author: Kamila Majewska
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 65-76
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.05
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150405.pdf

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The article is a summary of one part of the research conducted in the Department of Didactics and Media in Education, regarding the use of tablets in the teaching process. The paper provides an overview of the frequency of use, as well as ways of using the tools by students of the humanities. It presents the relationship between the presence of tablets in the teaching process and the cognitive-constructivist nature of acting. The presented study was carried out among 396 students of the humanities. The study used diagnostic survey methods, as well as the pedagogical crossover experiment.

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Author: Dana Hanesová
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 79-90
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.06
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150406.pdf

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The study focuses on some aspects of plurilingual and intercultural competences of future teachers-their theoretical outcomes and data from comparison of two research studies. After presenting the main concepts and situation in Slovakia, it describes and compares aims, samples, methodology and data from 2 studies (2002, 2015) on the perception of the need to use various foreign languages and cultures, especially in the performance of the teaching profession. Their comparison gives evidence about areas in which it has grown.

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Author: Marija Mrazović
Author: Snježana Dubovicki
Author: Renata Jukić
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 91-101
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.07
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150407.pdf

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Communication in university teaching has been experiencing years of reform led by modern media and technologies. This paper examines (by triangulation) satisfaction with university communication in students of private and state universities, which consider communication as one of the most important competence frameworks. The survey examined students’ perceptions (N=267) on the characteristics, methods, frequency, and quality of communication in the learning process, which is our primary research question. What was also researched was the existence of differences in students’ attitudes towards private and state universities. Results show that the students of private universities, compared to the students of state universities, are more satisfied with communication.

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Author: Rimma Mukhametovna Fatykhova
Author: Darya Vasilyevna Mingazova
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 102-111
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.08
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150408.pdf

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The article presents the authors’ methods of determining teenagers’ disposition towards destructive communication, identifies the main types of destructive communication and provides their psychological characteristics. It specifies the correlation between destructive communication and certain personal qualities of teenagers. It also determines the main role of the diagnostics of teenagers’ disposition towards destructive communication as a way of youth extremism prevention in the system of correcting conditions of this type of interactions.

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Author: Tomáš Jablonský
Author: Oľga Okálová
Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 112-122
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.09
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150409.pdf

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Prenatal exposure of a child to alcohol may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAS/FASD). As a result, the affected child may exhibit lower intellect, neurosensory disorders, hyperactivity, executive functions disorder, abstract thinking and behaviour disorders combined with growth disorders and facial dysmorphia. In addition, undiagnosed and untreated children may suffer from serious secondary and tertiary disabilities. The aim of this paper is to provide a research overview of practical information about FAS/FASD syndrome, a presentation of the 4-Digit Diagnostic Code method and a sample of the research results by the first Centre of Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of FAS in Slovakia.

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Author: Violetta Lappo
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 123-132
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.10
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150410.pdf

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The article deals with the problem of finding new means of spiritual education of high school students. An attempt was made to prove that Internet resources can be involved in the educational process, not only as educational supply, but also as a means of spiritual education. It is noted that students should be formed with interest to Internet resources that contain information capable of enriching the spiritual world of the individual. The leading role in the mentioned process is given to the tutor of a student group. Among the Internet resources that have a significant educational influence, what should be pointed out are digital libraries, virtual museums, and Internet versions of educational channels, social networks, and websites of educational institutions. The author emphasizes that the effectiveness of the use of Internet resources as a means of spiritual education of students is possible in the case of compliance with a number of educational conditions.

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Author: Alejandro Valencia
Author: Mauricio Vélez-Salazar
Author: Ana María Correa-Díaz
Author: Carolina Vélez-Salazar
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 133-143
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.11
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150411.pdf

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This study examines factors involving the acceptance of social networks for academic purposes. A survey was applied to 290 graduate students as a quantitative methodological design. The main finding is that students thought that greater use of social networks for academic purposes would improve interaction and feedback among peers and also would improve teaching-learning processes. Also, students considered their skills as sufficient to use social networks for academic purposes, expressing their intention to incorporate them into the subjects dynamics.

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Author: I.O.O. Amali
Author: A. Yusuf
Author: M.B. Muhinat
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 144-152
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.12
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150412.pdf

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The presented study examined the impacts of schooling and human capital-development on agro-based rural communities in Southern Benue, Nigeria, from the perspectives of farmers and non-farmers. This study made use of the descriptive survey method. 1150 farmers and non-farmers were sampled using a multi-stage sampling technique. A researcher-designed questionnaire, interview schedule and observation technique were used for data collection. Mean rating and chi-square were used for data analysis. The results showed that schooling and human capital development (SHCD) had disorientated agro-based work-force in rural communities of Southern Benue, which was ranked 1st with a mean score of 29.6 and the diversion of community resources towards schooling and human capital development (SHCD) instead of farming in rural communities of Southern Benue was ranked 2nd with a mean of 28.8. Also, insignificant difference was found in the perspectives of farmers and non-farmers concerning the impacts of schooling and human-capital development on agro-based rural communities of Southern Benue, Nigeria. It was, therefore, concluded that schooling and human-capital development have created economic and social challenges, not development in the agro-based rural communities of Southern Benue, Nigeria. It is recommended that there is a need for the Government’s strong commitment to addressing the paradox created by schooling in the human input used for sustaining productivity in the agro-based rural communities of Southern Benue, Nigeria.

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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Author: Yongdeog Kim
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 153-164
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.13
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150413.pdf

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The paper analyses competences of the teacher in a  virtual classroom. It describes the reconfiguration of social behaviours and the role of the teacher in the virtual class after taking into account the theory of dialectics of globalization by Anthony Giddens, developed by Norman Fairclough with respect to social discourse and interpersonal interactions. Taking into account the results of different authors’ empirical research on online teaching, social features of such a process and personality traits, social roles and professional competences of a virtual class teacher in Poland and the Republic of Korea are described.

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Author: Vincent Charles
Author: Tatiana Gherman
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 165-176
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.14
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150414.pdf

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Faced with increased competition, business schools seem to have realized that having the strongest brands, hence, a distinct image, is vital to strengthening their presence in the education market. It is in this context that the presented paper focuses on assessing the dimensions of brand equity of business schools from the MBA-enrolled student’s perspective, with a specific reference to the Peruvian market. In this regard, it builds an instrument around five dimensions of brand equity, namely, brand loyalty, brand association, brand awareness, perceived quality, and overall brand perception. Additionally, it furnishes a snapshot of the Peruvian business schools sector by means of providing the order of dimensions pertaining to each business school. The analysis suggests that perceived quality seems to be the most important dimension of brand equity, while the overall brand perception is almost always ranked last. Conceptualizing brand equity from the MBA-enrolled student’s perspective can prove to be useful as this framework could assist business schools in designing marketing strategies to improve their brand equity and gain a higher student share.

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Author: A. Parrilla
Author: E. Martinez-Figueira
Author: M. Raposo-Rivas
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 177-188
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.15
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150415.pdf

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This paper shows how a  participatory study on inclusive education was designed and developed in a town in the northwest of Spain. The methodology included the development of collaborative inquiries at intra-school, interschool and local levels. It was designed by following the principles of participative and community-based research. This study demonstrates diverse ways in which different educational levels face inclusion; the value of collaboration between agents and institutions for innovative thinking and practice; and the need to develop further and wider research connecting participatory research and community engagement movements to systematic research into inclusive education.

