Aleksandar Baucal

Aleksandar Baucal
University of Belgrade · Department of Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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September 2013 - June 2014
Université de Neuchâtel
Position
  • Professor
October 2009 - December 2009
University of Gothenburg
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  • Visiting researcher
July 2000 - August 2001
Université de Neuchâtel
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  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 1997 - November 1999
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 1993 - September 1997
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 1988 - September 1992
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (146)
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This study explores differences between more and less competent peers in joint problem-solving dialogues, related to opposite interaction outcomes of more competent students (progression/regression). Ten asymmetrical peer dyads were selected from 47 dyads participating in the previous study: five in which more competent (MC) student progressed the...
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Two preregistered quasi-experiments disentangled the effects of selfish genes and selfish memes on participants' self-reported willingness to help in hypothetical everyday-favor and life-or-death situations. Memes were operationalized as the perceived level of similarity in important attitudes and values between the person participating in the stud...
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The aim of this article is to formulate and test a model integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) findings regarding the importance of intolerance of uncertainty (IU) and tendency to worry with findings regarding the importance of trust in institutions, other people, and social support. We assumed that trust in institutions, other people, and...
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The main goal of this paper is to propose a new method of inquiry that is aligned with the dialogical and sociocultural approaches and is inspired by the work of Michèle Grossen.
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In this paper, we intend to consider different understandings of inclusive education that frame current public and professional debates as well as policies and practices. We analyze two – somewhat opposing – discourses regarding inclusive education, namely, the “inclusion for some” – which represents the idea that children with special needs have a...
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Background Inquiry-based learning is widely applied in science education; however, so far, the outcomes of learning process have been systematically assessed mainly at the secondary school level. For primary school students, there is no valid instrument for assessing the outcomes of their science inquiry. The aim of the current study was to develop...
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This paper proposes a sociocultural psychology approach to ageing in the lifecourse. It proposes to consider sociogenetic, microgenetic and ontogenetic transformations when studying older age. On this basis, it considers that older people's lives have two specificities: a longer life experience, and a unique view of historical transformation. The p...
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In this paper, we focus on the professional agency of student teachers in the initial teacher education context. Based on the ecological model of teacher agency, a questionnaire was developed for a self-reported assessment of student teachers agency in three domains: planning of teaching and learning activities, teaching diverse ability students in...
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Seen as one of the essential domains for active citizenship, examining how students relate to science has become crucial. Based on a person‐centered approach, this article investigates self‐related dispositions and motivation in science using the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data set. By employing a latent profile anal...
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This article introduces the special issue "Learning and Developing over the Life-Course: A So-ciocultural Approach", which collects six papers stemming from the project "Ages for Learning and Growth: Sociocultural Perspectives" (AGILE), supported by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Considering that sociocultural ps...
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Numerous studies show that civic education (CE) courses can be successful in increasing students’ political knowledge, but that their effects in changing students’ values are rather limited, reasonably because values do not change as a result of mere “exposure” to CE “messages”. It is noted that only specific “messages”, related to the context (ope...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the relevance of participatory class climate for the acceptance of democratic values among Serbian students who attend the civic education courses and to analyse the moderating role of students' socioeconomic status. The data collected in the CE evaluation study (N = 1073, 42% of boys) were used. Multiple regress...
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The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to the reflection on a potential integrative framework for the psychological sciences based on the target paper in this special issue “Psychology: A Giant with Feet of Clay” by Zagaria, Andò & Zennaro. The paper is organized in three parts. In the first part we will discuss whether introductory textbo...
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In this paper, we reflect on teacher education and professionalization from the perspective of a socio-cultural approach. The goal is to have a greater understanding of some controversies, challenges and complexities related to the implementation of inclusion and to connect it to teacher education and professionalization. Firstly, we discuss key as...
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Selles artiklis keskendume õpetajaharidusele ja õpetaja professionaliseerumisele, käsitledes neid teemasid sotsiaal-kultuurilisest vaatenurgast. Soovime paremini mõista mõningaid vastuolusid ja probleeme, mis tekkivad kaasava hariduse rakendamisel, ja seostada need teemad õpetajakoolituse ja professionaliseerumisega. Esiteks anname ülevaate sotsiaa...
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Debates about replication in psychology have focused on methodological issues and how to strengthen the replication culture. In most cases, these discussions have tended to assume that the phenomena being investigated are universal. In this paper, we are going to propose a theoretical distinction of different types of replication. The distinction i...
