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Formative Assessment of EFL students' Speaking Skills in an upper-secondary vocational classroom
Mužíková, Jana ; Starý, Karel (advisor) ; Laufková, Veronika (referee) ; Urbánek, Petr (referee)
The thesis Formative Assessment of EFL students' Speaking Skills in an upper-secondary vocational classroom describes attitudes to assessment of three English language teachers at a Czech business academy from the perspective of formative assessment just before the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. The case study aims to show what happens behind the classroom door by providing a deep insight into the assessment practices of EFL learning at a Czech secondary vocational school. The theoretical part defines formative assessment as feedback which brings the learner valuable information concerning the knowledge and skills in the process of learning when it is still possible to work on improving the output; it explores different formative strategies in the context of communicative approach to EFL learning, namely Speaking Skills development. The empirical part builds on the qualitative data collection which consisted of several phases and methods: firstly, school documents were analysed to understand the assessment processes in general, followed by the semi-structured individual interviews with a headmistress and three EFL teachers. Student focus groups and three individual interviews with students were carried out to clarify students' approach to their assessment. Most importantly, classroom practices of...
Working with educational literature in Kindergarten
Steklá, Martina ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Koželuhová, Eva (referee)
The focus of this master's thesis is the methodological development and implementation of four thematically focused weekly lessons, using educational literature in a preschool setting. The objective is to motivate children's interest in educational books and in acquiring new knowledge through books. The thesis presents an integrative model of reading pre-literacy in relation to educational literature, by interconnecting all the components of a child's activities in a preschool setting, applying critical-thinking methods in a three-phase learning framework (E-R-R - Evocation, Realization of Meaning, Reflection), and using reading strategies designed to enhance the experience of learning from educational books. The theoretical section is concerned with reading literacy. It focuses on reading pre-literacy and an integrative model of reading pre-literacy in relation to educational literature, the importance of exposure to books in preschool, the use of critical thinking methods and reading strategies, the use of educational books, and characteristics of the preschool child when working with educational literature. The practical section is based on action research design, which consists of the implementation of four thematically focused weekly lessons designed to arouse children's interest in...
Emotional intelligence and her development in kindergarten through working with book
Kašparová, Nikola ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Koželuhová, Eva (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the area of development of emotional intelligence in preschool children through work with a book. It deals with the issue of emotional intelligence, its role in the development of the child, in the period of preschool age. The theoretical part is intended to introduce the reader to the issue of emotional intelligence and its relationship to pre-school education. The introduction of the thesis characterizes the period of preschool age and its specifics in connection with the development of emotions. Furthermore, emotions, emotional intelligence and its development importance in the chosen preschool period are defined and the possibilities of its development and appropriate ways of working are suggested (reading strategies, EUR model). In conclusion of the theoretical part, the importance of the development of emotional intelligence in the chosen preschool period is given and suggests the possibilities of its development and appropriate ways of working Within the practical part, the key method was action research, which served to verify the effectiveness of the created lessons based on the EUR model using reading strategies. The author carried out action research in the kindergarten where she works and implemented all the lessons with her class. The evaluation of the...
Teaching literature in genre-thematic units at the ISCED level in the context of an alternative study programme
Müllerová, Veronika ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Simonová, Jaroslava (referee)
This thesis, entitled A case study: the teaching of literature in genre-themed units at the ISCED 3 level in the context of an alternative study program, focuses on a, in our environment, non-traditional approach to teaching literature in high schools, based on a unique study program. The thesis consists of two parts - a theoretical part and an empirical part. The theoretical part includes the definition of the term "literary education" along with its insertion into the context of the educational plan outline for high schools. Furthermore, the definition of the term "alternative schooling" is given, and the terms that are subsequently used in the empirical part - reading and reading literacy, formative assessment, Content and Language Integrated Learning, and tandem teaching - are also defined. Finally, the period of adolescence is described, with an emphasis on the psychological and social characteristics of an individual. The aim of the empirical part was to describe how teaching takes place in an alternative study program at the ISCED 3 level, with an emphasis on the teaching of literature arranged into genre-themed units. From this, the sub-objectives unfolded, which were: to implant the alternative study program into the context of the given school; to describe how the study of the alternative...
Secondary school pupils' interpretation of the text Šťastná babyka by Daisy Mrázková
Šinkovičová, Patricie ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Komberec, Filip (referee)
The diploma thesis follows up the interpretation of a selected work of literature for children and youth by pupils of the secondary school. This thesis is divided into two parts - theoretical and empirical. The aim of the theoretical part is to anchor the concept of interpretation in the school environment based on the concept of reading literacy. The starting point for the second, empirical part of the work is the analysis of curricular documents anchoring the concept of interpretation (RVP ZV) in relation to the planned lesson, during which the research is carried out. The empirical part is conceived as a qualitative research that will answer specific research questions, including the interpretation of the main characters, the sound of the text and the naming of impressions from reading. The aim of the research is to cover and describe possible interpretations of the text Šťastná babyka by Daisy Mrázková from the point of view of the pupils of the secondary school. The research sample consists of eighteen pupils in the eighth grade of seondary school with extended language teaching. There are ten boys in the research sample, two of them with different mother language, and eight girls. The work Šťastná babyla by the author Daisy Mrázková was chosen with regard to the age of the pupils and their...
Development of Reading Literacy at School: Action Research
Kolářová, Michaela ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Starý, Karel (referee)
In the theoretical part, the diploma thesis deals with the concept of reading literacy and its definition, development, meaning, and the factors that have influenced it. In the next part, the areas and levels of reading literacy and the stages of its development are characterized. Furthermore, its development using various methods is described and individual conditions are indicated, the fulfillment of which affects increasing the level of student skills. In the next section, individual reading skills and strategies are described. Next, the theoretical part also focuses on the results of international research (PIRLS, PISA, and PIACC) with an emphasis on the results of Czech pupils. The analysis of reading literacy in the framework national curriculum program of primary education concludes the theoretical part of the work. The practical part is divided into two sections, in which attention is paid to action research and its forms. Pedagogical action research is at the forefront of interest. The next part focuses on determining the level of reading skills of second-grade elementary school students using a pre- test. After the students' results were established in the test, lessons were implemented with activities to develop reading skills, the process of which is described in individual chapters....
Working with a story in preschool children
Macháčková, Natálie ; Laufková, Veronika (advisor) ; Neumann, Lukáš (referee)
The aim of the presented bachelor's thesis is to describe the story as an important phenomenon and a means to develop reading preliteracy in preschool children, with a focus on the age group of five to six year olds. The theoretical part is based on the study of the literature and focuses on the definition of reading preliteracy, its importance and its development in kindergarten with regard to the developmental specifics of children aged 5-6 years, which it details. It also presents the functions of literature, characterises literature for children and the story, and introduces genres suitable for this age group (with a more detailed focus on the fairy tale). It looks at how reading preliteracy is anchored in the Framework Preschool Education Programme and how the development of reading preliteracy is conceptualised in contemporary preschool education. It focuses on appropriate methods and forms of story work and the role of stories and books in the educational process, and finally it talks about children's perception of stories and the ability to tell a story. The practical part is based on action research in a specific kindergarten and aims first to determine the current level of children in some expected outcomes related to reading preliteracy in relation to the topic of the thesis, then to...

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