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Author: Jaromír Feber
Author: Jelena Petrucijová
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 189-199
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.16
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150416.pdf

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The article is focused on the professional ethics of social work in the context of the philosophy of education. The authors analyse its educational pitfalls seen as a possible tension of personal ethics and professional ethics. Analysing the altruism issue (one of the essential values in social work) the authors reflect on the relationship of autonomy and heteronomy of will (e.g. regulated by institutional codes) in moral acting.

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Author: I.O.O. Amali
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 200-212
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.17
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150417.pdf

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Odi Yonee is the Idoma cultural puzzle and number riddle game used as an evening activity to teach children how to count objects or figures. This study seeks to examine its educational approaches and roles in the development of children’s cognitive ability. It uses cultural instructional techniques in an intellectual condition to impact on the knowledge of Idoma pupils. Its objectives are to help modern teachers develop new ideas with the use of interpretation from cultural and environmental data as a source for the teaching and learning process in modern schools. A study like this will guide our present-day curriculum developers and school teachers to adjust their planning and methods of teaching to the mentality of their pupils by making use of the child’s cultural and environmental data.

Idoma cultural puzzle number riddle game and development of children’s cognitive ability

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Author: Agata Rzymełka-Frąckiewicz
Author: Teresa Wilk
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 213-224
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.18
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150418.pdf

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The presented study addresses the issue of the concept of lifelong learning based on Polish experience, on the basis of the latest research: the international programme: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (Study on an international scale, realised for the first time in Poland on a sample of more than 9 thousand people) and Polish reports: Report on the State of Education 2013-Teachers Matter, and Social Diagnosis 2013-the Labour Market and Social Exclusion in the Context of the Perception of Poles. The presented study and the authors’ considerations revolve around the concepts of: learning, schooling, undertaking educational activity by adults, which, as clearly indicated by the research results, constitutes an insignificant part of Polish society. This situation puts our country on one of the last places in the ranking of highly developed countries.

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Author: Snježana Dubovicki
Author: Maja Brust Nemet
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 227-238
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.19
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150419.pdf

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Social competence (SC) is one of the most important competences required for successful performance of the teaching profession. Strengthening students’ social and emotional competences provides aid and support for lifelong learning and social and emotional implementation of the teaching process. By triangulating the results of a questionnaire, sociometry and interviews with students of teacher study, a significant level of social competence was observed. Students’ sociometric status is not in full accordance with their self-assessment of SC, so more frequent are the allocations of popular students, but one rejected. SC is usually acquired in the family; college is placed in second place, which increases the importance of this issue in terms of intentional education.

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Author: Sonja Čotar Konrad
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 239-250
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.20
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150420.pdf

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The study examined the relationship between metacognitive learning strategies and motivational beliefs, predicting academic performance of student teachers. The main aim of the study was to examine the predictive value of motivational beliefs and metacognitive learning strategies for students’ academic performance. In the study 307 student teachers of the Faculty of Education completed the revised version of Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich & de Groot, 1990). Regression analyses revealed that a higher sense of self-efficacy predicted better academic performance and a higher test anxiety predicted poorer academic performance. The implications of motivational orientation for cognitive engagement and self-regulation at the faculty are discussed.

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Author: Pavol Bartík
Author: Bartosz Bolach
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 253-263
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.21
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150421.pdf

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The authors of the contribution deal with evaluation of general motor performance in older school age pupils with a moderate mental disability. The aim of the research was to find out differences in the general motor performance between mentally disabled pupils and non-disabled pupils. The research sample consisted of 100 pupils aged 13 to 15. They included 25 boys and 25 girls with a moderate mental disability and 25 boys and 25 girls without a mental disability. To evaluate the general motor performance, the European test of motor performance Eurofit Special was used, modified for the needs of mentally disabled persons by Jean-Claude de Potter (1996). The research confirmed that the general motor performance of the youth with a moderate mental disability was statistically significantly lower than that of their non-disabled peers.

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Author: Stanisław Seidel
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 267-276
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.22
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150422.pdf

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Studies on men’s body image are becoming increasingly popular. They show that body dissatisfaction may lead to certain health disorders (depressive mood, bigorexia, anxiety). This study focuses on the differences in body dissatisfaction among young men who work out to reach different aims (to increase, strengthen or to shape muscle mass). Body dissatisfaction was measured using the Bodybuilder Image Grid Scale. The results of this study show that there are no significant differences between men who exercise in gyms using different types of work-out. However, there is a significant difference between men who exercise to gain muscle mass and those who do not work out at all; the first group is less satisfied with their bodies as far as fat mass is concerned. Moreover, the evaluation of health and body attractiveness was measured using the questionnaire ‘Your values’ and asking men about the hypothetical possibility of giving up their longevity for a perfect body. The results indicate that men who exercise tend to treat health more instrumentally than those who do not train. Finally, those who train regularly find attractiveness of the body much more important than those who do not exercise at all.

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Author: Katarzyna Krasoń, Jolanta Bonar
Author: Joanna Garbula, Elżbieta Jaszczyszyn
Author: Agnieszka Nowak-Łojewska, Anna Tyl
Author: Małgorzata Łączyk, Iwona Kopaczyńska
Author: Agnieszka Olczak, Aleksandra Różańska
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 285-299
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.42.4.24
PDF: tner/201504/tner20150424.pdf

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This study has been devoted to creative attitudes represented by 6-7-year old children, evaluated by the creative and re-constructive attitudes rating scale (SPTO)1. The central focus was to relate differences in attitudes among children commencing their education at the age of 6 to those who had started their school attendance before the reform (at the age of 7). An attempt was made to answer the question whether pupils differing in the year of birth, joined within one school form, would generate any disruption of their potential creativity. A complementary issue was to evaluate the level of creative attitudes along the dimorphic pattern.

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Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 3-9
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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 11-13
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150300.pdf

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Author: Nastja Cotič
Author: Mara Cotič
Author: Darjo Felda
Author: Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 17-26
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.01
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150301.pdf

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On the basis of research and the syllabi for mathematics and environmental education, which promote integrated teaching, a model of integrated teaching of mathematics and environmental education has been designed. 331 basic school second grade pupils participated in the experiment (163 pupils in the experimental group and 168 in the control group). The differences in the results were statistically significant after the second test, as compared to the control group, the experimental group performed better at all levels of TIMSS taxonomy. With this the importance of interdisciplinary integration or of holistic teaching, indispensable in the first years of schooling, was confirmed.

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Author: Andreja Kljajič
Author: Branka Čagran
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 27-38
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.02
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150302.pdf

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We were interested in specific differences among pupils with regard to the type of preschool day care (parents, grandparents and kindergarten) in order to explain whether the environment in which the child lives before school enrolment has any influence on the development of his/her artistic abilities. Results of the study prove that pupils who spend their preschool period with their parents or grandparents achieve better results in art, especially in the techniques of charcoal drawing and collage painting.

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Author: Cheng-Chang Tsai
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 39-51
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.03
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150303.pdf

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This study is an attempt to explore proficient Taiwanese senior high school students’ difficulties and strategies in L1 (Chinese) and L 2 (English) Reading. A total of eight proficient students participated in this study. An in-depth face to face interview was adopted for data collection. Thanks to the enthusiastic response of the students, we could gain an overall understanding of their reading difficulties and strategies in Chinese and English reading. This study shows that there are some similarities and differences between Chinese and English reading perceptions. Based on the findings of this study, classroom teachers will be able to design more effective reading strategy curricula and instruction geared to their students’ needs.

