Milan Kubiatko

Milan Kubiatko
J. E. Purkyne University Faculty of Education · Deapartment of Preschool and Primary Education

PhD.

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September 2008 - August 2015
Masaryk University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • reseacher, analyzinf of data, quantitative research
October 2007 - August 2008
University of Trnava
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Position
  • didactics of science subjects
Education
October 2004 - September 2007
Comenius University Bratislava
Field of study
  • didactics of biology
September 1999 - May 2004
Comenius University Bratislava
Field of study
  • teacher of Biology - Geography

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Publications (93)
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I would like to thank the editor of the journal for the space to write some words about actual problems of subject didactic. I would like to ask all readers to remember, this is not a classic scientific text, it is only short reflection for the actual situation in subject didactic as it is perceived by the author of this text. Current subject or di...
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Plants are crucial parts of ecosystems but are traditionally considered boring and difficult by students. It is therefore not clear whether factual knowledge about plants contributes to building positive attitudes and interest in botany. We investigated whether factual knowledge about monocotyledonous plants is associated with secondary students' a...
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Biodiversity is the result of long-term evolution. It is one of the fundamental global problems of today as it is declining in space and time. The aim of this research was to determine the relationship of man and nature and to analyze the influence of variables such as gender, age, pet ownership, cultivation of plants, and perception of popular and...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the inter-relationships among students’ self-esteem, bullying victimization/perpetration behaviours, and perceived parental support, with a focus on how self-esteem mediates the association of parental support and bullying behaviours and how bullying mediates the association of parental support and self-este...
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We can define three main factors that become an obstacle on the way of the development of new basketball professionals: insufficient development of certain educational factors; tobacco consumption and the decrease of health quality and activity that is associated with it; engagement with Internet activities. The absence of at least one of these fac...
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Children’s concept of biological phenomena differs from scientific thought in many aspects. The revelation of wrong concepts contributes to better education, especially when that information is described in a specific field of science. Not only children, but also adults often use anthropomorphic and theological explanations to express their ideas,...
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Critical Thinking is a generally recognized educational ideal at all levels of the educational process. This study validated the critical thinking test on Slovak conditions. Data were collected from 50 respondents studying at university. Bachelor's and Master's students from all grades, aged 21 to 36 (x = 23.00; SD = 2.84) were represented. Model f...
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Attitudes toward science are more frequently explored than attitudes toward particular science subjects, such as biology. In many countries, however, biology is taught separately from other science subjects. The main aim of this investigation was to detect students' attitudes towards biology, by using a questionnaire as a research tool. Moreover, t...
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The topic of alcohol consumption among young people is not a new one. In this paper we investigated the chemical and behavioral effects of alcohol consumption. It belongs to an area of research ofplethora of psychologists, sociologists, teachers, etc. There are some differences depending on the country of origin, yet this problem has not been resol...
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The climate belongs amongst the most critical dimensions that influences to effective teaching and learning. In terms of science subjects, the climate is rarely discussed in researches all over the world. The main aim of the research was to adapt a research tool regarding the climate in science subjects. The research sample consisted of 121 pupils...
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Motivation toward learning is crucial factor for the students from the beginning of their education and motivation toward learning is changing during education of students and the motivation is influences by many factors. The main aims of the research was to find out the motivation of high school students toward learning, the personality traits of...
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Genetics is one of the very quickly developing disciplines and it influences all living people. Attitudes and perception of this field of science can influence motivation to studying genetics and it can create current or future participation in this topic. The main aim was to find out what high school students perceptions were of genetics by the us...
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Cieľom výskumu bolo zistiť predstavy žiakov druhého stupňa základných škôl o vylučovacej a endokrinnej sústave. Predvýskumu sa zúčastnilo 78 respondentov a hlavného výskumného šetrenia 204 respondentov. Ako výskumný nástroj slúžil obrys ľudského tela, do ktorého respondenti zakresľovali požadované informácie. Ďalším cieľom bolo determinovať vplyv v...
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The purpose of the study is ‘’to determine the perceptions of school administrators with regard to social capital through metaphors.’’ For this purpose, to produce metaphors for the ‘’Social Capital’’ concept has been requested from the school administrators. A qualitative research method is used in this research and the study group consists of 18...
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Modern ecological crisis threatens the sustainability of human civilization. Awareness and education for probable disaster risk reduction give greater urgency to the issue of decreasing industrial failure rates associated with basic manufacturing activities and, consequently, improving the training in this area. The authors have highlighted the fea...