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This paper aims to investigate a test instrument measuring teachers’ general pedagogical knowledge. Pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators from Estonia participated in a pilot study (N=393). Item response theory analysis showed that the items fit to a unidimensional instrument assumption. Three levels of difficulty were id...
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Predmet ovog istraživanja je evaluacija statusa predmeta građansko vaspitanje (GV) i sticanje uvida u eventualne promene statusa kroz poređenje sa rezultatima slične studije sprovedene deset godina ranije (2009. godine). U istraživanju je učestvovalo 1073 učenika/ca, 36 nastavnika/ca i 20 direkto-ra/ki iz 20 srednjih škola sa cele teritorije Srbije...
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Il tema delle interazioni sociali in psicologia dell’educazione è stato affrontato a partire da metodologie e approcci epistemologici diversi, riferiti a vari contesti sociali, professionali ed educativi. Gli studi disponibili hanno prodotto una serie di risultati estremamente rilevanti, ma a volte debolmente correlati, che ci aiuta a comprendere i...
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Nacionalna evaluativna studija o predmetu Gradjansko vaspitanje
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A pilot study was carried out in order to attempt capturing teachers’ general pedagogical knowledge (GPK). The aim of the paper is to find out how pre-service teachers’ GPK differs within internship experience, level of education and work experiences, and what can be concluded about the test instrument based on results. All together 135 pre-service...
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Why do students give incorrect answers in PISA? What are the reasons for giving incorrect answers? Do all incorrect answers reflect only the lack of competence or might even a competent child make a mistake? The aim of this article is to contribute to a better understanding of these issues. In the current investigation, we selected six students who...
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The study explores how teachers perceive and go about students’ thinking in connection to particular mathematical content and how they frame the notion of applied mathematics in their own classrooms. Teachers’ narratives are built around two released PISA 2012 mathematics items, the ‘Drip rate’ and ‘Climbing Mount Fuji’ (will be referred to as the...
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This study explores factors distinguishing students with the optimal pattern of high mathematics achievement and their positive self-related mathematics beliefs across 17 European regions using PISA 2012 data. Hierarchical cluster analysis with variables mathematics anxiety, students' achievement and students' perception of mathematics efficacy, ma...
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The paper explores asymmetrical peer interaction and focuses on adolescents with higher competences, which is fairly rare in this field. Although interested in language, the Vygotskians dominantly studied adult-child interaction, while the Piagetian research, despite the orientation towards peer interaction, has started to investigate their dialogu...
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The aim of this chapter is to consider the intertwining of social and cognitive aspects of learning through interactive activities, in order to explore how the two aspects are interrelated in children’s joint work. Focusing on participants’ talk while they are asked to solve together a reading comprehension task and to agree on a joint answer, we h...
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The European society of the 21st century is founded on respect for and protection of human rights. Nevertheless, human rights are often exposed to various, at times latent, harmful influences, degradation and blatant violations. Stereotypes aimed at discriminating or degrading specific ethnic, cultural or religious communities, gender groups, peopl...
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Evropsko društvo 21. veka počiva na poštovanju i zaštiti ljudskih prava. I pored toga, ljudska prava često su izložena različitim, nekad prikrivenim, štetnim uticajima, degradaciji i otvorenom kršenju. Stereotipi usmereni na diskriminaciju i omalovažavanje pojedinih etničkih, kulturnih i verskih zajednica, rodnih grupa, osoba sa smetnjama u razvoju...
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In this paper, we present the recent development of a methodological approach originally devised by Perret-Clermont and Schubauer-Leoni called ‘experimental micro-histories’. This approach allows us to investigate processes of change that often seem to be underestimated in the typical experiments used in developmental psychology that focus on the a...
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The aim of the paper is to provide a contribution to answering the question about the most important predictors of progress in reading competence achieved by students after two years of secondary education, as well as whether the set of predictors of progress is different from the set of predictors of achievement in reading literacy test and school...
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U istraživanju je učestvovalo 56 osnovnih škola iz Srbije. Ispitano je 1014 učenika i učenica 8. razreda osnovne škole...
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"While changes related to cultural diversity are visible and at work in social, cultural and political contexts, cultural diversity as such is being ignored or rejected across many countries. It is the denial or hidden nature of diversity in educational settings and learning processes, reflected in the marginalisation of this topic, that this book...
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Academic discourse on diversity and inclusiveness in Serbia has, over recent years, become rather strong. Yet, apparently, very little professional practice in the actual classroom has changed. Statutes, such as The Strategy of Development of Education in Serbia until 2020,1 laws in force, like the Law on Foundations of Education and its consecutiv...