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Author: Bens Pardamean
Author: Teddy Suparyanto
Author: Evelyn
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 52-64
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.04
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150304.pdf

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The effect of Logo programming language on problem solving skills was investigated in this study. Eighty-five fifth-grade students were assigned to either an experimental or control Logo group. They were pre-tested to assess baseline receptiveness to figural and logical word problem-solving skills. After eight weeks of learning, the Logo experimental group had significantly higher scores than the control group on the problem-solving skills tests (assessing both figural and logical word problem-solving skills). The result revealed significant differences in the figural problem-solving skill between the Logo experimental and control groups. An implication was that Logo programming exercised skills are more critical and relevant to the figural problem-solving skill. Possible alternative explanations and suggestions are provided for future research endeavors.

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Author: Marek Sokołowski
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 65-74
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.05
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150305.pdf

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The paper offers a review of Polish discussions on the educational aspects of film. While initially many authors were quite sceptical of film, then viewed primarily as a form of cheap entertainment for the masses, they subsequently started exploring the possibilities for using film in education. The paper discusses the views of early pioneers, such as Matuszewski and Irzykowski, up until more recent developments (such as the New Horizons Association), emphasizing the Polish contribution to the history of film and media education.

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Author: Kamila Burzyńska
Author: Jarosław Krajka
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 75-85
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.06
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150306.pdf

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The main objective of the presented study was to propose a new taxonomy of learning strategies for the digital age. The revised taxonomy of Oxford’s SILL (1990) was implemented in a nationwide questionnaire to display the picture of strategy use, investigate relationships between particular strategy types and elicit learners’ preferences on strategy instruction. The data was processed statistically with SPSS 20 package. Results confirm high reliability of SI-LLE, indicate relatively strong relationships between particular strategy groups, where higher education institution, year of studies and teaching experience have a statistically significant effect of similar strength on strategy awareness.

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Author: M. Renuga
Author: B. Kanchana Mala
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 86-97
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.07
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150307.pdf

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The study was conducted on 122 first-year engineering students at the tertiary level to explore the students’ perceptions of themselves as readers and the concept of reading. Data collected by open-ended brainstorming interviews with the students were classified according to the themes and presented in tables. The result of the study demonstrates that most of the students at this level wish to be good readers since they feel that reading improves their personality, word power and employability skills. The presented study aimed at finding the opinions of young adults because in the present age, more emphasis is put on the role of the learner in the language learning process. As language learning is primarily a learner-oriented activity, learners’ preferences influence their learning. Interest on the part of the reader plays a vital role in developing the habit of reading. Hence, learners’ needs and interests should be taken into consideration for effective learning and teaching to take place. Thus, the study shows that it is appropriate to understand students’ conception of reading for promoting their interest in reading and enhancing their reading skills.

reading learners students’ perceptions academic success

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Author: Emine Şenyuva
Author: Hülya Kaya
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 98-107
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.08
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150308.pdf

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The research examined the relationship between web-based learning and self-learning readiness of nursing students. The research was a single-group experiment, in which 162 second-year nursing students were given a pre-test and a post-test. All the students use the Internet. Before and after the web-based course, a statistically significant difference was observed concerning the average points totaled for self-learning readiness. Results show that web-based learning positively affected the self-learning readiness of nursing students. Therefore, nursing students would benefit from web-based education as it improves their readiness for self-learning.

self-directed learning readiness web-based learning nursing student nursing education

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Author: Ingrid Emmerová
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 111-121
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.09
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150309.pdf

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Social pedagogues’ activities in school have already been anchored in Slovak legislation. Professionalization of preventive socio-educational work in school is a prerequisite for its increased effectiveness and prevention of pupils’ problem behaviour. It is regrettable that school practice so far does not fully respect the school legislation and social pedagogues are rather sporadic in schools.

social pedagogue school social pedagogue preventive socio-educational work

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Author: Anatoliy Merenkov
Author: Natalia Antonova
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 122-132
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.10
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150310.pdf

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The article discusses a  range of common problems faced by international students while studying in Russia, drawing on the example of Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg). Analysis of the sociological data has shown that international students have to deal with the following adaptation barriers: organizational barriers which students face when joining the educational process; socio-cultural barriers which mostly stem from the lack of language proficiency; getting accustomed to daily routines of living on the campus; informational barriers caused by a low awareness of the conditions of life and studying in Russia (Russian cultural norms and values, the climate of the Urals, etc.). The article reveals a correlation between the specificity of the countries international students come from and the main stages of their adaptation, providing guidelines for improvement of international student support at Ural Federal University.

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Author: Juan Carlos Vergara-Schmalbach
Author: Francisco Javier Maza-Avila
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 133-145
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.11
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150311.pdf

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The paper proposes a theoretical model to assess the factors affecting students’ satisfaction of their university and their future behavioral intentions. The proposed model was validated by empirical or case research, applied at three Colombian universities (public and private) in Cartagena. A 19-item questionnaire was given to a random sample of 400 students, and was solved by the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Results showed that the students’ perceptions of the universities analyzed affected their satisfaction level and this, in turn, affected their future intentions. Perceived value pricing did not have a significant effect on satisfaction. The model was validated using the most common fit indices. The results presented a statistically valid model, whose main result is the identification of a significant causal effect among the students’ perceptions, satisfaction and future behavioral intentions in the universities analyzed. There was not a significant difference in results between the public and private universities.

Structural Equation Modeling perceptions satisfaction student’s university future behavioral intentions

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Author: Seyyedeh Maryam Hamedi
Author: Omid Akbari
Author: Seyyedeh Mina Hamedi
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 146-157
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.12
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150312.pdf

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The presented study aimed at investigating the relationship between the extraversion level and speaking anxiety in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context on the one hand, and testifying the relationship between the extraversion degree and speech fluency and speech accuracy, on the other hand. To this end, 60 advanced university students, including 12 males and 48 females, participated in the study at the quantitative phase, and 28 of them, including 14 from the extraversion levels, and 14 from the introversion levels, were observed on their oral performance at the qualitative phase. Based on Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation using SPSS in the quantitative section, the findings revealed a strong negative correlation between the extraversion level and public speaking anxiety, on the one hand, and a strong positive correlation between the extraversion degree and speech fluency in the qualitative phase, on the other hand. Speech accuracy revealed having no significant correlation with the extraversion degree. Indeed, extraversion and introversion seem to be the major personality differences that have attracted the attention of psycholinguists, in particular Dornyei (2005); henceforth, it would be worth clarifying the underlying characteristics of this construct to gain a more comprehensive view of these personality type indicators, respectively.

extraversion public speaking anxiety speech fluency speech accuracy

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Author: Maja Hmelak
Author: Jurka Lepičnik Vodopivec
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 158-168
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.13
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150313.pdf

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In the article the authors analysed cooperation of preschool teachers with parents. It is a complex area of operation for preschool teachers, which requires communication skills, management of potential conflict situations, approaches to identification and management of different family situations, as well as approaches to coping with stress and working with different people. During the research on the population of students and preschool teachers (616), the authors also found that this is an area which the students rated as difficult, expecting problems with it at the beginning of their career, whereas in-service preschool teachers estimated that they did not have many problems when interacting with their pupils’ parents.

communication employees preschool study programme

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Author: Katarzyna Borzucka-Sitkiewicz
Author: Katarzyna Kowalczewska-Grabowska
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 169-179
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.14
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150314.pdf

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Both in developing and developed nations an incorrect diet is a source of health problems. Inadequate nutrition contributes to chronic, non-infectious illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases, some types of malignant cancer and diabetes type 2 (Kuszewski et al., 2007). Due to the dramatic increase in the number of chronic, non-infectious illnesses, implementation of preventive measures became an important challenge for upgrading public health. Improving the population’s diet and food quality, as well as decreasing the amount of obesity, were defined as operational objectives of the National Health Programme for the years 2007-2015 in Poland (operational objective 3). The activities undertaken nationwide are based on the Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health, developed by the WHO and adopted at the 57th meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHO, 2004). The primary goal of the study was to verify the achievement of operational objective 3 of the National Health Programme for 2007-2015, which referred to the improvement of food and its quality as well as the reduction of obesity.