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1799 prospective elementary and prospective science teachers from six countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey) participate in the study about the level of motivation toward science courses, pedagogy courses and self-efficacy. The most important findings were that choosing educational career as the first choice o...
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ABSTRACT: Background: 1799 prospective elementary and prospective science teachers from six countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey) participate in the study about the level of motivation toward science courses, pedagogy courses and self-efficacy. Material and methods: The most important findings were that choos...
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The main aim of our research was to determine whether the teacher is one of the factors influencing students’ perception of biology as a school subject. The study also aimed to identify the influence of certain other factors in this regard, specifically: students’ gender and place of residence, the number of biology teachers who have taught the stu...
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Chemistry is a school subject that is not viewed favorably among pupils. Before we can improve pupils' attitudes toward chemistry, it is important to find out the problem as to why the attitudes are relatively negative. The research was focused on Czech lower secondary and secondary grammar school pupils’ attitudes to the subject of chemistry. Also...
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Dear readers, I would like to thank for the space for writing a short reflection about one of the problems, which is occurring in education. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are considered a tool, which could help understanding of the curriculum by the pupils and also the attitude toward any school subject will be better, when ICT a...
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The goal of the research survey was to determine whether the teacher represents one of the possible factors which influence the perception of the subject (attitude to it) using the example of Science among lower-secondary students. In the research survey, 261 students of the 9th grade participated. To fulfil the goals of the research survey a quest...
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The revelation of misconceptions contributes to better education, especially when that information is described in a specific field of science. Additionally, genetics is one of very problematic topics, and misconceptions appear there frequently as there are difficult interconnections among them. The main aim of the study was to explore high school...
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The water birds are inseparable part of the environment and ecosystems. This group of birds has got an important role in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems make them sensitive indicators of the health of these environments. The main aim of the study was to find out the attitudes toward and knowledge about water birds among lower secondary school...
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The developing countries are hiding potential risk in many considerations (e.g. migration). The study is focused on the lower secondary school pupils’ knowledge about developing ountries. Costs and benefits associated with the problematic of the study are in the presentation of pupils’ knowledge about developing countries. It provides not only iden...
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Dear readers of our journal, this issue included many interesting and also important articles, which can shift the problematic of education in the more prospective way. I am very thankful to editor of the journal for the space how to express ideas about current problems of education. The science education is fighting with a relatively big problem....
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The purpose of this study was to develop a scale for measuring teachers' perceptions towards ICTs in teaching-learning process in the classroom. The sample of the study consisted of volunteering Turkish teachers (n = 200). This study developed a new scale for measuring teachers' perceptions towards ICTs in teaching-learning process. In order to tes...
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The purpose of this study was to develop a scale for measuring teachers' perceptions towards ICTs in teaching-learning process in the classroom. The sample of the study consisted of volunteering Turkish teachers (n = 200). This study developed a new scale for measuring teachers' perceptions towards ICTs in teaching-learning process. In order to tes...
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Příspěvek v první řadě poskytuje příklad, jak pracovat se sémantickým diferenciálem, v druhé řadě je zaměřen na zjištění postojů k chemii na základě dat získaných prostřednictvím sémantického diferenciálu. Chemie patří mezi málo oblíbené školní předměty, jak v domácím, tak i zahraničním prostředí. Na zkoumání vnímání chemie se nejčastěji používají...
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Likert scales belong to often used research techniques in the researches focused on education. Because of this fact, the study is focused on the presentation of using and evaluation of Likert scales. The first part of the text provides the basic information about this type of scales, their creation and using. The second and third part are crucial,...
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In this study, it is aimed to describe pre-service teachers’s perceptions of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine). The gender, the age, the trust in doctor, the number of suffered diseases and the number of CAM techniques were determined as the variables in the study. The participants of the research were 315 students from the education fac...
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I would like to thank the editor of the journal, who gave me space to write some sentences about some actual problems of education. I am interested in science education, so the problems occurring in science education are close to me. So I would like to introduce you some problems of science subjects, which are well known, but solutions are searched...
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The animal migration is one of the natural processes and is important not only for animals but also for people. Although this process is inseparable part of the nature, its incorporation into curriculum is on low level, not only in Czech Republic, but also in many other countries. The aim of the research was to identify lower secondary school stude...
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I would like to thank the editor for the space to share my ideas about the selected problems of education. One of them is relative independence of college world and the world of elementary and high schools. There are in brief form described relative problems and suggested the possibilities how to solve them. What is the importance of research studi...
