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Forests and forestry in the current kindergarten and primary school core curriculum in Poland

Minister of National Education of 30 May 2014, amending the regulation on the core curriculum of pre-school education and general education in particular types of schools. Journal of Laws No. 2014.0.803. Regulation in 2016. Regulation of the Minister of National Education of 17 June 2016, amending the regulation on the core curriculum of pre-school education and general education in particular types of schools. Journal of Laws No. 2016.0.895. Regulation in 2017. Regulation of the Minister of National Education of February 14, 2017 on the core curriculum of

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Changes in Entrepreneurship Education in Secondary School under Curriculum Reform in Poland

in European Schools . Wiesbaden: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-531-19028-0. Rachwał, T., Kudełko, J., Tracz, M., Wach, K. & Kilar, W. (2008). Projekt podstawy programowej kształcenia ogólnego w zakresie rozszerzonym dla liceum ogólnokształcącego, liceum profilowanego i technikum z podstaw przedsiębiorczości [The project of the core curriculum of general education in the extended scope for a general high school, specialised secondary school and technical secondary school of Basics of entrepreneurship]. Przedsiębiorczość – Edukacja / Entrepreneurship

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The teaching of cartography and topography in the Polish primary school

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The authors present a content analysis of the selected textbooks for teaching the natural science in the Polish primary school in the scope of cartography and topography. Two series of textbooks edited by the Nowa Era publishing house and approved by the Ministry of National Education are used by the authors. The main aim of this analysis is to determine whether the textbooks meet the requirements of the new core curriculum. The psychological aspects that may cause the difficulties in learning the natural science for students of grades 4 through 6 of the primary school are also discussed.

The contents of textbooks are absorbed by the students in varying degrees. It is important, therefore, to take into account the psychological aspects of the students’ learning process and draw attention to the difficulties that may arise in the course of grade 4–6 instruction. Among them there are, inter alia, the difficulties in using a map scale, some problems with imagining the actual distances and areas, a height above the sea level and the relative heights, as well as the issues related to the students’ abilities to read a drawing of contour lines.

In the process of natural science education in the primary school, it is very important to develop the children’s abstract thinking, which causes the stimulation of their spatial imagination. The various types of teaching aids, which can be helpful for the both groups, as for the teachers, so for the students, are discussed in this article. These are the atlases, models, interactive teaching aids, books and educational games.

The analysis introduced in this article allows for a critical evaluation of the textbooks for primary school from the point of view of their content complacencies on cartography and topography with the new core curriculum.

Teaching the bases of cartography and topography from an early age is very important, but developing the ability to use a map requires the continuous exercises. Working with a map helps to develop not only the practical skills, but also the students’ attitudes having a positive impact on the development of such qualities as conscientiousness, accuracy and patience; it also has an invaluable impact on the students’ spatial imagination.

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Challenges of Laboratory Medicine: European Answers

Challenges of Laboratory Medicine: European Answers

Medical laboratories play a vital role in modern healthcare, and qualified specialists in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine are essential for the provision of high-quality preanalytical, analytical and consultative services. Laboratory medicine has undergone major transformations during the last decade. Ongoing technological developments have considerably improved the productivity of clinical laboratories. Information on laboratory services is globally available, and clinical laboratories worldwide face international competition and there is a huge pressure to reduce costs. To be prepared for the future, clinical laboratories should enhance efficiency and reduce the cost increases by forming alliances and networks, consolidating, integrating or outsourcing, and more importantly create additional value by providing knowledge services related to in vitro diagnostics. Therefore, business models that increase efficiency such as horizontal and vertical integration are proposed, based on collaborative networks for the delivery of clinical laboratory services. Laboratories should cooperate, consolidate and form strategic alliances to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. There is a growing conflict between the science and the art of clinical practice and on the role of the biomedical sciences in medical practice. We have a dehumanizing effect on medical care. Disease is defined at the level of sick molecules and cells and curative medicine is being replaced by the preventive care of the disease. Undoubtedly all those questions will raise considerable problems and challenges for the medical educators.

