JTIE, 2012 (vol. 4), issue 2

Theoretical articles

HOW CLASSIFY MISTAKES AND SHORTCOMINGS IN REVIEWS OF SPECIAL AND SCIENTIFIC WORKS

Ján STOFFA, Veronika STOFFOVÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):43-47 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.031

The study presents an original and universal proposal of classification of mistakes and shortcomings in reviews of special and scientific works. The classification follows from the generally accepted requirement that the reviewer of a special or scientific work has to appreciate all significant positive values of the work as well as to point out all significant mistakes and shortcomings of it. The informational value and scientific truth of presented information and also respecting of copyright and scientific ethics were accepted as base criterions of classification. Each reviewer has to point out all key and other essential mistakes and shortcomings...

COMPUTER GAMES IN ECONOMICS EDUCATION

Libuše SVOBODOVÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):48-53 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.032

The article is focused on the utilisation of technologies in the educational process and on playing of computer economic and investment games. There are presented the criteria that should be used for comparison of the games and also the basic definitions from this field. The main part of the presented article is in the last chapter. There is the comparison of the selected economic games.

STUDENT'S CONCEPT OF TECHNOLOGY AND BASIC COGNITION OF HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Jiří KROPÁČ, Martin HAVELKA, Čestmír SERAFÍN

JTIE 2012, 4(2):54-56 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.033

One of the teacher's basic tasks in technical subjects is to create a student's objective concept of technology supported by balanced arguments for and against technical solutions. The paper focuses on the importance of history of technology cognition in order to create the student's concept of technology which is a part of his concept of the world. Lack of future teachers' knowledge of history of technology is also mentioned.

INFLUENCE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

Jiří HRBÁČEK, Martin KUČERA

JTIE 2012, 4(2):57-59 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.034

The safety is affected by many factors. One of the most important are good habits. Training, regulations and penalties for violation of safety does not solve everything if the worker has bad habits. When should I start with creating a safe work attitude, respect and proper work practices and safe handling of machinery and tools? In this area pay more than anywhere else, the sooner the better. It is therefore necessary to devote to this area from an early age pupils. It is at this age children are very sensitive to the examples of their surroundings. The paper analyzes the results of the review options for a positive impact on pupils in relation to OHS.

SYSTEM FOR THE AUTOMATED CONTROL OF DATABASE TASK

Tomáš VÁŇA, David ŽÁK, Jiří ZECHMEISTER, Jiří LEBDUŠKA

JTIE 2012, 4(2):60-66 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.035

This article deals with improving the quality and effectiveness of database lessons. It focuses primarily on the automation of student's work control. The paper describes an existing functional application that is used for teaching database courses at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the University of Pardubice. The application is mainly designed for teachers. Teachers use the application for students' work verifying, but students can also use this application to verify their own work. This article describes possibilities of using this application during database lessons, for checking home works and for credit and exam checking.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK WITH TECHNICAL MATERIALS

Zdeněk HODIS, Petr VYBÍRAL

JTIE 2012, 4(2):67-69 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.036

The article discussed the principles of safety when working with technical materials - metal, wood and plastics. Occupational health and safety is an important area of teacher education in technical education and information - PedF MU Brno. Basic skills with which students learn are able be used in teaching in elementary schools. Mastered the principles of occupational health and safety contribute to the improvement of teaching.

Research articles

TYPOLOGY OF STUDENTS ACCORDING TO THEIR LEVEL OF INTEREST IN THE EDUCATION THROUGH E-LEARNING: IS E-LEARNING SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE

Milan KLEMENT, Miroslav CHRÁSKA

JTIE 2012, 4(2):5-11 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.025

E-learning is an integral part of modern tertiary education, not only in combined study modes, but increasingly also within the framework of full-time ones. Along with its deployment on a large scale, new problems have arisen that shall be treated, investigated and solved. The present article reflects the attitudes of university students to e-learning implemented within the course of their studies, and submits partial results of an investigation, which took place in 2012. The aim of the latter was to determine students' opinions and preferences with respect to the form, the arrangement, and the individual instruments or elements of e-learning through...

GENERAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HYGIENE

Jozef PAVELKA

JTIE 2012, 4(2):12-15 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.026

The study deals with developments in conditions of safety and hygiene in the general technical education in primary school in the previous period and the present. It presents information on the conditions of safety and hygiene of students in the context of systemic change teaching subjects working classes, technical education and technology.