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Author: Natal’ya D. Koletvinova
Author: Ruben D. Flores
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 183-193
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.15
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150315.pdf

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The relevance of this problem is related to an insufficient degree of the development of the issue of identifying the evaluation function of the competence-based training of students. The research objective: to identify and systematize, on the basis of the functional analysis of the knowledge-resource capacity of the teacher’s professional polyfunctional activity, the priority components that can be considered as indicators of quality and effectiveness of the competency-based training. The leading technologies to the study of this problem are the technologies of mastering the types of speech activity with adequate speech design, aspect-integrated learning, self-activation, personality-oriented communication, etc. In the article there are reflected the results of this work, during which students mastered the characteristics of the professional communication as important indicators of the quality level of the professional communicative competency. The article contents can be useful for practical professional activity of teachers of higher education institutions and high school teachers.

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Author: Marija Javornik Krečič
Author: Eva Konečnik Kotnik
Author: Jernej Kovač
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 194-206
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.16
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150316.pdf

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This article explores the importance of teachers' conceptions of student learning. In the first part, we focus on the teacher conceptions that stimulate process-oriented instruction. In the second part, we present the results of empirical research on teachers in Slovenian border areas. The principal aim of the research was to determine to what extent the teachers' conceptions of student learning are process-oriented (contrary to traditional orientation), and whether there are any differences between teachers who graduated from different faculties and those that were educated in different teacher education programs.

cognition teachers' conceptions conceptions of student learning teacher education

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Author: Jiří Prokop
Author: Joanna M. Łukasik
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 207-217
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.17
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150317.pdf

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The article presents the meaning of professional work as experienced by teachers in the midlife transition period (the concept by P. Oleś). Qualitative research conducted with the use of an autobiographical method (a reference to the journal writing tradition of F. Znaniecki and his followers, including pedeutology experts) has been placed within the framework of everyday life sociology as presented by A. Schütz, P. Berger and T. Luckmann, and P. Sztompka. The purpose of the presented study is to focus on how the stage of one’s development influences the quality of work and determines the meaning and importance of professional experiences. In order to describe it, a reference has been made to the research conducted among 6 female teachers in the midlife transition period.

teacher work autobiography midlife transition period

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Author: Eva Machů
Author: Ilona Kočvarová
Author: Tereza Císlerová
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 218-228
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.18
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150318.pdf

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The study presents an analysis of teachers’ tendency to label gifted pupils. A questionnaire was used at the level of lower secondary education. It was aimed at teachers’ educational strategies in the area of enriching the curriculum for gifted pupils, and teachers’ tendency to label gifted pupils. In conclusion, labeling does not belong to educational strategies of most teachers. Gender, pedagogical qualifications and the length of teaching experience do not influence teachers’ tendency to label gifted pupils. Teachers from specialized schools for gifted pupils have a stronger tendency to label them. This tendency is weaker in the case of teachers from small schools.

giftedness gifted pupil labeling enrichment curicullum

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Author: Anita Stefańska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 231-242
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.19
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150319.pdf

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The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis of the impact of drama therapy on self-awareness of the role of the body among the intellectually disabled. In particular, it was intended to examine the effects of drama therapy involving improvisation on adolescents with moderate intellectual disability. The study is focused on assessing their levels of selfawareness of the role of the body in interpersonal relationships. The instrument used for the purpose of this study was designed by the author. It consists of a ”Body in action” test, which comprises 16 questions examining the level of self-evaluation of non-verbal behaviours in social interactions. The subjects were administered the test before and after a series of drama therapy workshops. Results indicate the connection between participation in drama therapy workshops based on improvisation and an increased level of the participants’ self-awareness of the role of the body in interpersonal relationships. At this stage of research, however, the conclusions cannot be extended to the whole age-group of the intellectually disabled. This study constitutes a starting point for further exploration of this issue. It outlines a direction, since, based on the results obtained, it can be stated that non-verbal communication plays a significant role in the development of social competences.

adolescents body drama therapy interpersonal communication

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Author: Katarzyna Juszczyk-Frelkiewicz
Author: Montserrat Simó-Solsona
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 245-260
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.20
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150320.pdf

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This article presents the shape of the contemporary family in Poland and Spain which is based on developments that have taken place in these countries in relation to family formation and dissolution through an analysis of indicators such as: marriage, divorce, fertility, births outside marriage during the last three decades. The shape of the contemporary family keeps changing in both these countries, but the speed of changes is different. In Poland, changes in family formation have occurred much more slowly than in Spain, where the family is not only heterosexual marriage, but also homosexual marriage.

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Author: Alexander O. Prokhorov
Author: Mark G. Yusupov
Author: Viktor V. Plokhikh
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 263-274
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.21
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150321.pdf

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Cognitive states are typical of students’ educational activity, which is accompanied by high activity of cognitive processes. Management of this activity is impossible without the knowledge of the structure, function, and mechanisms of actualization of cognitive states in various learning situations. The research relevance of the problem of cognitive states in the context of students’ intellectual activity is due to their unique role in the regulation of the thinking process, maintaining a  steady focus on the solution of the problem within a certain period of time. The purpose of this article is to study the structure of the cognitive states that arises in the process of solving intellectual problems (through the example of carrying out R. Amthauer’s intelligence structure test). Leading methods to the study of this problem were tests with standardized questionnaires and retrospective self–reports. According to the results of factor analysis, ten key factors underlying the structure of the typical cognitive state of interest/mental stress have been identified. A system–forming factor of this condition has been emphasized, which is an “attitude” to intellectual activity in the context of the overall semantic orientation of the subject. The obtained results can be of interest to researchers in the field of psychology of emotions as well as to specialists involved in the diagnosis of students’ intellectual abilities.

intellectual activity cognitive states interest structure

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Author: Lada Kaliská
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 275-286
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.22
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150322.pdf

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The contribution examines three types of intelligences (emotional, social and general) in relation to school performance of secondary school students (N=169). Empirical analysis indicated its zero to weak negative correlations (0.01≤R≤0.30) with factors, dimensions and global emotional intelligence measured by the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Adolescence Form (TEIQue–AF, Petrides, 2001) and weak negative correlations (0.18≤R≤0.29) with dimensions of social intelligence measured by The Tromso Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS, Silver, et al., 2001). On the other hand, the general intellect assessed by the non–verbal standardized Test of Intellectual Potential (TIP, Říčan, 1971) had a moderately negative relationship with school performance expressed by an average of marks in Mathematics (R=–0.39**).

emotional intelligence academic achievement social intelligence general intelligence correlation study

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Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 3-10
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201502/tner201502toc.pdf

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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 11-13
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150200.pdf

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Author: Krzysztof Rubacha
Author: Mariana Sirotova
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 17-25
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.01
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150201.pdf

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The article reports on empirical research into the differences in child-rearing practices between present-day families and families living at the turn of the 21st century. The concept of child-rearing practices is addressed from the point of view of social theories of learning and socio-cognitive theories which constituted the basis for the research discussed. Results show that a portion of practices significantly differs in each group, and a portion remains unchanged. The biggest difference concerns ‘deferment of gratification’ as a factor for the development of many social skills. In the present-day family group this child-rearing effect has largely disappeared.