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Where the geographical expanse ends – Space education in primary school. Implementation of inquiry based science education (IBSE) in geography lessons in Polish school

subject in education. In the introduction to the new core curriculum in geography for grades V–VIII, we read that the educational value of geography as a school subject results from integrating student’s knowledge about the natural environment with socio-economic and humanistic knowledge (Core Curriculum 2017 Geography – classes V– VIII). The integration character of geography is developed in geographic education at post-primary school level, assuming that the main goal for the students is to learn about their country and the world as an integrated whole, in which

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Developing creative activity in art amongst pupils of elementary classes (Based on the analysis of integrated teaching syllabuses)

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The aim of the studies was to learn the possibility of developing creative activity of first-to-third grade pupils in art. The documents (the core curriculum and integrated teaching syllabuses) examined from the point of view of aims, contents, pupils’ achievements, and description of realization methods show that the curriculum suggestions are really diverse. In the curricula created by people realizing the role which is played by creative activity in the development of a child more room is devoted to it.

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Sociolinguistics in selected textbooks used for teaching Polish as a native language in a primary school

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The text is an effort to present a change which took place at the turn of centuries in teaching Polish as a native language. It is, first of all, about a new sociolinguistic perspective in teaching Polish which appeared at schools. The author analyses four selected series of textbooks used for teaching Polish in a primary school. Special attention was paid to activity books, which are analysed with regard for presence of situational exercises that make students analyse communication situations and their typical language behaviours. They also make them create effective utterances adequate to a specific context. The conducted research shows that a communication perspective is not represented well in school textbooks. Activities focusing on development of communication competence are rare, they are scattered or separated from other language actions. Thus, they do not fit into a general textbook concept, and they often are only a decoration required by the core curriculum.

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The Effect of the Amendments of the Public Education Act on the School Activity of Physical Education Teachers

. Vass, V. (2003). A Nemzeti alaptanterv felülvizsgálata. Új Pedagógiai Szemle 2003 (6) pp. 40-44. Documents of educational legislation Act LXXIX of 1993 on Public Education and its Amendments (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). National Core Curriculum 1995, 2003.

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Obrazy wojny i holocaustu w muzyce i sztuce. Szkic do edukacji interdyscyplinarnej / The Images of War and the Holocaust in Music and Art. A Sketch for Interdisciplinary Education

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The main premise of the presented study is to show the impact of World War Two events on the creative achievements of selected artists who treated these dramatic events as the direct source of inspiration. The primary object of interest are selected musical pieces composed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, analyzed at the same time from the perspective of their correspondence with other domains of art: painting, sculpture, poetry, and partly with film. The article discussed Arthur Honegger’s Second and Third Symphony, compositions: Diffrent Trains by Steve Reich, and Diaries of Hope by Zbigniew Preisner, and in the field of fine art: inter alia the painting works by Izaak Celnikier, Xawery Dunikowski, Bronisław Wojciech Linke, and Andrzej Wróblewski, selected monument sculptures (e.g. in the Majdanek Concentration Camp in Lublin), and with special emphasis on works devoted to the tragedy of the Holocaust.

An important aim of the paper is to show the possibility of utilizing the presented content in interdisciplinary teaching provided for in the Ministry of National Education’s core curriculum for general education in art subjects and the subject Knowledge of Culture.

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Selected International Definitions about Young Students’ Leisure Time: Theoretical and Practical Background in Poland

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Terms such as recreation, leisure, functions of spare time, physical hygiene, mental hygiene or forms of spare time are among the issues discussed in the branch of educational science. The majority of educationalists are convinced that the issue of active leisure should form part of the core curriculum and should be an objective of education in kindergarten, in early schooling and in subsequent tiers of education. Some teaching aids (textbooks, workbooks and worksheets) for young children do reflect this process. It is worthwhile making this issue the subject of educational research in order to assess the achievements in this regard in a sub-discipline referred to as ‘early school pedagogy’. This article constitutes a preliminary theoretical and practical study to this end. It has been indicated that the students of classes I–III (depending on the attitude of parents) spends his free time in the following way: learning a foreign language, usually English sports; the other for boys and another for girls, reading books, watching television, playing on the computer, recreation with their parents, the practice of tourism, family shopping in supermarkets. It has been stated that physical activity is a popular form of recreation, which has been proven during a small-sample research project; this type of recreation meets numerous psycho-social needs; it facilitates adaptation to rapidly changing conditions of life by helping with stress management, illness prevention and fitness improvement; it shapes interpersonal relations by strengthening social integration and family ties; it also aids development of physical and artistic skills.

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