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Environmental Literacy of Second Grade's Pupils at Primary School in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Germany
Svobodová, Silvie ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Škoda, Jiří (referee) ; Petr, Jan (referee)
Environmental Literacy of ISCED 2 Pupils in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Germany Mgr. Ing. Silvie Svobodová ABSTRACT The concept of environmental literacy is based primarily on the principles of environmental education. It is a measure of environmental knowledge, attitudes, sensitivity and environmentally responsible behavior. It represents a relatively broad multidimensional construct, which can be summarized into three main dimensions (cognitive, affective and conative). This dissertation is focused on the environmental literacy of ISCED 2 pupils in the Czech Republic and selected Central European countries. The main contribution of the work lies in the construction and verification of a sophisticated authorial analytical tool for comprehensive testing of environmental literacy and its application in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Germany. The tool is based on a range of tools established and published abroad, the applicability of which in the Czech environment has been verified, namely the Middle School Environmental Literacy Survey and 2 Major Environmental Values. The research analyzed the relationship between the dimensions of environmental literacy and the identified significant determinants that can fundamentally predict the level of environmental literacy, in the...
The Psárský forest in the district of Prague - West as a location of school science excursion
Prokopcová, Michala ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Říhová, Dagmar (referee)
Thesis TITLE: The Psárský forest in the district of Prague - West as a location of school science excursion AUTHOR: Bc. Michala Prokopcová DEPARTMENT: Department of Biology and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Education, Charles University SUPERVISOR: doc. RNDr. Vasilis Teodoridis, Ph.D. ABSTRACT The aim of the thesis is to examine the Psárský forest locality in the Prague-West region as regards its suitability for a school science excursion. The principal objective of the thesis was to prepare and take a comprehensive science excursion to Psárský forest and verify its educational efficiency for pupils of lower secondary school grades by means of pedagogical research. The research was carried out through didactical tests comparing the initial knowledge before the excursion (pretest) and acquired knowledge after the excursion (posttest). The didactical concept of the science excursion to Psárský forest was elaborated in accordance with the key aspects of the field biology didactics and based on complex evaluation of the fields of interest for the excursion planned to become a basis for the excursion contents and selection of suitable places for excursion activities. In addition to this, subsequent research via the attitude questionnaire to identify the excursions benefits within natural science education from...
Proposal for Revitalization of the Nature Trail "Through the Valley of the Labe River" and its Verification and Use in Practice at Primary Schools
Hrozányová, Martina ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Říhová, Dagmar (referee)
The diploma thesis is focused on the didactic use of the educational trail through the Elbe Valley for students of the 2nd grade of elementary school. The main goal of the thesis was to create a topic for the practical use of the existing educational trail through the Elbe Valley and at the same time to prove that excursion as an organizational form of teaching is thanks to its versatility an effective tool in the process of education and despite many difficulties to implement it it is worth the effort. The theoretical part includes the characteristics of the educational trail and its surroundings, the purpose, function and organization of the excursion and the inclusion of the science excursion in the Framework Educational Programmes of Basic Education. The second part of the thesis is a research - it contains a description of the author's worksheet and testing methods, i.e. pretest/posttest and attitude questionnaire. These were used on a pilot group of elementary school students participating in the excursion. The results of the survey show that the excursion can be perceived as an effective and at the same time popular form of teaching, through which it is possible to increase the effectiveness of teaching science at elementary school. Their validity is affected by a small number of...
Term of evolution and its understanding by students of secondary schools and high schools
Müllerová, Lucie ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (referee) ; Pavlasová, Lenka (referee)
This thesis deals with the conception of evolutionary topic in schools and textbooks. It introduces education systems and curricular documents of England, Scotland and the Czech Republic. Based on this information an analysis of biology textbooks was made, which was focused on the theme of evolution. The research included 62 textbooks distributed by 27 different publishers. Comparative SWOT analysis of these textbooks has shown that the concept of biology in general is presented differently, what is also reflected in the interpretation of the studies of evolution. The questionnaire research based on those findings was done in the Czech Republic. It is focused on secondary school and high school pupil's knowledge and their personal opinions about this topic. 586 pupils took part in this research. It was found that in the context of evolutionary processes the pupils have problems to use commonly known biological, or evolutionary terms (e.g. adaptation, evolution of the organisms). On the other hand some pupils can easily define some more complicated evolutionary topics such as Neo-Darwinism. Pupils have quite various personal opinions on the issue of the evolution. Some of them are not interested in this area; the others have many questions about the topic of evolution. Some questions are relevant,...
Paleoecological study of the Cretaceous extremophilic flora with emphasis on xerophytes
Čepičková, Jana ; Kvaček, Jiří (advisor) ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (referee)
Thestudied materialcomesfromtheBohemianCretaceousBasin,Peruc-Korycany FormationCenomanianage,fromthelocalitiesPecínovandPraha-MaláChuchle. Recent plantswereusedforcomparisonwithfossilxeropyhteandmesophyteplants.Fossilandrecent materialwasmacromorphologicallydocumentedandanalyzedusingcuticularanalysis. Inthesystematic part, elevenfossiltaxafromdivisions Lyginopteridophyta, Cycadophyta,Ginkgophyta,Pinophytaand Magnoliophytaweredescribed.Fromthese,three newtaxawereestablished:bennetiteleafofZamitesmirovanaesp.nov.,angiospermleavesof Dicotylophyllumlabutae sp. nov.andD. pecinovense sp. nov. Based onthestudy of macro-and micro-morphology,it wasdistinguished whichpartofthestudied material belongstotheextremophytes.Observationsofmicromorphologyshowedthatplantsthatwere exposedto waterstress weretryingto overcome thisconstraint byadjustingtheir micromorphology. Analysingpreviouslypublishedandnewlyacquireddatahelpedtoseparatehalophytes fromotherstudiedfossiltaxa.Theseplantsfromtheenvironmentofsaltymarshesandtide- influencedswampsarecharacterisedbythickcuticle,stomataembeddedinstomatalchamber and/orsurroundedbyraisedrimsorpapillae.Theyshowvariousformsofwrinklesorpapillae ontheir externalsurface ofepidermisandarecomparativelyabundantin sediments ofthePeruc-KorycanyFormation.Theboundarybetween...
