Kamila Urban

Kamila Urban
Slovak Academy of Sciences | SAV · Institute for Research in Social Communication

PhD

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Metacognition and motivation are considered key facets of self‐regulation in various contexts. Recent studies identified a link between metacognition and creative performance, with metacognitively aware students performing more creatively and exhibiting higher levels of intrinsic and identified extrinsic motivation. The present study aims to examin...
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Implementing new school reforms in school practice is extremely challenging mostly because of teacher resistance to change, or uncertainty, fear, or nostalgia for the previous curriculum. Since 2016 a new preschool curriculum including a new early literacy curriculum has been in force in Slovakia. The aim of the study is to assess how well teachers...
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The relationship between metacognition and intrinsic motivation and the relationship between intrinsic motivation and creativity are well established in the current research. However, little is known about the role of metacognition in extrinsic motivation and the results of correlational analyses between metacognition and creative outcomes are ofte...
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Vzdelávacia oblasť Jazyk a komunikácia v ŠVP (2016) je postavená na koncepcii rozvoja gramotnosti v jazykovo (gramotne) podnetnom prostredí. Takéto prostredie sa vyznačuje tým, že dieťa sa prirodzene oboznamuje s písanou rečou a získava potrebné skúsenosti, vedomosti a schopnosti cez čítanie textov rôznych žánrov a následnú prácu s textom. Kapitola...
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The unskilled and unaware effect occurs when low‐performing individuals overestimate their performance, while high performers underestimate it. The aim of the present study was to examine an occurrence of the unskilled and unaware effect in a self‐assessment of creative performance, linking this phenomenon to creative metacognition (CMC) research....
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Čitateľská gramotnosť sa zákonite spája aj s využívaním čitateľských stratégií. Dobrého čitateľa spoznáme podľa toho, ako dokáže spárovať vhodnú stratégiu s učebnou (či čitateľskou) situáciou. Hlavným cieľom predloženej kapitoly je preto ponúknuť učiteľom možnosti, ako u svojich žiakov rozvíjať vyššie úrovne spracovania informácií z čítaného textu...
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In contrast to traditional students, post-traditional students follow a broken path through the education system. Therefore, they are older when studying and often have jobs and families. The aim of the present study was to investigate motivation and personality character traits in 67 adult learners (part-time students) and 84 traditional students...
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Accurate self-evaluation leads to better regulation of learning and better performance in elementary school children and acts as a predictor of future academic success. The present study investigates the conditions under which preschoolers’ self-evaluation accuracy can be enhanced. In the empirical research, 111 children were assigned to one of fou...
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Preschool children are generally inaccurate at evaluating past and predicting future performance. The present study examines the effect of performance feedback on the accuracy of preschoolers' predictive judgments and tests whether performance feedback acts as an anchor for postdictive judgments. In Experiment 1, preschool children (n = 40) solved...
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Self-direction and self-regulation also relate to the idea and the conception of a university. It is important to clear out what expectations and what tasks are students required to complete during their journey through courses. Teachers could affect student approaches to learning especially by choosing stimulating and effective methods, for exampl...
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The aim of the present study is to monitor the effectiveness of a new conception of early literacy curriculum (in force since September 2016) which provides-unlike the previous one-a wide range of purposeful literacy practices and literacy events. The study compares graduates of previous early childhood literacy curriculum (tested in June 2016) wit...
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Objectives: The aim of the study is to investigate reading comprehension and metacomprehension as they occur in preschool age in relation to sociocultural environment of the family, in comparison with traditional predictors of beginning reading acquisition represented by several indicators of phonological awareness. Participants and setting: A gro...
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Social isolation and the loss of control associated with the COVID-19 lockdown led to elevated levels of perceived stress in many countries. The present study examines the effectiveness of 13 different coping strategies (SVF-78) and the personality trait grit (Grit-S) on perceptions of stress (PSS-10) in 438 participants (362 women, Mage = 33.45 ye...
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The aim of the educational materials is to improve the theoretical and practical preparation of pre graduate and graduate students of psychology. Materials provides in depth coverage of basic principles of motor, cognitive, social and emotional changes in different development periods, as well as of atypical development, variation, neurodevelopment...
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Specific language impairment (SLI; developmental dysphasia) is a language disorder in which a child has delayed linguistic abilities but no hearing impairment or other developmental delay. The aim of the present study is to describe the cognitive profile in the SON-R2½-7 test battery of children with developmental dysphasia aged 2 and half to 7 yea...
