- Year of publication: 2019
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- Pages: 3-6
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Cognition of the world, construction of knowledge related to our surroundings, and expressing meanings that stem from our life experiences are by no means easy processes. A substantial part of our knowledge remains dormant, but its extraction makes it possible to grasp children’s visions of the world. Even if rarely applied in educational practice, creative activities remain a very effective approach to release children’s conceptualisation of the world. This paper presents research results that demonstrate the efficiency of creative-thinking techniques in extracting children’s visions of the world, as illustrated by the concept of the family. The study, which was conducted as a didactic intervention, was performed in the 2018-2019 school year on a group of younger pupils from a large city. The results reconstructed children’s process of understanding the above-mentioned concept and revealed the possibilities behind creative psychodidactics.
This study introduced an anthropomorphized robot-assisted instructional tool that we developed for English as a foreign language (EFL) learning and assessed the effectiveness of robot-assisted English learning. An experimental design was adopted in this study and a total of 53 Taiwanese students in the third grade of elementary school participated in the experiment, including: one class consisting of 28 students, which was labeled as the experimental group, while another class of 25 students was labeled as the control group. There were two kinds of data collection that were used in this study: two tests (listening-and-acting as well as questioning-and-answering tests) and a questionnaire (learning material motivation scale). On the whole, the experimental group performed better than the control group on the listening-and-acting as well as on the questioning-and-answering tests. Additionally, the experimental group had higher learning material motivation than the control group, inclusive of attention, relevance, confidence, and satisfaction domains. The overall results suggest a new paradigm about our applications in teaching and learning English for Taiwanese EFL elementary school students.
The current science books for Palestinian elementary schools essentially consist of picture-based activities. Each lesson features images which students are asked to reflect on, and provide oral and written answers to questions linked to each image. This rich curriculum is being delivered in traditional methods, and few teachers have to date ventured into utilizing modern technologies that can be easily accessible. The present research effort measures the affordances of augmented reality in delivering the science curriculum to elementary grades in the West Bank. An interaction analysis study was used, in which activities from the third grade science textbook were demonstrated using AR technologies to identify their role in enhancing learners’ interaction with pictures in the science school books. A sample of 50 third grade female students, from a West Bank basic school for girls, was drawn from the study population (all third grade students in the West Bank). The 50 students were divided evenly into homogeneous control and intervention groups. Seven activities were delivered conventionally for the former and with augmented reality technologies for the latter. The findings suggest that students taught with augmented reality-enhanced procedures were particularly engaged and effectively responsive, both orally and in written tasks.
This research addresses the opinions of parents of homeschooled children on the issue of homeschooling. Through both quantitative and qualitative research - a questionnaire with 78 parents of homeschooled children from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, their opinions on the selection of a school for their children, problems in compulsory examination, and the selection of teaching methods and forms were found out. On the basis of the research findings, it was possible to state that criteria for school selection was not related to problems in the compulsory examination of the children, and the pedagogical education of the respondents (parents) did not influence the selection of didactic methods or forms.
The objective of the article is to study the peculiarities of students’ perception of teaching style and to determine the correlation between such perception and motivation of students’ learning. The group of respondents included 254 future social and 156 technical specialists (a total of 410 students), methods of research were questioning and testing; Pearson correlation coefficient was used for statistical analysis. Students perceived the democratic teaching style as the most positive, and its use is associated with educational and cognitive motives. Authoritarian and laissez faire styles are seen as undesirable. The first is related to the motives of avoidance, and the second has feedback from professional motives of students. Comparison of the results of the survey of future social and technical specialists allowed us to determine that the latter perceive the authoritarian style more positively than students of social specializations.
The place of school learning resources in supporting effectiveness in basic schools cannot be underestimated. It was against this backdrop that this study was conducted to examine basic schools learning resources and effectiveness in Egbeda Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised of all the 36 basic schools in Egbeda Local Government. Twelve basic schools were selected using a stratified sampling technique. The same sampling technique was used to select 15 teachers in the each school. Researcher-designed instruments titled “School Learning Resources Questionnaire” (SLRQ) and “Basic School Effectiveness Questionnaire” (BSEQ) were used for data collection in this study. The validity and the reliability of the instruments were ascertained and the co-efficient of reliability was 0.88. Findings showed that there was a significant relationship between basic schools learning resources and effectiveness in Egbeda Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. (r =.402; p<.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended, among other things, that learning resources (human, material, physical and financial) should be adequately supplied to basic schools for effectiveness to be achieved.
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of peer tutoring on college students’ academic achievement and, as well, their competencies in communication and collaboration. In particular, we investigated whether or not the effect of peer tutoring depends on the role taken in peer tutoring. 373 Korean college students attending peer tutoring participated in this study. A pre-post design employing a self-report questionnaire was used. The results indicated that peer tutoring improved both academic achievement and communicative and collaborative skills. The findings also suggested that the effect of peer-tutoring on academic achievement and responsibility for teamwork was valid only with regard to those in the role of tutees. The implications of this study are discussed.
The article describes the principles of cultural conformity, environmentalism and homeostasis as organizational in relation to the cultural and educational space of the university as a complex social system. On the basis of the analysis of the systemic changes that accompanied the newest stage in the development of universities in Eastern Europe (from the mid 1980s up to now) a periodization of this stage was completed. Each of the stages is characterized by a description of the above-mentioned organizational principles of work, the transformations of key characteristics of social governance and the overall logic of their development. The forecast of transformational changes for the nearest future in the context of social aspects of the development management of universities in Eastern Europe is made.
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