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Author: Mohammad Hassani
Author: Soheila Ahmadi
Author: Jafar Parhizgar
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 26-37
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.02
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150202.pdf

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The presented study aims to investigate the impact of cultural intelligence on management effectiveness and conflict management styles. The target population of this research includes all senior managers of universities and higher education institutions in Urmia. The nature of the study requires the use of a descriptive-correlational research method. Findings of the study show that there is a significant relationship between cultural intelligence and management effectiveness. Results of stepwise regression analysis show that components of cultural intelligence allow for predicting the avoidance style. Moreover, among the components of cultural intelligence only the metacognitive cultural intelligence allows for predicting management effectiveness.

cultural intelligence cultural intelligence components management effectiveness conflict management

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Author: Magdalena Cuprjak
Author: Violetta Kopińska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 38-47
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.03
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150203.pdf

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The study presents a critical analysis of visual materials contained in civic education textbooks with the purpose to identify traits of discrimination of individuals with a “skin colour” other than “white”. The undertaken quantitative and qualitative analyses allowed for drawing a conclusion that the depiction of persons in the researched visual material did in fact bear certain traits of discrimination. Moreover, it was concluded that what may be observed is compound discrimination. The studies presented in the article were conducted within a larger-scale project entitled Gender in textbooks.

Discrimination visual material textbooks Civic Education

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Author: Demet Aktaş
Author: Nurcan Ertuğ
Author: Esra Öztürk
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 48-57
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.04
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150204.pdf

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The purpose of this study was to investigate intercultural sensitivity among nursing students in Turkey. This study is a cross-sectional study. It was conducted with nursing students at a university in Ankara. The sample comprised 152 nursing students at the university. This study was carried out between May 2013 and June 2013. Data were collected using an Interview Questionnaire and Intercultural Sensitivity Scale. The data were analysed using frequency, independent t-test and one-way ANOVA. The study found out that the nursing students had higher scores of cultural sensitivity (88.92 ± 12.20). It was found that senior year students, the students who speak a foreign language and the students who had chosen the school willingly had higher scores of cultural sensibility (p < 0.05). The study found that the nursing students had higher scores of cultural sensivility. To increase intercultural sensitivity of nursing students it is recommended that the maintenance strategies and the concept of intercultural sensitivity should be integrated in the curriculum of nursing education and postgraduate training programs.

culture intercultural sensitivity nursing students nursing education intercultural nursing education

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Author: Violetta Rodek
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 58-68
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.05
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150205.pdf

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The purpose of the presented study was to recognise mutual relations between students’ self-education activity and their sense of the meaning of life. The answer to the question: What is the sense of the meaning of life among students of high, average and low levels of self-education activity? was sought. In the study, the estimation method was used. Students’ level of self-education activity was measured on the basis of the Self-education Activity Scale (SAS), created by the author, whereas in order to define the level of the sense of the meaning of life, J.C.Crumbagh and L.T.Macholicka’s Meaning of Life Sense Scale, adapted to the Polish reality by Z. Płużek, was used. Analysis showed a relationship between the above-mentioned variables, in particular in terms of one’s sense of life and assessment of its value. As for the other components of the sense of the meaning of life level: self-esteem and approach towards death and suicide, no significant dependencies were observed.

self-education meaning of life higher education didactics

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Author: Svitlana Ivashnova
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 69-80
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.06
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150206.pdf

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The article suggested considering certain components of the professional competence as fuzzy sets and strictly the professional competence as a universal fuzzy set. A model of the projection of a fuzzy individual professional educational trajectory (FIPET) on the basis of modalities is “essentially” and “possibly” presented. The mathematical solution to the problem of the optimum choice of courses of the career enhancement on the basis of the expert estimation of the level of professional competence and one’s own preferences of a trainee is proposed.

professional competence fuzzy state fuzzy modeling linguistic variable mathematical properties

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Author: Bohumíra Lazarová
Author: Milan Pol
Author: Jana Poláchová Vašťatková
Author: Václav Trojan
Author: Tomáš Bouda
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 81-93
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.07
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150207.pdf

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The article analyses the concept of data, presents various purposes of working with data in schools and deals with the readiness of people at school to work with data. In the final part the article summarizes selected results of a pilot survey carried out in Czech schools and abroad, focused on finding out how and with what data schools work, which attitudes school leaders adopt towards this activity, how those respondents evaluate their own readiness for work with data and which needs they express in this respect.

working with data school leaders accountability school leadership school development

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Author: Valdonė Indrašienė
Author: Odeta Merfeldaitė
Author: Asta Railienė
Author: Violeta Jegelevičienė
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 97-108
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.08
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150208.pdf

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Contemporary school is inconceivable without the integrated interactive learning tools and information communication technologies (hereinafter referred to as ICT) in the education process. However, according to research, ICT integration in the learning process is insufficient. The aim of this research is to analyse the experience of pedagogues in using ICT during lessons.

information communication technologies education process pedagogues

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Author: Lada Kaliská
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 109-118
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.09
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150209.pdf

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The historical-comparative study presents research findings concerning the development of creativity measured by the KREATOS test in pupils of the 5th to 9th grades at the lower secondary education level (N = 386). The aim was to create the creativity development curve of contemporary pupils in the 5th to 9th grades of elementary school, where pupils achieved the highest level of creativity in the sixth (p ≤ 0.001) and then in the ninth grades. Our aim was to compare the current creativity development curve with elementary school pupils’ creativity development curves of 1979 and 1985, created by E. Sollarová (1979, 1985) using also the KREATOS test. Our findings indicated a significantly higher level of creativity (p ≤ 0.001) in pupils in the years 1979 and 1985 as compared to the creativity level in pupils in 2013.

creativity creativity development creativity development curve KREATOS test

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Author: Monika Guszkowska
Author: Anna Kuk
Author: Adriana Zagórska-Pachucka
Author: Katarzyna Skwarek
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 119-128
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.10
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150210.pdf

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The purpose of this research was to determine the level of study competences among students of physical education. The study encompassed first-year students aged 18 to 26, who began their studies in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Standard Progressive Matrices Plus, the Social Competence Questionnaire, the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, the Coping Orientation of Problem Experience Inventory, NEO Five-Factor Inventory, and the Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory were used. Students were characterised by a high level of study competence with regard to skills and personality. The study group was moderately homogeneous: the students starting their studies in consecutive three years did not significantly differ with respect to the analysed skills. This undermines the circulating opinions of lowering the level of competence of students in the recent years.

study competence students physical education sport

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Author: Manoj Joseph D Souza
Author: Paul Rodrigues
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 129-139
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.11
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150211.pdf

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A flipped classroom is a  teaching-learning environment in which students self-learn content by watching video lectures outside of the classroom and engage in learner-centered activities in the classroom with the guidance of an instructor. Earlier research into programming education has shown that students in the traditional classroom find introductory programming courses hard. This experimental study compared the effectiveness of a flipped classroom (experimental group, N=48) with a traditional classroom (control group, N=52) in two areas: 1. programming self-efficacy; and 2. academic performance. The results show that the students in the flipped classroom increased programming self-efficacy and achieved higher grades.

