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Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of the frequency of constructivist learning and its dimensions, including critical thinking, the differences in them with regard to certain demographic characteristics, and correlations with the frequency of use of certain new media in teaching students in the final grade of lower secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Constructivism (Learning), Student Characteristics
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate whether particular socio-demographic characteristics of pupils in lower secondary education, their level of computer selfefficacy and motivation for using digital media in class are considered significant predictors of constructivist learning. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate the characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Secondary Education, Secondary School Students
Matijevic, Milan; Opic, Siniša – Online Submission, 2016
In Croatian classrooms it is possible to observe teaching scenarios that follow the features of constructivist and traditional teaching theories and many variants and combinations of teaching didactics that are student centered and those that are teacher centered. Teachers struggle to find their way in the selection and design of a media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Instructional Design, Educational Environment
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study was to establish whether there are differences between the computer self-efficacy of pupils and teachers (N = 507) in the context of the classroom, as a developing workplace of the teacher in elementary education. The survey covered 184 teachers and 323 pupils in elementary school. The results show that there is no…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
Matijevic, Milan; Topolovcan, Tomislav; Rajic, Višnja – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of use and the motivation to use digital media in teaching and in the organisation of constructivist learning, as well as differences between teachers in elementary and secondary school (N = 368). The results of the study show that both subgroups of teachers only sometimes or rarely use various…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2011
At the end of the last millennium, schools received strong competition from the Internet, multimedia and other developed electronic media thanks to the new possibilities for gathering, processing, searching for and sending information. Furthermore, young people and adults now travel a lot, and by travelling they also learn. Never before in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Computer Mediated Communication
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Dumancic, Mario – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine the extent to which certain sociodemographic characteristics of students and teachers, along with computer self-efficacy, attitudes towards the new media and the frequency of using the new media in instruction, can be regarded as predictors of constructivist teaching. The research was carried out on a sample…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 8, Elementary School Teachers
Matijevic, Milan; Topolovcan, Tomislav; Lapat, Goran – Online Submission, 2015
Despite the understandings that constructivist and multimedia didactics, as well as curricular theory and multiple intelligences theory, have been providing for years, what happens in the classroom and in the teaching process is still mostly teacher-centred. The didactic and methodological scenarios that prevail in our classes are more suitable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Likert Scales
Matijevic, Milan; Opic, Siniša; Lapat, Goran – Online Submission, 2015
There is a clear prevalence of equipment and spatial arrangements for traditional teaching from the front of the class in Croatian classrooms. During such instruction, pupils mostly sit, listen and watch. Further, it is evident that primary school classrooms feature several elements pointing to the use of constructivist didactics, and include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Toplak, Tea; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2013
The development and use of new media in the class emphasizes independent learning based on the activities of the students, constructivist learning and student-centred lessons in general. Using new media in the class does not prompt more efficient learning and teaching in itself, but can initiate the learning processes by didactically shaping the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Ownership
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan; Rajic, Višnja – Online Submission, 2013
The aim of this research is to assess the frequency of learning through the new media and from textbooks at home and in class, and the frequency of learning from exercise books, and the correlation according to the type of school and to the form the students attend. The survey conducted on a sample of secondary school students attending either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mass Media Role, Textbooks, Secondary School Students
Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2008
According to the results of a survey conducted in 2006 in Croatia (N = 2,994), 75% of pupils in primary education have a computer at home. Of this number, 70% are connected to the Internet. All elementary schools in Croatia have special classrooms where information can be accessed on the Internet, but it is planned to equip all classrooms with one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Matijevic, Milan; Radovanovic, Diana – Online Submission, 2007
The authors consider the present and future of new media and the classroom environment of pupils in primary education. Some experts are inclined to see the future of the classroom teaching environment solely through the perspective of new media, primarily computers and the Internet. The authors agree that these media are essential for modern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Classroom Environment, Educational Media
Milan, Matijevic – Online Submission, 2008
It is considered that television as a medium presented a great incentive for change to the global political movement in 1968. In those years, television achieved a notable level of power in terms of its informative, educational and political activity. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the communicative power of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Educational Change, Technological Advancement