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This paper has emerged from a research project based on exploring the interplay between teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning and their registered practices in language and math classes at an upper secondary level. The text describes one aspect of the research project which involved developing a more in depth understanding of teachers' beli...
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The aim of this article is to show how a differently organized testing procedure can lead to a better understanding of intellectual capacity in children who live or work in the streets. The study presented in it tried to answer the following questions: 1) Does the achievement of children from the Drop-in center improve significantly on a nonverbal...
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Children’s life opportunities are strongly affected by the quality of education systems they participate in (OECD, 2012). Although within own family and through interaction with peers child learns significant lessons of life, school itself teaches that same child knowledge, skills and competences important for its development and transition to othe...
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Polazeći od rezultata prethodnih studija o značaju uverenja nastavnika o nastavi i učenju za njihov svakodnevni rad u učionici, te rezultata koji upućuju na kompleksnost odnosa između uverenja i praksi nastavnika cilj ovog rada je da analizira nastavu matematike u srednjim školama postavljajući ove dve istraživačke tradicije u svojevrstan dijalog....
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From the past to the presentThe year 2015 marks a turn in the history of the European Journal of Psychology of Education (EJPE): the volume 30 will be published.During the meeting of the European Foundation of Psychology of Education (EFPE), the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA) and Associate Editors of the EJPE held in Lisbon in May...
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PISA 2003 survey data indicate high levels of mathematics anxiety among students in Serbia. More than a half of Serbian students are concerned with whether they will have difficulties in a mathematics class or earn poor marks. At the same time, the achievement on the mathematical literacy scale is very poor. Building on control-value theory, the an...
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The main goal of the study is to define dialogue dimensions in order to describe the interaction within peer dyads and potentially connect them with formal operations development in the less competent participants. Its significance is related to rare investigations of this subject in the context of formal operations development and to practical imp...
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Assessment activities in the class are an important aspect of classroom practice, while there is much debate with respect to the formative vs. summative assessment routines and the outcomes that each of them provides for students’ learning. As classroom assessment does not occur in seclusion of other aspects of classroom life, the process is seen a...
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Mathematics is the basis for further study in a number of school subjects, whereas mathematics problem solving shapes logical reasoning skills that can be applied in many situations in-and-out of school (Dossey, 1992; Ellis, & Berry; 2005). Thus it is not surprising that the rank-ordering of the countries in the mathematics achievement obtained by...
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Over a decade ago PISA 2003 Survey data have indicated high levels of mathematics anxiety of students in Serbia, convoyed with low achievement in mathematics. As indicated by the results, more than half of Serbian students worried whether they will have difficulties in mathematics class or earn poor marks. Latest PISA 2012 cycle allows for a closer...
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Although the academic discourse on cultural diversity and inclusiveness became rather strong, in the educational setting and particularly in classrooms seems very little has changed. Tools teachers use are different than the one in the past, yet the overall organisation of teaching and the learning process has remained rather the same. Inclusive pr...
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Postignuće pojedinačnih zemalja na velikim međunarodnim istraživanjima često izaziva značajnu pažnju, pa je važno razmotriti rezultate učenika u odnosu na kurikulume ili nastavne programe zemalja učesnica. Za TIMSS studiju ovaj aspekt je od naročitog značaja jer studija ima za cilj da se utvrdi stepen u kojem su usvojeni sadržaji kurikuluma, tj. na...
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The main subject of the paper is to examine the possibilities of application of the TIP-1 instrument for dynamic assessment of the zone of proximal development. In the survey for each child is received information about the zone of actual development (ZAR) and, with appropriate modifications of testing procedures, the information of the zone of pro...
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The topic of this paper is how to create feedback reports to schools based on PISA 2009 data in a way that supports the schools in improving the quality of learning and teaching. The key question is how to estimate an expected achievement score per school based on an ESCS school index, which can be compared to the school average achievement. PISA 2...
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Over the last decade particular emphasis has been put on the fact that in the classroom teacher is the one making the difference (OECD, 2005). However Hattie (2009) believes that specific actions of specific teachers are what really make that difference, thus producing effect to students’ learning outcomes. In the domain of mathematics large number...
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Assessment activities in class represent an important aspect of classroom practice. Recently much is debated in respect to formative vs. summative assessment routines and outcomes each provides for the students’ learning (Taras, 2005). It is argued how one of the most important reasons for the complexity of classroom assessment is that it does not...
