KUBIATKO, Milan and Monika VAŠÍČKOVÁ. Do we need biological skills for our future life? The elementary school pupils views on the importance of biological skills. Western Anatolia Journal of Educational Sciences. 2011, vol. 2, sp. issue, p. 153-160. ISSN 1308-8971.
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Original name Do we need biological skills for our future life? The elementary school pupils views on the importance of biological skills
Authors KUBIATKO, Milan (703 Slovakia, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Monika VAŠÍČKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Western Anatolia Journal of Educational Sciences, 2011, 1308-8971.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50300 5.3 Education
Country of publisher Turkey
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14410/11:00057546
Organization unit Faculty of Education
Keywords in English biological skills; elementary school pupils; questionnaire
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: PaedDr. Milan Kubiatko, PhD., učo 108312. Changed: 8. 3. 2013 11:13.
The problematic of the biological skills is in the region of Czech Republic investigated on the very low level. The definition of the biological skill should be come out from the definition of general skill, but there are differences in the defining of this concept. Our research was focused on the importance of acquired skills in the biology at the end of the elementary schools according to pupils. The sample size contained from the 91 pupils from all grades of elementary schools in the Czech Republic. The age of respondents was from 11 to 16 years. The measurement tool was a questionnaire included 61 Likert type items dividing into four categories following: 1. Identification of biological questions and problems; 2. The acquiring of biological information; 3. The processing of biological information and 4. The evaluation of results and the determining of conclusions. All items were in the positive meaning. The effect of year of study, gender and final mark from biology was measured on the perceiving importance of biological skills. There was used methods of quantitative evaluation, from descriptive statistics it was mean score and standard deviation and from inductive statistic it was ANOVA, MANOVA and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient.
GAP407/10/0514, research and development projectName: Dovednosti žáků v biologii, geografii a chemii: výzkum zamýšleného, realizovaného a osvojeného kurikula na počátku implementace kurikulární reformy
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Pupils’ skills in biology, geography and chemistry: research into planned, realized and achieved curriculum in implementation phase of curricular reform
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