IS A VICTIM ALSO AN ATTACKER? RESEARCH OF CYBERBULLYING AT CZECH PUPILS AND STUDENTS IN THE WHOLE CZECH REPUBLIC II

Miroslav CHRÁSKA, Kamil KOPECKÝ, Veronika KREJČÍ, René SZOTKOWSKI

JTIE 2012, 4(2):16-20 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.027

The article presents other results of research realized in 2011 as a part of a project E-Bezpečí - danger of electronic communication for pupils and teachers (MŠMT 0024/PRV/PK/2010). It answers questions connected with relationship between victim and attacker of cyberbullying.

TEACHERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS REMOTE EXPERIMENTATION

Michaela KOSTELNÍKOVÁ, Miroslava OŽVOLDOVÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):21-27 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.028

Physics teachers (and teachers in general) have to face many novelties in the teaching process. They should improve their computer literacy, use progressive teaching tools and methods, support interdisciplinary relations, and integrate Information and Communication Technologies to their classes. One of the solutions of how to innovate their teaching and motivate students is integration of remote experiments - both real and virtual - to the education process. In the contribution, we analyzed the results of a piloting survey among a limited number of physics teachers, and tried to identify the attitudes of the respondents towards remote experimentation....

USE OF COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER GAMES IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

Michaela HAMPLOVÁ, Jiří DOSTÁL

JTIE 2012, 4(2):28-36 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.029

The article illustrates the results of a research which aimed at determining the extent of usage of computers and computer games in upbringing and education in nursery schools. The research was also concerned with attitudes of educators towards the use of computers in nursery schools.
A performed investigation proved, among others, that the use of computers and computer games in pre-school education is disputable; on one hand, there is a group of supporters who use computers every day, on the other hand, there are teachers who completely reject the use of computers.

THE EFFECT OF TUITION OF SPACE MODELLING AND APPLICATION OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF VISUAL SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE- PRACTICAL RESEARCH

Josef MATĚJUS, Josef ŠEDIVÝ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):37-42 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.030

The aim of our work is the application of computer graphics technologies and some alternative methods in High School tuition. The article describes the processes and results of the effects of space modeling and application of computer graphics tuition on the development of visual space intelligence of pupils.

Book reviews

ACTIVE TEACHING METHODS: COOPERATION IN GROUPS OF PUPILS

Anna ZUBATÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):70 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.037

Other articles

ELIMINATION OF SAFETY RISKS IN BIOGAS FACILITIES

Ján GADUŠ, Alena HAŠKOVÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):71-76 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.038

Currently in the frame of utilization of various forms of renewable energy sources an important support is given to spreading biogas facility operation. These facilities contribute significantly to the environment protection and partly to energy independence of the country. However their operation is connected with some safety risks which are often underestimated in practice. Biogas facilities belong to restricted facilities, what means that their operation must be in line with relevant requirements regarding to explosiveness of the environment, noise, vibrations etc. The contribution pays attention to various aspects of their safety operation.

THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF CONTROLLING THE KEYBOARD WITH TEN - FINGER TOUCH METHOD

Iva MÁDLOVÁ

JTIE 2012, 4(2):77-79 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.039

This contribution deals with the control of a computer keyboard with ten-finger touch method. It offers several definitions of defining this method and approach events that preceded its official recognition. In the final stage explores the main advantages that brings users control the keyboard through ten-finger touch methods.

TEAM WORK IN THE TRAINING OF A SAFETY TECHNICIAN

Vladimír SOTÁK, Mária MUCHOVÁ, Miroslav ŠEBO, Robert SOTÁK

JTIE 2012, 4(2):80-83 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.040

Authors point at the wide spectrum and variety of knowledge that a future safety technician should gain in the course of his studies. Practice requires such safety technician who is skilled in the area of integrated systems, information technologies and foreign languages ( especially English language). To reach this range of knowledge, cooperation between teachers who create the content of curriculum and teaching materials is needed.

GRAPHICS TOOLS IN LATEX

Vladimír POLÁŠEK, Lubomír SEDLÁČEK

JTIE 2012, 4(2):84-89 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.041

This paper deals with the basic tools for managing graphics and graphics creation in LaTeX with a focus on mathematics. It briefly describes how to embed external graphics objects, to edit them, and describes how to program the graphics focused on mathematics directly in LaTeX.