Didactics 1 *

2022/2023
Programme:
Mathematics Education
Year:
3 ali 4 year
Semester:
second
Kind:
mandatory
ECTS:
3
Language:
slovenian
Course director:

Janica Kalin

Hours per week – 2. semester:
Lectures
2
Seminar
0
Tutorial
1
Lab
0
Content (Syllabus outline)

Subject and tasks of didactics; relationship between general and special didactics.
Education factors: teacher – student – subject matter; roles of teacher and student in modern school; traditional and communication - constructivist teaching models.
Structure of the educational process: material and technical, cognitive and psychological aspects of teaching.
Constituent parts of education: knowledge, competences – skills; syllabus and curriculum, teaching contents.
Teaching methods and teaching forms, teaching strategies.
Articulation of the educational process (preparing pupils for the education, presenting new teaching contents, training, repetition, checking, assessing).
Planning educational process; operative formulation of educational objectives, Bloom's taxonomy of educational goals.
Checking and assessing knowledge; types and ways of checking, advantages and weaknesses of particular checking methods; rules on checking and assessing knowledge.
Didactic principles and their realization.
Learning individualization and differentiation.
Learning differences between pupils; work with pupils who have learning disorders, detection of gifted pupils and work with such pupils.
Teacher’s cooperation with parents; the role and work of a class teacher.
Planning teacher’s work.
Modern informational and communicational technology in classes.

Readings

Blažič, M., Ivanuš Grmek, M., Kramar, M., Strmčnik, F. (2003). Didaktika. Visokošolski učbenik.
Novo mesto: Visokošolsko središče Novo mesto, Inštitut za raziskovalno in razvojno delo.
Izbrana poglavja iz didaktike. (1991). Novo mesto: Pedagoška obzorja.
Poljak, V. (1988). Didaktika. Zagreb: Školska knjiga.
Strmčnik, F. (1992). Problemski pouk v teoriji in praksi. Radovljica: Didakta.
Strmčnik, F. (2001): Didaktika. Osrednje teoretične teme. Ljubljana: Znanstveni inštitut
Filozofske fakultete.
Tomić, A. (1997): Izbrana poglavja iz didaktike: študijsko gradivo za pedagoško andragoško
izobraževanje. Ljubljana: Center Filozofske fakultete za pedagoško izobraževanje.

Objectives and competences

Students:
Get familiar with connection and dependence between fundamental education factors and their impact on school achievement,
Form theoretical foundation for reasonable choice and effective use of forms, methods and means of teaching;
Develop their abilities of analyzing and solving didactic problems; master basic principles and procedures for planning, carrying out and evaluating their teaching process;
Develop their interest and competences to introduce innovation in classes and to creatively search for efficient ways to achieve educational objectives;
Become familiar with fundamental didactic characteristics of our elementary and secondary school reform;
Get an insight into the teacher’s role in classes and form a positive attitude to teaching profession, thus laying foundation of their own professional development;
Form interest and critical attitude towards didactic literature.

Intended learning outcomes

Students:
Get familiar with connection and dependence between fundamental education factors and their impact on school achievement,
Form theoretical foundation for reasonable choice and effective use of forms, methods and means of teaching;
Develop their abilities of analyzing and solving didactic problems; master basic principles and procedures for planning, carrying out and evaluating their teaching process;
Develop their interest and competences to introduce innovation in classes and to creatively search for efficient ways to achieve educational objectives;
Become familiar with fundamental didactic characteristics of our elementary and secondary school reform;
Get an insight into the teacher’s role in classes and form a positive attitude to teaching profession, thus laying foundation of their own professional development;
Form interest and critical attitude towards didactic literature.

Learning and teaching methods

The subject is carried out in the form of lectures and tutorial.
Lectures include various forms of active experience-based learning, with students as contributors in co-designers of the educational process.
In the tutorial, students connect theory with practical cases and acquire skills of communication, delivering in front of a group, discussing, analyzing situations; they develop planning skills, learn to select suitable forms of work to achieve the set objectives, test various educational methods and forms.
Within the frame of this subject, they prepare a seminar paper, analyzing in detail one of didactic problems.

Assessment

Before accessing the exam, students shall prepare a seminar paper and a reflection on a tutorial in which they actively participated Students shall pass a written exam
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

VALENČIČ ZULJAN, Milena, KALIN, Jana. Effectiveness and competency of teachers in terms of student's assesment of teacher's conduct. V: PEKLAJ, Cirila (ur.). Teacher competencies and educational goals, (Schriften zur Bildungs- und Freizeitwissenschaft, Bd. 6). Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2010, str. 51-73. [COBISS-SI-ID 44771426]
KALIN, Jana, ŠTEH, Barbara. Interpersonal discussions between teachers and parents. V: HOLEN, Jodi Bergland (ur.), PHILLIPS, Amy L. (ur.). Studies in education from diverse contexts. Grand Forks: College of education and human development, University of North Dakota, 2011, str. 139-159. [COBISS-SI-ID 45758050]
KALIN, Jana, VALENČIČ ZULJAN, Milena. Teacher perceptions of the goals of effective school reform and their own role in it. Educational studies, ISSN 0305-5698, June 2007, vol. 33, no. 2, str. 163-175. [COBISS-SI-ID 34484066]
KALIN, Jana, VALENČIČ ZULJAN, Milena. Views of Slovenian teachers on differentiated learning in elementary school. V: DESPOTOVIĆ, Miomir (ur.), HEBIB, Emina (ur.). Contemporary issues of education quality : Elektronski vir. Beograd: Faculty of Philosophy: Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy: Faculty of Adult Education and HRD, 2013, str. 71-85, tabela. [COBISS-SI-ID 9980489]
MURŠAK, Janko, JAVRH, Petra, KALIN, Jana. Community and teacher's professional development, (Studien zur Berufs- und Professionsforschung, 23). Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2015. 192 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-3-8300-8078-7. [COBISS-SI-ID 55917154]