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Supporting Students in Choosing a Field of Further Education as an Element of Pedagogical and Psychological Activities in Secondary Education in Poland

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For an adolescent, as well as for the environment and society, a decision to choose the correct field of education is vitally important. Nowadays, new choices of education, training and retraining have to be made as a result of the fast pace of life, constant changes in the labour market, the progress of knowledge and technology, cultural and social change. Therefore, it is necessary to ask a question how to prepare young people for the future. There is a need for people that think and act creatively, and are able to adapt to the continuous and unexpected changes.

The paper aims to present the tasks, objectives, rules and methods of career counselling as a system of multi-stage pedagogical and psychological activities that accompany an individual during his/her career and that help him/her to make education-related choices. Moreover, the paper presents the main tasks and role of a career counsellor, as well as examples of good practice in the area of career counselling in Poland.

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Teachers’ Personality in the Process of Education

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There is something in everyone that does not change. The personality of a teacher or an educator stays in the centre of educational work. The personal contact and dialogic disposition of a teacher helps to form the personal potential of a human being to overcome the difficulties and contribute to the optimal functioning in a social environment. The process of learning and the growth of personality belong to a category of interpersonal relationships. A very strong emphasis is placed on the so called “methods of dialogue“, which can not only reduce destructive influences, but also teaches us how to accept criticism in a non-offensive way. Everything should take place in an open climate without judgement.

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The Content and Language Integrated Learning Approach in Use

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The article briefly introduces the CLIL method and its use. The paper explains the terms hard CLIL and soft CLIL. Next, it deals with CLIL specifics, possible advantages and disadvantages. The competence and educational requirements on teachers are mentioned, too. This contribution also contains a sample lesson of recruitment.

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Correlation of Body Perceptions and Eating Disorders of 9-12 years old Children in Bratislava

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate children in Bratislava, Slovakia. The survey sample consisted of 276 children aged 9 -12 who were tested using the Children’s Eating Attitude Test as a diagnostic tool for testing young people, who show a proclivity towards having eating issues, a possibility of anorexia, or a possible problem with bulimic tendencies. The study analyses the components of the test and the scores of children to whom it was administered, and come to conclusions as to its usefulness in diagnosing eating issues in children between grades 4 and 6. It also examines the comparisons between the children in Slovakia and the children in Australian studies in order to see if the scores correlate and what similarities and differences are present between the two groups studied.

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Developing Language Literacy in the Educational Scene

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The empirical research the paper is based on was carried out in forms of workshops organized for groups of international teacher trainees between 2009 and 2012. The aim of these workshops was to master a “learning by doing” experiential model by which language literacy can be effectively developed or improved. The topic is discussed in its complexity, highlighting some important issues of teacher training internationally, and also the still controversial situation of alternative education that tailors its curriculum to the pupils and students’ needs and facilitates such methods as the one the paper details on.

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Didactic Means and Their Use at Technical Universities

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The aim of this paper is to introduce the reader into the field of didactic means and their use by educators at universities with technical orientation from students´ perspective. To check the status of the two selected universities in the Slovak Republic and one university in the Czech Republic, we conducted a research, which was attended by 194 respondents and its results are presented in this paper.

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Fostering Internationalisation in Higher Education by Virtual Mobility

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The concept of virtual mobility and its characteristics are presented. Most definitions which consider virtual mobility from the educational perspective describe it as a form of learning, research, communication, and collaboration, but also as a form of mobility, which can be a supplement or substitute for physical mobility. Based on the theoretical dispositions a study module “Learning in Higher Education” was created and delivered by an international, multiinstitutional group of teachers to an international, multi-institutional group of students. The virtual mobility case, research design, and data analysis, are presented. The results demonstrate the importance of virtual mobility in promoting international communication and developing communication skills with people from other countries, cultures as well as impact of internationalisation on higher educational institutions

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Neuroscience and Didactic Principles and Implications of Brain-Based Teaching and Learning

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The article deals with the role of neuroscience in education. For educational purposes, it is crucial to know how the brain works as learning is a brain-based activity. In the article, the reader can also find the basic brain-based teaching principles

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The Replication of the System of Conductive Education in the United States

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During the 1980s, the methodology of Hungarian-created conductive education began its innovation in becoming an international model for working with individuals with physical disabilities. Its prevalence has increased around the world ever since. These international interests stimulated efforts to develop ways in which the discipline of conductive education (CE) could occur abroad and as a result, develop a worldwide network of practice. In the United States the first establishment of this international model of conductive education occurred in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Under the professional supervision of the András Pető Institute of Conductive Education and College for Conductor Training, (MPANNI in Hungarian), the Conductive Learning Center (CLC) was established in 1999, enrolling students to participate in the conductive education model and also serving as the laboratory school for the Aquinas College (AQ) teacher preparation program for earning the endorsement to teach the Physically and Otherwise Health Impaired (POHI). Currently, this collaborative program at AQ provided with MPANNI is unique in North America.

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Support of Self-Criticism and Creative Thinking Based on the Use of ICT as an Alternative to Classical Education

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The present period is characterized by a rapid development of ICT. The possibilities of using internet represent newer ways of communicating with many people, regardless of the distance. The development and the use of new technologies open up many possibilities for communication and education. The capability of using ICT, to teach pre-recorded principles, and to develop key competences of students has become one of the very important tasks of contemporary schools, both on the teachers’ and student’s side. One alternative is online courses

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