Methods and Concepts of Teaching Geology at the Selected Primary Schools at the Ústí nad Labem Region
Lupińská, Lucie ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Němečková, Linda (referee)
This MSc. thesis analyzes the attitude of 9th grade students and their teachers to geology, which is taught at lower secondary schools most often in the course of natural history. The thesis examines the connection between the teacher's interest in the subject and teaching forms, difficulty level of the subject and the student's interest in the subject. The theoretical part of the thesis summarizes the pedagogical terminology, concepts of the teaching, discusses special aspects of the teacher personality and specifics of geology as a scientific field of the subject in the education system. The research part is dealt with the description of the questionnaire and its evaluation, further it summarizes and discusses the results of the questionnaire survey among 202 students and 21 teachers from 10 elementary schools in the Ústí nad Labem Region. The questionnaire survey shows that teachers and students consider geology an important subject in terms of general education and possible use in practical life. It has also found that students do not take in geology as an interesting subject, but thanks to the creative teaching approach and using of variable methods by their teachers the geology has become acceptable for them. The teacher's personality and his/her creative teaching approach and methods are...
Paleoecological study of the Cretaceous extremophilic flora with emphasis on xerophytes
Čepičková, Jana ; Kvaček, Jiří (advisor) ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (referee)
Thestudied materialcomesfromtheBohemianCretaceousBasin,Peruc-Korycany FormationCenomanianage,fromthelocalitiesPecínovandPraha-MaláChuchle. Recent plantswereusedforcomparisonwithfossilxeropyhteandmesophyteplants.Fossilandrecent materialwasmacromorphologicallydocumentedandanalyzedusingcuticularanalysis. Inthesystematic part, elevenfossiltaxafromdivisions Lyginopteridophyta, Cycadophyta,Ginkgophyta,Pinophytaand Magnoliophytaweredescribed.Fromthese,three newtaxawereestablished:bennetiteleafofZamitesmirovanaesp.nov.,angiospermleavesof Dicotylophyllumlabutae sp. nov.andD. pecinovense sp. nov. Based onthestudy of macro-and micro-morphology,it wasdistinguished whichpartofthestudied material belongstotheextremophytes.Observationsofmicromorphologyshowedthatplantsthatwere exposedto waterstress weretryingto overcome thisconstraint byadjustingtheir micromorphology. Analysingpreviouslypublishedandnewlyacquireddatahelpedtoseparatehalophytes fromotherstudiedfossiltaxa.Theseplantsfromtheenvironmentofsaltymarshesandtide- influencedswampsarecharacterisedbythickcuticle,stomataembeddedinstomatalchamber and/orsurroundedbyraisedrimsorpapillae.Theyshowvariousformsofwrinklesorpapillae ontheir externalsurface ofepidermisandarecomparativelyabundantin sediments ofthePeruc-KorycanyFormation.Theboundarybetween...
Influence of Uranium Mining on the Environment of the Ždár nad Sázavou Region
Bártová, Alžběta ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Vacek, František (referee)
Thema in aim of this bachelor thesis is mining of uranium ore and its impal on the environment of the Dolní Rožínka area. The first part is focused on a knowledge summary of mineralogical and geological overview, which limits are examined area and characterises uranium bearings in Rožná. It is dealt also with the history of uranium mining and oves a brief technological activities in processing of the raw uranium under responsible company of DIAMO, represented by the GEAM Dolní Rožínka. Furthermore some specific aspects of activities are described in a relation to rehabilitation and recultivational measures in afected area of Dolní Rožínka. Second part is dealt to individual aspects of negativ impal on environment and the risk some radionuclids escaping into surounded nature, especially a local waters, the air and the soil and ganges within suroundings with secondary formativ of ecosystems. This is a demonstrativ that meaning of uranium has an impal on helth miners and employees of chemical department as well as locals. The last part of thesis presents the possibilities of implementation of the studied topic in Primary School education. KEYWORDS Uranium, mining, landscape recultivation,environment, teaching, primary school
Concept of Paleontology Teaching at Primary Schools
Honskus, Adam ; Teodoridis, Vasilis (advisor) ; Řezníček, Jan (referee)
This diploma thesis is focused on the teaching of paleontology and historical geology at the 2nd level of primary school within the educational subject of natural history. The theoretical part summarizes a problematic of paleontology in the Czech Republic, including its historical development, and presents the system of curricular documents of the Czech Republic primarily the Framework Education Program for Elementary Education. The main aim of the thesis is to compile five thematic teaching blocks from historical geology, which can be used in the teaching of natural history at the primary school and in the corresponding levels of multi-year grammar schools. The practical part described the teaching blocks including their methodology and three research surveys thematically aimed to identification of students' interest in paleontology within the blocks, students' ideas about an appearance of the dinosaurs, and their evaluation of dinosaur images from various popular books, feature films and toys. The interest of students in the teaching blocks was evaluated using a questionnaire survey (113 participates). A "correct" appearance of the dinosaurs was studied by comparing drawings of dinosaurs with four characteristic features drawn by 107 pupils. The evaluation of dinosaur images was carried out by...

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