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The research is focused on finding differences in opinions on euthanasia between seniors and university students. The influence of independent variables on euthanasia, namely the influence of gender, religion and health, was examined. In addition, the research concentrates on the influence of study fields, i.e. the difference between students at a...
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Cross national study on opinions on science teaching was revealed on a sample of 1799 (596 males, 1203 females) pre-service elementary and science teachers' enrolled in various departments at selected universities in Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. Three factors explaining 43.4% of variance were extracted from a p...
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Cross national study on opinions on science teaching was revealed on a sample of 1799 (596 males, 1203 females) pre-service elementary and science teachers' enrolled in various departments at selected universities in Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. Three factors explaining 43.4% of variance were extracted from a p...
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Chemistry is an important subject due to understanding the composition and structure of the things around us. The main aim of the study was to find out the perception of chemistry by lower secondary school pupils. The partial aims were to find out the influence of gender, year of study and favorite subject on the perception of chemistry. The sample...
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Cross national study on opinions on science teaching was revealed on a sample of 1799 (596 males, 1203 females) pre-service elementary and science teachers’ enrolled in various departments at selected universities in Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. Three factors explaining 43.4% of variance were extracted from a p...
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Záujem žiakov o prírodovedné predmety celosvetovo klesá a žiaci ako dôvody nezáujmu uvádzajú náročnosť a nedôležitosť daných predmetov pre ich život a budúce povolanie. Cieľom výskumného šetrenia bolo zistiť, aká oblasť z prírodovedných predmetov žiakov zaujíma najviac, a tiež vplyv premenných ako sú gender a vek na záujem o biologické vedy (predpo...
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I would like to thank the editor of the journal, who offered me to write an editorial. When I was thinking about the topic, which would be interesting for the readers of journals, I got more ideas. One of the topics, which is more and more discussed is the problem of publication. Where should the author send his manuscript? He/she should choose a s...
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The misconceptions about different scientific phenomena are persisting from childhood till adulthood and no method managed to transform it into the correct form. The study is focused on finding out the misconceptions about common facts of zoology and also human body. The respondents were 112 university students. Among these respondents were 22 scie...
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The purpose of this study was to measure the freshmen’s level of knowledge about genetics, evolution, human evolution, the nature of science, and opinions on evolution and the presence of non-scientific explanations among Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian and Turkish students. Determination of prior knowledge and pre-conceptions about these issues is imp...
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Investigating predictors of environmental attitudes may bring valuable benefits in terms of improving public awareness about biodiversity degradation and increased pro-environmental behaviour. Here we used an evolutionary approach to study environmental attitudes based on disease-threat model. We hypothesized that people vulnerable to diseases may...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate knowledge structures of pre-service biology teachers on the " organic " concept. The study included two different samples for the first and second stages of the study, respectively. In the first stage, the participants (n=108) completed a word association task and they produced 172 concepts. 22 of the con...
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This monograph outlines and enframes the outcomes of the research projects in didactics for the subjects of biology, geography, and chemistry. This project has been supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (P407/10/0514). Based on a multi-level analysis of skills on the levels of the intended, realised, and achieved curriculum, an entire...
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The problematic of science skills of pupils and students is important to investigate, due to decreasing of attitudes and knowledge of respondents. The presented results are part of bigger investigation, which included the investigation of chemistry, biology and geography teachers on the pupils/students skills. In the study are presented results for...
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Different factors may be influencing the use of information and communication technology (ICT). One of the important factors is age. The society is divided into different groups according to age. A well-known age-based categorization, commonly used especially in the field of economics,, is based on whether people belong to the Millennial Generation...
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The influence of information and communication technologies (ICT) is investigated in the present days on the attitudes toward different school subject by the relatively high number if investigators in the whole world. The research is focused on the finding of the influence of the ownership of ICT and using of ICT on the attitudes toward geography....
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The purpose of this study wasto investigate attitudes of students, inparticular primary school and biology pre-service teachers, towards specific animals in order to determine principal reasons for (dis) liking them. The sample consisted of 309 university students. Two factors were extracted termed “pleasant animals” and "unpleasant animals”. “Unpl...
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The study is focusing on the finding out the children’s perceiving of animals from the view of look and fear. The additional aims were to find out the influence of gender and age on the perceiving of animals from the view of look and fear. The sample size was created by the 27 Czech kindergarten children from two kindergartens. The number of 5 year...
