JTIE, 2015 (vol. 7), issue 1

INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER'S COMPETENCES FOR ITS REALIZATION

Jiří DOSTÁL

JTIE 2015, 7(1):7-34 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.001

The article deals with a research of the teachers´ competences bounded to the realization of the inquiry-based instruction. It sees competences as a necessary part of the teacher´s abilities and advocates this topic into the other authors´ works' context. It provides an overview of the current state of the solved issue and presents the partial results of the realized researches which became the base for the realization of a broader investigation which is in the article presented. The aim of the research was to define (via appropriate approaches) which competences of a teacher are the key ones for the realization of the inquiry-based instruction, which...

COMPARISON OF FULL-TIME AND DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMING

Rostislav FOJTÍK

JTIE 2015, 7(1):35-42 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.002

The aim of this paper is to show the differences between teaching programming in the form of full-time and distance learning. The author shows the basic problems, difficulties and practical experience with these forms and its specifics in teaching of programming. E-learning in the education system brings many advantages over traditional forms. This form of education also brings many difficulties that lead to less successful students while studying. The author presents the main criteria for improving the quality of distance learning programming and practical experience of teaching at the University of Ostrava. The author demonstrates specific ways of...

POSSIBILITIES OF IMPLEMENTATION AND BENEFITS OF POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION IN TERMS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH HUMANITIES AND/OR SCIENCES FOCUSED PROGRAMS

Milan KLEMENT

JTIE 2015, 7(1):43-54 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.003

Polytechnic education in terms of non-technical schools represents a new, relatively unexplored area. It is therefore necessary to deal with questions concerning the necessity of such training at these schools, and its potential influence and/or inpact on students` further development.
nder, was the explanation of the benefits of an experiment, focused on the addition of a thematic unit of computer aided design (drafting) in 2D and 3D supported by CAD systems to the curriculum of non-technical secondary schools.

MANAGING THE PROCESS OF TEACHING BY THE ADAPTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM

Zdeňka KRI©OVÁ, Miroslav POKORNÝ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):55-69 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.004

The aim of the current pedagogical research is to design and then verify in practice a holistic process of individual personalized education with the support of modern information technology. These complex adaptive models of teaching has striven to come as close to the needs and abilities of each student as possible in order to ensure the most efficient and fastest acquisition of required knowledge in the studied field. This paper presents a structure of the adaptive educational system which uses fuzzy expert modules to formalize the decision-making functions of a teacher and includes two adaptive loops which implement the adaptation of study materials...

TEACHING CREATION PRESENTATIONS SKILLS WITH THE USE OF INQUIRY-BASED EDUCATION

Michala KŘÍ®OVÁ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):70-80 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.005

The paper deals with the perception of teaching creation presentations and presentation skills at the University. Summarizes the results of the survey focused on teaching presentations and understanding quality of presentations depending on the education. The survey indicates that teaching is mostly focused on using the program for creating presentations (mostly MS PowerPoint) and setting the rules of presentation. In this paper we discuss the use of Inquiry-based learning to create an idea about preparing presentations. It is introduced education proposal including a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC THINKING OF STUDENTS USING SIMULATIONS

Miriam SPODNIAKOVÁ PFEFFEROVÁ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):81-89 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.006

Computer simulations have become a standard tool in physics education, mainly at universities. But this kind of the teaching aid can find its place at secondary schools as well.This paper introduces our investigations of the influence of the use of simulations within physics lessons at the secondary school on the students' knowledge in mechanics, specifically in kinematics, dynamics and the gravitational field. A pedagogical experiment was used as a research method and students' achievements were measured with a nonstandardised test. The obtained results are compared with the knowledge acquired by students who didn't use this kind of teaching aid during...

THE PARAMETERS OF THE QUALITY OF TEACHING OF THE TECHNIQUE

Čestmír SERAFÍN

JTIE 2015, 7(1):90-99 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.007

In Czech society, the concept of the quality of teaching is very often cited for several decades. This concept is presented in a statement of politicians in the country strategy papers, as well as in discussions of the professional public. The aim of the study is given here to look at this concept from the angle devoted to technology and the teaching of the technique, which in recent years have vanished from schools, or educational content is narrowed to only one phenomenon, and the information and communication technologies.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CONDITIONS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS A MEANS TO DEVELOP CREATIVITY

Jan NOVOTNÝ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):100-104 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.008

The research, which is described in the article, is focused on the creative abilities of students on basic schools. It is a transversal research of creative abilities of second grade elementary school students. Research study was also targeted to academic groups with which students can get into close contact. The aim of the described research was to map the level of technical imagination (creativity) by means of shape-folding test, measurement the practical intelligence test, and level of creative thinking using Torrance figural test of creative thinking.

POSSSIBILITIES OF THE PUPIL'S SELF-CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT THE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pavlína ČÁSTKOVÁ, Jiří KROPÁČ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):105-113 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.009

The article deals with the development of pupil's personal qualities in the field of technical education at the level of primary school (ISCED1). Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the primary school provides good opportunities to develop not only the knowledge base, but also pupil's personal qualities through a creative, collaborative or a problem activity. Pupil's self-concept is presented as a construct based on the information provided by the student's environment. In this sense, the self-assessment in the field of technical education is presented as an integral component of the self-assessment, which affects its formation. The article includes...

MANUAL TRAINING IN THE CONTEXT OF PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM

Eva ©MELOVÁ

JTIE 2015, 7(1):114-126 | 10.5507/jtie.2015.010

In her theoretical study, the author performed an analysis of educational programs for kindergartens that have been developed since 1945. In terms of the objectives and content of preschool education the author focuses on manual training, which had been, until 1990, included in the compulsory educational content as one of the components of education. In 2001 preschool teachers were presented with a completely different curriculum and also a new concept of educational areas, which included polytechnic education not as a component of education but in the form of knowledge, skills and attitudes contained in all educational areas. Based on the predetermined...