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Career guidance and counseling have been gaining importance in the last ten years. Given the changes in the labor market and the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the young person must be prepared for these changes. The research aimed, as a part of the broader and long-term scientific scope, to evaluate the situation of career counseling...
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The free association method is often employed in marketing research to investigate perceptions of a particular product or brand in different socio-cultural groups of customers. In our research, international and domestic students produced free associations in response to photographs of outdoor billboards from two different locations in one city (ci...
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Metacognition plays an important role in students' learning. Students need to know how to choose the proper learning strategy and how to plan, monitor, evaluate and regulate their learning. Developing students' metacognition requires practice and feedback. Role of the teachers is to provide instructions in management of learning strategies to stude...
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The self-regulated learning (SRL) emphasizes an autonomy and a control over student’s learning and as such, SRL depends on the metacognitive abilities of the learner. Metacognitive knowledge allows choosing a proper strategy in order to reach a learning goal of the student. Metacognitive regulation is important for the implementation of this strate...
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Higher fluid intelligence leads to better accuracy in metacognitive monitoring, but in school-age this influence is moderated by the child’s development and education. The goal of the study is to examine the interaction between fluid intelligence and performance feedback or calibration feedback on monitoring accuracy in 88 preschool children. The c...
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Objectives: Metacognitive monitoring in preschool children plays an important role in the further learning process and help seeking. The aim of the present study is to determine whether the preschool children are able to monitor their performance while solving cognitive tasks (1). What is the relationship between the accuracy of metacognitive monit...
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The previous research found that accuracy of metacognitive monitoring affects school performance. The more accurate children monitor their performance, the more effectively can set the learning strategies. However, in preschool age the overconfidence persist. In our research with preschool children from socio-economically disadvantage background (S...
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The present study analyses the social representation of women and men in ten contemporary Slovak musical films aimed at children (Spievankovo, Fíha-tralala, Smejko a Tanculienka). An analysis of the internal and external features attributed to “men”, “women”, “boys”, and “girls” has revealed, in line with previous research, that men are associated...
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Self-regulated learning is a process of learning in which students control the process of acquiring the knowledge. The students determine the learning goals, plan strategy and monitor the results of learning. Metacognitive monitoring is the key process of self-regulated learning. Inaccurate monitoring leads to lower performance of students while th...
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The Hand Test is primarily recognized as a measure of aggressive behaviour or psychopathology. This article offers an overview of its additional use on children populations and describes developmental aspects of its use. In our study a clinical sample of 151 children (aged between 10 to 18 with psychosomatic illness – headaches, stomach pain, psych...
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The proposed paper is focused on the analysis of National educational programme for primary education from the viewpoint of development of self-regulated learning. We are focused on whether teachers are lead through educational standards to develop children‘s metacognition. According to the analysis, we concluded that although the standards use phr...
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There are not many diagnostic tools nowadays to measure the cognitive abilities of preschool children. We have chosen the test battery TEKO (Winkelmann, Váryová, Mikulajová, 1996). The test has its origin in observations of J. Piaget. Our goal was to analyze the changes in cognitive abilities of children from four to six years old through Piaget’s...

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The aim of the project is to monitor the long-term effects of the new concept of pre-primary language education on the development of several indicators of language literacy. The main focus will be on the language and cognitive precursors of the development of reading literacy in interaction with non-cognitive factors, monitored in the continuity from preschool to younger school age with a specific focus on several characteristics of the family and kindergarten environment. These will be represented in the project by the level of implementation of the national curriculum the State educational program for pre-primary education in preschools, ESCS and cognitive, metacognitive and non-cognitive stimulating online environment. Methodologically, the project will compare specific research sample with several reference groups monitored in 2016-2019. The examination of the long-term effects of ESCS will be supplemented by the secondary analyses of relevant data from PIRLS and PISA testing.