Do Curriculum Changes Influence Students' Achievements?

Višnić, Svjetlana (2013) Do Curriculum Changes Influence Students' Achievements?. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

The thesis deals with achievements of elementary school students in geography teaching, and changes conditioned by adopting a new curriculum in 2006. In this context student achievement has a double meaning - represents a clearly defined competencies that students should acquire at the end of the analyzed period, and the achievement goals and measure of their achievement. Comparison of two curriculums will determine the educational outcomes in analyzed period have changed. Uniform statistical analysis of written checks in the twelve year period will show how much levels of expected knowledge, skills and abilities in total have changed, how do they change through the education cycle and how the change impact each dimension of knowledge in the field of geography. Achievements are compared in the period from 1999 to 2013 on a sample of 5th-8th graders of Dubovac elementary school in Karlovac. The survey examines how the level of achievement of educational outcomes was influenced by the organization of teaching, and the emphasis is placed on functional knowledge/skills and permanent knowledge at the end of education cycle.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: functional knowledge, geography class, curriculum, geography competition, educational outcomes, students' achievements
Supervisor: Curić, Zoran
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 79
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 13:02
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 22:26
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1376

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