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Author: Nataliia Morze
Author: Svitlana Spivak
Author: Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 140-154
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.12
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150212.pdf

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This paper focuses on students’ research ability to use information and communication technologies to carry out information activities in their professional field. The results of studies on personalized and adaptive learning, based on the consideration of learning styles were analyzed. Based on the statistical analysis of the pedagogical experiments some recommendations were formulated for technology training for teachers and students, to improve efficiency training.

Cloud Computing personal e-learning environment network services distance courses formal informal and non-formal learning

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Author: José Javier Verdugo-Perona
Author: Joan Josep Solaz-Portolés
Author: Vicente Sanjosé
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 155-166
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.13
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150213.pdf

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Mass media, and especially digital media, have become an important tool of literacy and have increased their use in classrooms for educational purposes. This is of great interest in scientific literacy and Brossard and Shanahan (2006) developed an instrument to evaluate the understanding of scientific terms and basic science concepts. In this quantitative study we analyse the relationship between Spanish digital mass media and scientific literacy in pre-service primary teachers (N = 189). Results showed that these university students have a term knowledge level lower than the one found by Brossard and Shanahan in the USA. On the other hand, conceptual knowledge was not correlated at all to the term frequency in the Spanish digital newspapers considered. The conclusions suggest that participants do not use digital newspapers to improve their science education so a change in students’ use of those digital media from ludic to educational purposes is needed.

science education Mass Media digital media scientific literacy pre-service primary teachers education and media scientific knowledge

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Author: Soňa Kariková
Author: Terézia Rohn
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 169-179
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.14
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150214.pdf

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The contribution focuses on the issue of the current statutory requirement for teachers’ mental fitness to exercise the teaching profession in the Slovak Republic. The object of our study is the diagnostics of selected personality factors of pre-primary and primary education teachers, we believe to be of key importance in relation to their requisite mental fitness to exercise the teaching profession; we particularly focus on the “Nervousness” factor.

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Author: Elżbieta Perzycka
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 180-188
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.15
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150215.pdf

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Dynamic changes characteristic of modern societies, especially those involved heavily in technological transformation create special conditions for adaptation of the network environment to the needs of education. The introduction to this article discusses contexts of the issue as a precondition resulting from the threat of digital divide of teachers. Then, the paper includes considerations on the conditions of the constitution of information literacy as a result of the revision of theory and practice. It proposes a process of examination of teacher information literacy in the digital environment in the perspective of hermeneutic methodology. Conclusions provide the proposal to include research on the development of teacher information literacy in the process of the network society formation.

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Author: Kate Tzu-Ching Chen
Author: Alison Yi-Chen Tsai
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 189-200
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.16
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150216.pdf

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This study investigated dimensions of academic performance, learning motivation and learning attitudes by adapting peer tutoring as the major EFL classroom activities in an elementary school classroom. Exams, classroom observation, exit survey and comments after each class were administered as the source of research data. Results indicated that peer tutoring has a positive effect on tutors’ and tutees’ academic performance due to the increase in students’ grades. Students’ learning motivation and attitudes toward EFL learning also increased significantly. On the whole, the use of peer tutoring significantly contributed to better English ability, motivation and attitude.

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Author: Alice Dombi
Author: Krisztina Kovács
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 201-210
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.17
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150217.pdf

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The study starts with the introduction of main characters of Hungarian mentor training, then it demonstrates the results of exploratory empirical research and development, which has analysed the mentor image of students taking part in mentor training, started at the University of Szeged in 2011. In the course of the study it was analysed how the students of the mentor teacher course imagine a  successful mentor. The images of successful examples as well as students’ expected basic personality traits were also examined. The methods applied in the studies of mentor image were based on the method of quantitative and qualitative content analysis. The main methods were observation, a questionnaire, written reports based on specified aspects, a mind map and documentation of project tasks. The results of the research serve to develop mentor training by the help of deeper exploration of the content of mentoring roles. The research results demonstrate the characteristics of common elements of mentoring roles, the mentors’ and mentees’ interpersonal relationships, the cooperative structure as well as the competence clichés and development indicators.

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Author: Kim Koh
Author: Lyndon Lim
Author: Charlene Tan
Author: Mubarak Habib
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 211-221
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.18
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150218.pdf

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The objective of this study is to contribute to the knowledge base of teacher professional development and formative assessment using Singapore as an example. The study was carried out through an exploratory case study in a Singapore school. Our study shows that while the teachers find formative assessment beneficial, they do not have sufficient knowledge of it and face the challenges of heavy workload, time pressure and lack of confidence. The results serve to inform policymakers and educators of the need to provide effective and sustained teacher professional development in formative assessment as well as continual teacher support and collaboration.

formative assessment Singapore teacher professional development

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Author: Kamil Wilk
Author: Tomasz Huk
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 222-232
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.19
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150219.pdf

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The importance of music in the general development of kindergarten children implies that teachers providing education, including music education, should be equipped with elaborate musical skills that, as might be assumed, should become a vital element taken into consideration during preschool teacher interviews. Research conducted in the Silesian region over the years 2014-2015 shows that the surveyed directors of kindergartens view musical skills, in most cases, as an essential supplement to other competences of teachers, among which the ability to play a melodic instrument and vocal skills are, in their opinion, the most important musical competences. The majority of directors only review documents confirming such competences, whereas almost a quarter of the surveyed participants admit to not verifying musical competences of future kindergarten teachers; the surveyed individuals claim, most frequently, that kindergarten teachers are sufficiently prepared to play a role of musical educators for small children, and that kindergarten teachers, instead of specialist musicians, should implement the content stipulated in the core curriculum. What is more, no statistically significant differences between respondents from urban and rural environments were identified.

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Author: Yunus Emre Karakaya
Author: Sebahattin Devecioglu
Author: Hasan Huseyin Kilinc
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 235-246
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.20
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150220.pdf

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The goal of this research was to examine the verbal and non-verbal behaviors of teachers towards mentally disabled students in physical education classes in Special Education Practice Centers (Schools for Mentally Disabled Students) in Turkey. The study was based on qualitative research and data was collected through interview forms prepared by the researchers. The interviews consisted of four semi-structured questions, which were analyzed by using the method of content analysis and qualitative data analysis software. Accordingly, it was observed that teachers used a variety of mimics and gestures as reflections of their body language in order to establish and control class management. The teachers interviewed stated that they consciously used their specific way of posture, walking and sitting in the classroom. They also stated that they frequently changed their positions in the classroom and embraced a variety of distance and touch behaviors towards the mentally disabled students. In conclusion, these teachers have the greatest responsibility to achieve the goals of physical education class for the mentally disabled students. These responsibilities are crucial for the educational advancement of the mentally disabled students. The non-verbal behaviors and expressions of these teachers play a vital role in the mental and behavioral development of the mentally disabled students.

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Author: Maja Matrić
Author: Matjaž Duh
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 247-259
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.21
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150221.pdf

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An overview of the literature on gifted students suggests that students can be gifted by showing intelligence and/or creative abilities. Whether teachers are able to recognize intelligent and/or creative students is a matter of being skilled and can have a tremendous impact on students’ course of education. In out study, we included students of Slovenian primary schools who were either recognized as gifted or non-gifted by their teachers. To find out what differences occur in the creativity levels of gifted and non-gifted students, their creativity levels were recorded using the LV1Test, measuring their artistic-creative and artistic-appreciative abilities. Data analysis reveals that the gifted students were more successful in gaining a higher average score on the test, as well as the majority of individual items in the test.