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Do world children draw nature pictures in a certain way? Range of mountains in the background, a sun, couple clouds, a river rising from mountains. Is this type of drawing universal in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper? The sample size from Czech Republic included 33 participants from two kindergartens. They were 5 and 6 y...
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Geography is an important school subject that brings pupils’ description and explanation of social, economic and/or political aspects of the changing world. It has been affirmed that the interest in a subject depends on the attitude to this subject. This study investigates Czech lower secondary school pupils’ perception of geography. The research w...
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Výzkumných prací týkajících se zkoumání postojů žáků k chemii není mnoho. Ve většině případů se jedná o výzkumné práce zaměřené na vliv genderu na utváření postojů k uvedenému předmětu. V předkládané studii byl kromě vlivu genderu zjišťován i vliv ročníku, oblíbeného předmětu a celkový postoj žáků k chemii. Výzkumný vzorek byl tvořen 379 žáky druhé...
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This study investigates 540 Czech lower secondary students' attitudes towards geography. It examined the general influence of gender and grade level on attitudes towards geography with an emphasis on four specific areas in particular: geography as a school subject; geography and the environment; the importance of geography; and the relevance of geo...
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The impact of information and communication technologies on our daily lives has been constantly increasing. This fact influences the modification of attitudes towards information and communication technologies. This study is focused on finding the gender differences in computer attitudes. A questionnaire with 33 Likert´s type items was used in our...
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1799 prospective teachers (596 males, 1203 females), enrolled in various departments (elementary school teaching and science teaching) in selected universi- ties in Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey, answered questionnaire on creativity styles. From the results of present study we can recognize that creativity...
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Předkládaná studie je zaměřena na výzkum postojů studentů českých gymnázií k vyučovacímu předmětu chemie. Klade si za cíl zjistit zejména rozdíl v postojích z hlediska pohlaví, navštěvovaného ročníku a oblíbeného předmětu. Jako výzkumný nástroj byl použit dotazník s pětistupňovými škálovanými položkami Likertova typu, který byl administrován 552 st...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the acceptance of technology among Turkish pre-service teachers using the TAM. This study was carried out with Turkish university students in the fall semester of 2009. Samples of pre-service teachers from two university departments, Science Education and Mathematics Education, were selected. A total of 773 p...
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The pervasive involvement of information and communication technologies and computers in our daily lives influences changes of attitude toward computers. We focused on finding these ecological effects in the differences in computer attitudes as a function of gender and age. A questionnaire with 34 Likert-type items was used in our research. The sam...
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The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish college students' learning approach regarding biology and ecology classes along with the effects of some selected variables (gender, teacher, year of study, grade in biology and grade in ecology) on students' learning approach. The Turkish version of the Learning Approach Questionnaire was utilized f...
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This study focused on investigating students knowledge and misconceptions about birds. The main goal was to find out elementary school pupils' perceptions of birds. Pupils' knowledge and misconceptions were evaluated using a self-constructed knowledge test consisting of 30 questions, twelve of which were open-ended while the rest were multiple choi...
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This study investigated the attitudes and achievements 13/14-year-old pupils’ in palaeontology with respect to school type, gender and pupils’ perception of palaeontology teacher. Palaeontology provides important evidence to support the theory of evolution thus it is important for science educator to understand the attitudes held by their pupils in...
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In this study, we focused on investigation of students’ knowledge and misconceptions about birds. The main goal was to find out elementary school pupils’ perceptions about birds. Pupils’ knowledge and misconceptions were evaulated by the self-constructed knowledge test. The test consisted of 30 questions, twelve of which were open-ended and rest of...
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The project-based learning is a method for imparting students' and pupils' thinking competencies. First reference about project-based learning comes from the beginning of 20th century. Project-based elarning is described by many definitions. Every of these definitions contain solution of a problem by the group of students. By this method is differe...
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This paper focuses on differences of attitudes related to information and communication technologies among Czech university students. Students’ attitudes were evaluated summatively and with respect to gender, grade, and residence. The sample consisted of a total of 316 university students. The data analysis included factor analysis, ANCOVA, ANOVA,...
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This paper focuses on differences of attitudes related to information and communication technologies among Czech and Turkish university students. Student attitudes were evaluated summatively and with respect to gender, year, country, and type of residential area (town/village). Student attitudes were measured by a modified version of the Informatio...
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The poster is about knowledge and attitudes toward butterflies and moosquitoes among elementary school pupils from Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is comparison of popular and unpopular animal.