JTIE, 2017 (vol. 9), 2

CURRICULUM CONTENT IN THE SCHOOL SUBJECT TECHNOLOGY FROM THE TEACHERS` POINT OF VIEW

Alena HAŠKOVÁ, Silvia MANDUĽÁKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):5-16

In the period of the years 2008 – 2013 a curricular reform was introduced into the 6th – 9th grades of primary schools in Slovakia.  Consequently in 2013 – 2015 various aspects of the reform impact on technology education were assessed within a national project “Analysis of the curricular reform impact on technical education at lower level of secondary education”. A need for a deeper analysis of some from the qualitative aspects of the research provoked into carrying further research surveys based on personal inquiries of teachers with a longer practice in teaching the school subject Technology. One of the researches was...

DIDACTIC TRANSFORMATION FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING

Jiří KROPÁČ, Jitka PLISCHKE, Štefan CHUDÝ, Jiří KROPÁČ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):17-30

The aim of the text is to update and complete the issues of didactic transformation in education from aspects oriented on teacher training mainly focused on generally oriented technical education. The introduction is aimed on the reflection of the pedagogical theories which are applied in the technical education in primary school. One of the parts of the text presents new approaches in the didactics for technical education and terminological matters, after that the text discusses the actual incentives for the description of the content educational transformation. The text also presents the results of the research survey focused on the opinions of the...

HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY AND HANDICRAFT EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN 18th AND 19th CENTURY

Jiří DOSTÁL

JTIE 2017, 9(2):31-47

Technical and handicraft education has a long tradition in the area of the Czech Republic. The crafts which were typically passed from father to son was being replaced by organized school education. We focused on teaching of children from 6 to 13 years of age during inquiry activities while we employed methods which are typical for historical research. Mainly the archival sources were searched and researched. Additionally, theoretical methods were employed. Via the inquiry, we managed to trace two streams which difference lies in their concept. The first one might be characterized as an attempt to introduce handicrafts into schools in order to create...

PERSPECTIVES OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD MENTAL DISABILITIES

Aleš BARTOŇ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):48-60

This paper deals with possible perspectives for the educational area Man and the World of Work, resulting from the gradual introduction of common education. Some of them were described by means of the content analysis and subsequent comparison of the Framework Education Programme for Elementary Education (2016), other information sources and the already expired Annex modifying the education of pupils with mild mental disabilities (2005). For the purposes of exploratory survey the quantitative approach was used, whereby it was found that the inclusive education affects amount of the time allocation for the educational area Man and the World of Work.

LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION IN THE POLYTECHNICAL EDUCATION: THE CASE STUDY

Lenka HRUŠKOVÁ, Ivana BEČVÁŘOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):61-73

The authors discuss the relationship between the ongoing transformation of technical education towards the knowledge society and the challenges that this transformation creates in association with the curriculum at a specific secondary vocational school. They present this development within the context of the specific secondary vocational school through a case study of language teaching. The case study is based on specific curricular documents and it clarifies basic concepts of the modernization of teaching process. In the same time shows innovations of principles of language teaching in the secondary sphere.

NANOTECHNOLOGY AS A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR MODERNIZATION OF TECHNICAL SUBJECTS CURRICULA AT PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Zuzana TKÁČOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):74-79

Nanotechnologies are currently considered to be promising and dynamically advancing scientific and technical trend, offering opportunities to improve the properties of traditional materials, or create entirely new ones. The paper will focus on the presentation of opportunities to link the issues of nanotechnology to existing curricula of technical subjects at primary and secondary schools in Slovakia with allocating of the appropriate subject areas and themes that can be upgraded by incorporating nanotechnology issues. We also provide the analysis of the materials, methodology and staff requirements for the implementation of nanotechnology into technical...

PREPARING TEACHERS TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ON THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN OLOMOUC

Čestmír SERAFÍN

JTIE 2017, 9(2):80-87

The paper deals with the changes in teacher training in technical disciplines involved and implementing the teaching at primary or secondary schools. Study upper secondary school teacher training in technical and information education in full-time or combined full-time and distance learning aims to allow both to satisfy nationwide demand for the study of technically and technologically-oriented disciplines and at the same time indirectly to bring the "spirit" of technology into the school educational programmes thanks to the approbation of the graduates - teachers. Presented the paper with regard to the above deals with, firstly identifying the appropriate...

ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURING OF ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pavlína ČÁSTKOVÁ, Dominika PROVÁZKOVÁ STOLINSKÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):88-104

The article deals with the assessment of the pupil in technical education at primary school. The basis is the effort to modernize the system of assessment at the level of pupils. We perceive evaluation process as an integral part of everyday pedagogical communication and interaction. That's why we approach to them from a research point of view. Part of the paper is the presentation of partial results of a research survey focused on the development of pupil self-assessment at primary school. For the purposes of identifying, categorizing and analyzing the evaluating statements of the teacher and pupils, the specific coding was used based on the Bellack...

Developing Primary School Pupils’ Technical Imagination with the Support of Virtual 3D Models

Peter KUNA, Silvia KUNOVÁ, Tomáš KOZÍK

JTIE 2017, 9(2):105-124

Research confirmed the positive impact of the use of virtual 3D models on the development of the spatial imagination of pupils in learning. The pedagogical experiment showed that the pupils using virtual models in the achieved better results in the overall assessment compared to pupils who used real models in the classroom.
The Geomagic Design software and the Adobe Acrobat Reader presentation tool are the appropriate tools for creating 3D models and presenting them in the classroom. Their use in the research program showed that respondents – the elementary school pupils nor the teachers had no problem working with them. The application...

HOW TO INCREASE PUPILS` INTEREST IN TECHNOLOGY?

Alena HAŠKOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):125-127

Review of the publication of the authors Jiří Dostál and Mária Kožuchová Inquire-based Learning in Technology Education: Theory and Research, Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého, 2016, 211 p., ISBN 978-80-244-4913-5. Inquire-based learning is usually used in teaching sciences. Following a statement of the theoretical principles of the inquire-based learning the concerned publication deals with its possible use specifically in technology education. The author of the review on the one hand summarises and assesses topics presented in particular chapters of the reviewed publication and on the other hand point out a potential contribution of the publication to...

THE INFLUENCE OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES ON TECHNICAL CREATIVITY IN SLOVENIAN K-9 STUDENTS

Stanislav AVSEC, Klavdija MODIC

JTIE 2017, 9(2):128-143

This study aims to verify and understand the effect of individual differences on technical creativity in Slovenian K-9 students.  Students' learning styles and their attitudes towards technology and engineering, which might have implications in students for teaching and developing creativity, were investigated. Despite of several approaches to teaching and of curriculum learning standards in technical creativity, technology education courses still suffer from creativity development needed for future creation of new technologies, and  for inventions of products. For the purpose of this study, an effective sample of n=177 secondary school students in...

REALIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL AREA MAN AND THE WORLD OF WORK AT THE 2ND STAGE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pavel DOSTÁL, Michal MRÁZEK, Svatopluk SLOVÁK, Veronika ŠVRČINOVÁ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):144-154

The paper provides information on a research survey aimed at obtaining relevant data on the current state of implementation of the Educational Area - Man and the World of Work at the 2nd level of primary schools in the Moravian-Silesian and Olomouc regions. The partial objectives were to find actual hourly subsidies for this educational area, the existence of specialized classrooms, the choice of implemented educational fields, etc. The data are compared with the results of comparable abroad surveys (especially in Slovakia). On the basis of the results analysis, recommendations are proposed for the implementation of the Educational Area - Man and the...

SPECIFICS OF EDUCATIONAL FIELD MAN AND THE WORLD OF WORK IN RELATION TO THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACY

Jan KROTKÝ

JTIE 2017, 9(2):155-169

Economic changes reflects the possibilities of implementing innovative methods and processes in technical education at primary schools in the Czech Republic, considering the development of digital literacy. The practical examples and tasks for pupils from the implemented international projects MaSciL (Mathematics and Science for Life ) and WoW (World of Work) demonstrate the implementation of the research process and inquiry-based instruction. The multidisciplinary approach to the educational area World and Work is supported by the results of the international survey aimed on comparing the contents of educational plans in the Czech Republic, Slovakia...