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Author: Mitja Krajnčan
Author: Andreja Sinjur
Author: Tanja Kranjec
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 260-271
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.22
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150222.pdf

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The development of social competence is reflected in the individual’s potential for constructive cooperation and behavior in social situations, in the possibility of establishing interpersonal relationships and understanding different viewpoints and in the capability of to tolerance and compassion. The purpose of this research paper is to compare teachers’ opinions on attained social competence of pupils with special needs and other pupils. A questionnaire for teachers was adapted. Pupils with special needs were slightly better at accepting diversity and difference and demonstrated a higher level of politeness than other pupils.

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Author: Małgorzata Górnik-Durose
Author: Aleksandra Wąsik
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 275-287
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.40.2.23
PDF: tner/201502/tner20150223.pdf

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The article presents an empirical study on some predictors of attitudes to disabled people. The assumption was that in market-oriented societies attitudes to the needy and underprivileged are connected with the calculation of the costs and benefits of their inclusion in society. Psychological mercantilism is an individual characteristic which makes people especially keen on conducting such calculations. The relation between mercantilism and attitudes to the disabled with the perception of costs and benefits as mediators was examined in the group of 126 university students. The results showed a negative correlation between the main variables as well as the assumed mediation effect.

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Author: The Editors
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 3-9
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201501/tner201501toc.pdf

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Author: Stanisław Juszczyk
Institution: University of Silesia
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 11-13
DOI Address: -
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150100.pdf

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Author: Agnieszka Jeran
Author: Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 17-26
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.01
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150101.pdf

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The aim of the article is to indicate the influence of human resource policy on the presence of Polish science in global science. Research findings include an analysis of changes over time in the number of research personnel and papers indexed in the Web of Science database. The research method used in the study is statistical analysis with the use of correlation analysis and regression analysis. Application of these tools allowed for establishing basic relationships between the analysed variables. Obtained results point to the fact that the human resource policy in Polish science, aimed at increasing the number of papers published at international level or in international circulation, turns out to be effective. This growth was especially visible in the years 1999–2011.

Polish science Web of Science evaluation of research parameterization publishing human resource policy science policy

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Author: Klára Šeďová
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 27-38
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.02
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150102.pdf

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This paper addresses the phenomenon of school humor, focusing on the question of how it contributes to shaping teacher-student relationships. Based on an analysis of texts written by lower secondary school students, the paper shows that humor at school serves contradictory functions, such as harmonizing teacherstudent relationships on the one hand, and enabling power negotiation aimed at gaining superiority on the other. Analysis of narrative data has identified a specific phenomenon of festive humor. Within its frame, teacher-student relationships nearly always tend to be harmonized.

humor school teacher-student relationships

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Author: Jolana Hroncová
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 39-50
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.03
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150103.pdf

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John Amos Comenius (1592-1670) belongs to the most important persons in the European culture, philosophy, theology and in particular pedagogy, which is also reflected in the fact that the 400-th anniversary of the birth of the “Teacher of Nations“ in 1992 was celebrated across the world under the auspices of UNESCO. Comenius was the founder of the education system, it is to his credit that pedagogy became independent and singled out from the framework of philosophy. With his works, he laid foundations of several pedagogical sciences, in particular didactics, theory of education, pre-school education, education organisation and management, etc. He became famous especially for his didactic works (in particular – Janua linguarum reserata, Janua linguarum vestibulom, Didactica magna, Orbis sensualium pictus, Schola ludus) which brought him fame all over the world and were also used in many countries worldwide already during his life. However, his work has also a strong socio-pedagogical aspect, so far insufficiently studied from the position of social pedagogy and particularly pedagogy of social care as its part.

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Author: Didin Saripudin
Author: Kokom Komalasari
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 51-62
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.04
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150104.pdf

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This study describes the model of living values education (LVE) in school habituation activities and its impact on character development. It employs the design of research and development in junior and senior high-schools in Bandung. The model of LVE in school habituation is carried out by clearly defining the values of life and expected behaviors, learning of values in the real life contexts, regular awards for expected behaviors, proactive correction of deviant behaviors through clear procedures, and by using the principle of example, correction, awards, and enforcement. The application of the model of LVE in school habituation significantly affects the student’s character development by 42.1%. Thus, the model of LVE in habituation program can be implemented in schools.

students character habituation living values education

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Author: Joanna Maria Garbula
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 63-72
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.05
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150105.pdf

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The article is dedicated to the problems of history education in the early school years, a question which until now has been almost neglected in literature. Studies on constructing the historical senses of primary school pupils can help, if only partially, to fill in this gap. Two aspects are discussed: historical senses constructed in the context of educational situations (focusing on the content, developed around the teacher, concentrated on pupils’ knowledge) and historical senses constructed by pupils via narration. By analyzing the research material, the author was able to distinguish the subjective senses and meanings which pupils participating in the study assigned to spheres of private life and to spheres which are manifestations of grand history in private stories.

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Author: Kazimierz Wenta
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 73-83
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.06
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150106.pdf

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The issue of public trust in research and teaching arouses varied interest and is involved in multiple strands of conflict and environmental conditions. As theorists and academic teachers, general educators teaching an educational subject, e.g. for trainee teachers, often tend to have limited trust among methodologists, who are also the teachers of this subject. Fractality of limited mutual trust generally situates itself on many substantive levels and corresponds to the technology of education, which is revealed in the so-called reliability and geometry of trust concerning the evaluation of the quality of education.

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Author: Edyta Charzyńska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 84-95
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.07
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150107.pdf

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The aim of the study was to examine the relations between variables connected with the reader (interest in the text topic and willingness to read it) and the level of reading comprehension among adults, after controlling for text difficulty. The study involved 1549 users of Polish aged from 18 to 87. Open-ended questions were used to measure reading comprehension. It was proved that the model taking into account variables related to the reader better predicted reading comprehension than the model only taking into account text difficulty. Moderation analysis showed a little stronger relation between text topic interest and reading comprehension in the group of women than in the group of men. It was also noted that among adults with lower levels of education text topic interest and willingness to read it were more strongly related to the level of comprehension than among better educated people. The discussion focuses on the role of psychological factors in reading comprehension.

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Author: Lýdia Miškolciová
Author: Lenka Ďuricová
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 96-106
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.08
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150108.pdf

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The contribution presents new findings concerning the relationship between self-concept and resistance in terms of “hardiness” in university students. It points to the influence of self-concept on coping with stress in life.

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Author: Eva Nábělková
Author: Jana Ratkovská
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 107-118
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.09
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150109.pdf

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Procrastination is generally understood as the practice of irrationally putting activities or tasks off to a later time. In the case of academic procrastination, it is a tendency to put off academic tasks. The main objective of the presented research study was to map strategies of Slovak university students used for overcoming academic procrastination, as well as to test the relationship of procrastination with potential protective factors-volitional regulation and achievement motivation. Based on the results of our research, strategies of social motivation and positive attitude are, on average, the most frequently used to overcome academic procrastination. Results of the research also confirmed a negative correlation of procrastination with volitional regulation and its dimensions, as well as with some dimensions of achievement motivation.

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Author: Ganna Piskurska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 119-128
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.10
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150110.pdf

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The article focuses on one of the trends in modern language education, i.e. the plurilingual approach towards language teaching, since one of the important components of IBA managers’ professional competence is their ability to function and communicate in a foreign language environment successfully. Modern high-grade professional training for IBA managers and principles of plurilingual education require research into the problem of the formation of IBA managers’ professional plurilingual competence, which presupposes extension of the linguistic repertoire of students. On the basis of a questionnaire survey it was identified that the plurilingual repertoire of the students qualifying in International Business Activities includes the Russian, Ukrainian, English, and German (or French) languages. Besides, specific features of professional plurilingual competence of IBA managers are also identified, which can be used in further research to elaborate effective methods for professional plurilingual competence formation.

