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Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Fekonja, Urska; Kranjc, Simona; Bajc, Katja – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2008
Several studies have demonstrated that children's gender and parental education exert a significant, but not equal, effect on toddler language development at different ages. This study determined the effect of children's gender and parental education on the verbal competence of toddlers between 16 and 30 months. The sample included 953 Slovenian…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Toddlers, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Acquisition
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Marjanovic, Olivera – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
Process-oriented learning designs are innovative learning activities that include a set of inter-related learning tasks and are generic (could be used across disciplines). An example includes a problem-solving process widely used in problem-based learning today. Most of the existing process-oriented learning designs are not documented, let alone…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Educational Theories, Problem Based Learning, Educational Technology
Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Šuper, Ružica, Ed.; Ðurdevic Babic, Ivana, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
This monograph offers an overview of the current research work carried out in Croatia and the surrounding countries, and specifically an interesting insight in teaching and learning issues in these countries. The authors discuss the need of the general population for becoming good problem-solvers in society of today, which is characterised by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Marjanovic Umek, Ljubica; Kranjc, Simona; Fekonja, Urska; Bajc, Katja – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of preschool on children's school readiness in connection with their intellectual abilities, language competence and parents' education. The sample included 219 children from 68 to 83 months old attending the first year of primary school, differentiated by whether or not they had attended…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Environment, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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Marjanovic, Olivera; Skaf-Molli, Hala; Molli, Pascal; Godart, Claude – Educational Technology & Society, 2007
Collaborative Learning Flow Patterns (CLFPs) have recently emerged as a new method to formulate best practices in structuring the flow of activities within various collaborative learning scenarios. The term "learning flow" is used to describe coordination and sequencing of learning tasks. This paper adopts the existing concept of CLFP and argues…
Descriptors: Editing, Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Educational Technology
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Eriksson, Marten; Marschik, Peter B.; Tulviste, Tiia; Almgren, Margareta; Perez Pereira, Miguel; Wehberg, Sonja; Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Gayraud, Frederique; Kovacevic, Melita; Gallego, Carlos – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
The present study explored gender differences in emerging language skills in 13,783 European children from 10 non-English language communities. It was based on a synthesis of published data assessed with adapted versions of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (CDIs) from age 0.08 to 2.06. The results showed that girls are…
Descriptors: Females, Language Skills, Males, Gender Differences
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Marjanovic, Olivera – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1999
Describes a new synchronous collaborative environment that combines interactive learning and Group Support Systems for computer-mediated collaboration. Illustrates its potential to improve critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, and describes how teachers' roles are changed. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment
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Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Kranjc, Simona; Fekonja, Urska; Bajc, Katja – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2006
Studies in the area of developmental psychology--especially those carried out in the past thirty years--show that preschool quality, both at the structural and process levels, in combination with the quality of the family environment influences various areas of children's development and learning. The goal of this study is to determine the effect…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Developmental Psychology, Family Environment, Language Acquisition
Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Lesnik, Petra – 1996
This study compared the social interaction and types of symbolic play found in mixed-age and same-age preschool groups. The sample included 8 groups of 14 to 20 children, which were naturally formed and had been operating since the beginning of the school year. The four same-age groups included a group of 3- to 4-year-olds, a group of 4- to…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
Ivic, Ivan, Ed.; Marjanovic, Aleksandra, Ed. – 1986
Collected in this volume are preliminary materials related to the Belgrade-OMEP Project whose purpose is to make a record of those traditional children's games which are a part of the folk culture of various countries. The purpose of this publication is two-fold: (1) to serve as a handbook for the present collaborators on the Project in their…
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Ethnology, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries
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Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Musek, Petra Lesnik – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1997
Investigated the content, degree of complexity, and wholeness of the transformation in symbolic play among same-age and mixed-age groups of 4- to 7-year olds in Slovenia. Results confirm that, in mixed-age groups, the role definition in symbolic play is provided on a higher level than in same-age groups, which enables social imaginative play to…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Kranjc, Simona; Fekonja, Urska – 2000
This study examined the impact of a multicultural preschool curriculum in Slovenia on preschool children's sensitization to cultural differences and understanding of themselves, others, and different cultures. The curriculum was implemented for a 1-month period for 6.6- to 7-year-olds. Multicultural enrichment was evident in wall decorations, toys…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries
Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Kranjc, Simona; Fekonja, Urska – 2002
Noting that examining the storytelling skills of children between 4 and 8 years of age can provide insights into the child's overall language development, this study explored the development of children's storytelling, using story coherence and story cohesion to evaluate the developmental level of the child's storytelling. Participating in the…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Coherence, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education
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Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Musek, Petra Lesnik; Kranjc, Simona – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2001
Analyzed records of Slovene children's speech from a linguistic point of view and established differences in communication patterns with regard to the children's ages and the type of symbolic play. Found a shift in play from make-believe with regard to objects to roleplay related to social context. The older the child, the more language functions…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Development, Child Language, Developmental Stages
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Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Musek, Petra Lesnik; Pecjak, Sonja; Kranjc, Simona – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1999
This study evaluated several groups of preschoolers engaged in symbolic play to define elements of play and differences in regard to age. Analyses of videotapes indicated that the nature of symbolic play changes with regard to play situations in which children have been included. (LBT)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Play
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