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The traditional pre-post test experiment design has enabled researchers to study impact of social interaction on learning and development at the wider ontogenetical scale. However, some researchers rejected the pre-post test design and move their focus toward a more detailed and qualitative analysis of the process of social interaction in order to...
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As Tartas et al. (2010) note in the majority of classrooms around the world students are suppose to acquire knowledge via close and often silent attention paid to teachers’ displays of language and semiotic tools intended to convey knowledge. Thus communication behaviours utilized by the teacher play a strategic role in students learning outcomes (...
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William James proposed a psychological study of religion examining people's religious experiences, and to see in what sense these were good for them. The recent developments of psychology of religion moved far from that initial proposition. In this paper, we propose a sociocultural perspective to religion that renews with that initial stance. After...
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U ovom tekstu razmatram dve međusobno povezane teme. Prva se odnosi na ulogu ekonomskog sektora u razvoju obrazovanja. Tu želim da pokažem da ekonomski sektor, kao i mnogi drugi sektori u društvu, treba da bude uključen u donošenje odluka o razvoju obrazovnog sistema. Ali, on ne može biti jedino što se uzima u obzir pri donošenju odluka. Druga tema...
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Bazične emocije kao što su bes, tuga, strah i sreća su osnovne ljudske emocije, verovatno univerzalne i oblikovane evolucijom i biologijom. Međutim, za razliku od životinja, ljudi su kreativna bića, a najviši izraz ljudske kreativnosti je kultura. Svesno ili nesvesno ljudi prihvataju najveći deo svoje kulture koja na taj način oblikuje i naše emoci...
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Since 2000, general education in Serbia has been passing through significant reform processes, which have been subsequently connected with various dilemmas. Although the reform process has changed its direction and concept for several times, standards of educational achievements, o students have always been a part of all concepts. First, there were...
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Emotional and cognitive development of personality have mostly been explored independently in the history of psychology. However, in the last decades, there have been more and more frequent arguments in favour of the idea that the emotional relationship between the mother and the child in early childhood, through forming a secure or insecure attach...
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It is argued throughout the literature how teacher factors are essential in understanding and improving education. Hattie (2009) has meticulously demonstrated the issue in an extensive review of meta-analyses of factors affecting pupils’ outcomes; reporting most of the factors that have moderate to large effect sizes are the classroom-level interve...
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The aim of this paper is to highlight and discuss advantages and constraints of different methods applied within the field of children's thinking studies, through the test of the repeated question hypothesis validity, using the conservation of liquid task. In our perspective, the Piagetian interview is an ecologically valid context for externalizat...
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Osnovni cilj ovog rada je da se proveri hipoteza o uticaju socioekonomskog statusa učenika (SES) na njihova obrazovna postignuća. Veliki broj istraživačkih nalaza ukazuje na pozitivnu povezanost između SES učenika i njihovih obrazovnih postignuća, uključujući i nalaze PISA studije, tj. da učenici sa višim SES u proseku imaju viša obrazovna postignu...
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In the past decade Serbian education system is undergoing changes at all levels; whereas one of the key policy issues is related to the change of dominant modes of teachers’ classroom practice. Previous attempts to change dominant traditional classroom practices were not based on sufficient research findings. The goal of this research study is to p...
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Logical Operations Test (BLOT) was developed for assessing the transition to formal operational thinking. BLOT is a 35 item multiple-choice test which examines all of the operations which comprise the logico-mathematical structure of formal operations in Piaget's theory. The test was translated into Serbian and used in previously reported research....
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U radu se razmatra značaj pojmovne metafore i njena upotreba unutar psihologije. Predloženo je mesto koje pojmovna metafora može imati u okviru socio-kulturnog pristupa prilikom interpretacije psiholoških fenomena kao nešto što kulturološki posreduje naše iskustvo. Pojmovna metafora, vigotskijanski shvaćeno, posreduje naše partikularno iskustvo sa...
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vršeno istraživanje (škola), ali i sadržaja korišćenog zadatka. Kvalitativna analiza socijalne interakcije pomogla nam je da razumemo tok gru-pnog donošenja odluka. Pronašli smo nekoliko mehanizama koji govore o tome kako deca menjaju svoju prvobitnu odluku u trijadi (pozivanje na mišljenje auto-riteta, konverzaciona pasivnost, pravilo većine itd.)...
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Throughout the literature it has been recognized that understanding the lens, through which teachers envision their role in the teaching/learning process is one of crucial factors contributing educational outcomes; however the field does not exhibit a unanimous approach in how to treat either teacher beliefs on teaching, or the practices exhibited....