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Author: Agata Nowak
Author: Joanna Kruk-Lasocka
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 129-141
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.11
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150111.pdf

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Developmental disharmony is usually defined as adverse deviation from the normal development, regardless of reasons that cause it (Lagae, 2008). According to the APA, the problem concerns about 5-10% of school-age children (APA, 2000). The symptoms of developmental disharmony are heterogeneous and their manifestation is determined by the age of the child. The sphere of motor development plays a dominant role in the presentation of these disorders in the case of small children. So researchers suggest a psychomotor diagnosis as the most desirable diagnosis in the case of developmental disharmony of a small child. One of the tools allowing for such a diagnosis is German test MOT 4-6. The purpose of this article was to describe the validation procedure of the Polish version of the psychomotor MOT 4-6 by R. Zimmer and M. Volkammer for four-year-old children. This age group, due to the lack of objective tools, is very rarely included in diagnostic procedures. Results: The validation of the Polish version of the MOT 4-6 for four-year-old children indicates this tool as accurate and reliable in diagnosing delays in the psychomotor development of small children. The Polish adaptation of the test will help to fill the existing gap in Polish diagnostic tools for four-year-olds.

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Author: Damjan Šimek
Author: Katja Košir
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 142-152
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.12
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150112.pdf

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To investigate the role of academic achievement in the reasons for participation in and/or avoidance of competition more clearly, the presented research was aimed at assessing the role of the discrepancy between objective evaluations and subjective self-evaluations of academic performance in secondary school students. The differences between under-raters, accurate raters, and over-raters in their reasons for participation in and/or avoidance of competition were investigated. The study comprised 534 secondary school students. The results do not clearly indicate possible benefits of the positive bias; we found that under-rating may have some advantages in the sense of mastery orientation and self-improvement motives (upward comparison) in competitive situations. Concerning other reasons for participation in competition, as well as reasons for avoiding it, students were found to rely more on teachers’ objective measure of academic performance than on the (in)accurate aspect of social comparison information.

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Author: Slavka T. Nikolić
Author: Petar Vrgović
Author: Jelena Stanković
Author: Jelisaveta Safranj
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 153-164
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.13
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150113.pdf

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While searching for the ways of enhancing students’ educational efficiency, the authors set the framework for the issue from two perspectives-educational and emotional, stressing the existence of a strong interdependence between emotional and cognitive ones. The focus of study is students’ perception of educational processes, the emotional states they demonstrate and their interdependence. For the purpose of this research a battery of questionnaires was constructed and the results have shown that students’ emotional states greatly influence their perception of educational efficiency. Based on these results, the recommendation on modifying the management of educational processes is that students’ emotional states should not be excluded from the equation of a successful education. The factors that shape the emotional context of learning should be taken into account.

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Author: Eunkyung Kim
Author: Eun Hee Seo
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 167-176
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.14
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150114.pdf

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The objective of this study was to examine which educational experiences in general education impact on the student’s learning outcomes. The survey included 1,201 students in South Korea. Hierarchical multiple regressions were used. The result showed that educational experiences in general education demonstrated greater predictive power for the student’s learning outcomes than individual and institutional characteristics. However, not all educational experiences positively predicted learning outcomes. Educators are advised to improve general education towards better educational experiences in a way that encourages teaching higherorder thinking, evaluation and feedback, and active class participation.

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Author: Katarzyna Bieńkowska
Author: Małgorzata Zaborniak-Sobczak
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 179-189
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.15
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150115.pdf

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One of the important elements of the therapy of young hearing-impaired children is rehabilitation camps. They accelerate the process of language and communication skills acquisition. In the current social-legal and financial situation organisers of rehabilitation camps may encounter some difficulties. The aim of the research was an attempt to determine the role of rehabilitation camps by means of a diagnosis of their effectiveness using parents’ and therapists’ opinions and objective results of progress in the development of hearing, communication and language skills in children. The research demonstrated effectiveness of rehabilitation camps in the scope discussed.

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Author: Damjan Šimek
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 190-200
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.16
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150116.pdf

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Previous research examined only the role of interpersonal competition in academic self-handicapping. Therefore, from the multidimensional perspective, the goal of the presented research on academic self-handicapping was to determine the role of (1) different attitudes to competition, (2) the reasons that motivate people for competition and (3) the reasons for avoidance of competition. We also aimed at distinguishing the roles of different types of motivation for education in academic self-handicapping, according to the level of self-determination. Participants were 748 high school students. In academic self-handicapping the results confirmed the relevance of distinguishing among different dimensions of competitiveness. Those denoted by selfworth protection proved to be more characteristic of academic self-handicapping than those depicted by testing one’s own limits and by high importance of the quality of task accomplishment. Regarding motivation for education, amotivation played the important role. Intrinsic motivation correlated with academic self-handicapping negatively, but extrinsic motivation showed no significant correlation. Important implications for refinements of pedagogical practice are discussed.

high school students academic self-handicapping motivation for education competitiveness

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Author: Agnieszka Łaba
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 201-211
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.17
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150117.pdf

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The play world of children with autism is based on a fixed formula of their behaviour. They do not participate willingly in games taken up spontaneously and any attempts to initiate them or join games voluntarily are not always successful. They wish to participate in social contacts like every child, they have motivation towards it but they lack the appropriate knowledge and skills in how to get involved in them normally (Pisula, 2005, p. 103; see Njardvik, Matson & Cherry, 1999, pp. 287-295). The effective method that supports problem solving and enables children to learn social skills, including play skills, is the usage of Comic Strip Conversations, which arranges in a systematic way “what people say and do, and emphasize what people may be thinking” (Gray, 1994, p. 1).

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Author: Aleksandra Tłuściak-Deliowska
Author: Urszula Dernowska
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 215-225
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.18
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150118.pdf

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This paper focuses on the connection between the principal’s behaviors and job satisfaction among teachers. The study was conducted on a sample of 74 five middle school teachers. It was found that: (1) middle school teachers perceived their principals as supportive rather than restrictive, (2) teachers are satisfied with their job in middle schools, (3) the principal’s supportive and directive behavior was positively correlated with job satisfaction, (4) the principal’s restrictive behavior was found not significantly correlated with job satisfaction and finally (5) the principal’s directive behavior was a significant predictor of job satisfaction among middle schools teachers.

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Author: Dragica Pešakovič
Author: Domen Kovačič
Author: Boris Aberšek
Author: Martin Bílek
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 226-239
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.39.1.19
PDF: tner/201501/tner20150119.pdf

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The quality of education is increasingly being measured less by the knowledge gained during schooling and more by the level of competence possessed by students at doing a particular job after completing their education. Target and process-planned curricula are being replaced more and more by competenceoriented curricula, especially in science and technology education, where competences, generally defined as the ability of an individual to do a job properly, are placed at the forefront. In these, skills are not understood primarily as cognitive skills (e.g. critical thinking), but mostly as skills in connection to psychomo torics. If competence is the desired criterion for educational quality, it can be easily established that suitable instruments and methods of measurement are needed for this kind of quality evaluation, which, however, are not yet available. This is why in the field of competences a special unified competences taxonomy was developed, based on different taxonomies for the cognitive and also affective and psychomotor fields. Additionally, suitable instrumentation was developed in this study. Its use was demonstrated in the example of elementary education in Slovenia in the field of science and technology education.

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