The phylogeny of qualitative pedagogical research methodology in Hungary by means of four educational research journals between 2011 and 2015

This study aims to fit into the row of papers investigating the phylogeny of qualitative pedagogical research methodology in Hungary and continues the endeavor initiated in Sántha’s studies in 2009 and 2016. Issues of four Hungarian educational research journals (Iskolakultúra, Új Pedagógiai Szemle, Magyar Pedagógia, Pedagógusképzés) published between 2011 and 2015 have been investigated aiming the revelation of the current state of qualitative pedgogical research methodology in Hungary. The study also intends to point out the connections between the Hungarian and international qualitative trends. Studies have been processed by qualitative content analysis following combined (deductive and inductive) logics and the text corpora have been investigated with the hierarchy of main and subcodes. The results have been sorted out into three groups: articles concerning the theoretical background of qualitative studies, empirical studies analysing the applicability of qualitative methods and reviews. This study aims to contribute to the aspirations emerging for the systematization of the Hungarian qualitative pedagogical research methodology.

Keywords: educational journals, qualitative research methods, qualitative content analysis

The Use of Digital Storytelling in Teaching of Science-related Contents

There is an increasing need in the education for integrating technology-based practices into the curriculum. Digital Storytelling is a new method, that allows students to combine storytelling and usage of ICT-tools in the learning process, it provides an opportunity for students to create multimodal narratives. Students learn not only how to use digital techniques, but also to create unique stories, that avoke attention and interest among their classmates in a powerfully way, and provide an effective communication about the main topic in the classroom. Most of the examinations has been implemented related subjects like language arts, literature and history. The advantages of the method has been increasingly used as well as related developing of critical thinking, problem solving and language learning skills (Chun-Ming et al. 2011, Yang, Wu, 2012, Abdel-Hack, Helwa 2014) such as enhancing motivation (Abdolmanafi-Rokni, Qarajeh 2014) and learning achievement (Smeda et al. 2014). The aim of this paper is to present how digital storytelling can be used as a creative method among high school students in geography lessons. Quantitative and qualitative instruments, including digital story evaluation rubric were implemented to examine, what kind of strategies students used to select images and informations to design and create their digital stories, and how they used their ICT-tools to meet technical attributes of digital stories. The main question of our examination was if there is a causal relationship between the individual learning characteristics of students like cognitive style or digital literacy and their willingness and engaging to use digital storytelling as learning tool. The findings from the analysis of students-produced stories revealed that students did well in their projects.

Keywords: digital storytelling, cognitive style, digital competence, methodology

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Jun 2017
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Innovatív tanulás és tanítás: miért fontos ez a 21. századi oktatásban

A cikk egyrészt kísérletet tesz a tanári tanulás és szakmai fejlődés jelenleg folyó kutatásainak feltárására, valamint ennek összekapcsolására azzal, hogy milyen változások szükségesek a 21. század iskolájában. A tanulmány a tanárok felgyorsult tanulási folyamatáról számol be innovatív tanulási környezetben, amely megköveteli az együttműködést, a kísérletezést és a saját mindennapos gyakorlat folytonos megkérdőjelezését. A tanulmány következtetése az, hogy szükség van a sikeres pedagógiai és technológiai innovációk gyakorlatának terjesztésére, a tanári tanulás további ösztönzésére annak érdekében, hogy jobb eredményeket érjünk el a jövő társadalmában a jövő iskoláiban a jövő tanulóinál.

Keywords: tanári tanulás, tanárok szakmai fejlődése, innováció, változás az oktatásban, 21. századi készségek

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Jun 2017
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The establishment and development of a system of physical training in Kazakhstan army

The paper describes the stages and chronology of physical training system development in the Republic of Kazakhstan Army. Close connection between the system of physical training and the development of the armed forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan was shown. Also, the opinion on the nature and organization/management of physical training changes with time, depending on the development of the country’s military doctrine. The main stages of physical training system development were determined on the basis of the appropriate regulatory documents analysis.

Keywords: Republic of Kazakhstan, military doctrine, armed forces, physical training, sports, periodization, military personnel, service manual

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Mar 2017
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Current issues concerning the label market (re)integration of people with disabilities in the context of adult education – Part 2.

Examining the training opportunities for disabled adults is justifiable for several reasons. The economic activity of the disabled people is very low, their employment is significally lower than the employment indicators of the society’s majority and the employment data from the European Union average. The low employment rate of the target group can be explained by their relatively low qualification. The role of adult education therefore – both in training and in terms of over- and training forward – is very dominant. The most important step for their 98 English abstracts 2016/4. English abstracts integration to the labour market is the improvement of their employment, which can be reached primarily by their integration into the training. For this, the accessible educational-training infrastructure, special trained experts, providing increased personal, material and methodological conditions are essential. During in my work and my research it was clearly demonstrated that interpretation problems can be experienced in the legal obligation’s implication and providing equal access is solved only in rare cases. The main cause of this, the adult education institutions does not have the physical conditions for the effective training for the disabled people and preparedness of the experts at these institutions are deficient in the area providing equal access. We can highlight from the EU and other international organizations’ lifelong learning concept that the adult education should serve for both economic and social goals.

Keywords: special andragogy, people with disabilities, reduced capacity to work, adult education, multiculturalism and adult education

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Mar 2017
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Congruence/incongruence between qualification and occupation based on Hungarian and international research results

The matching between qualification and occupation has been investigated in some Hungarian and international research in the last years, taking into accounts the level and field of qualifications. The vertical and horizontal congruence/incongruence test research can be divided into two groups according to the size of population. One group consists of studies that have examined employees for all levels of qualifications, while the other group comprises the research to the employment of graduates. Based on research results incongruent employment is a common phenomenon in most European countries both vertically and horizontally. However, real mismatch can pose a problem, when the employees cannot utilize their skills. Possibly such curriculum is needed that will satisfy the needs of the labour market for transferable skills and specific knowledge as well.

Keywords: congruence, horizontal mismatch, vertical mismatch, higher education, labour market, research results

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Mar 2017
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The erudition image of education policy

The study examines erudition images of the national higher education policy of the present regime. First, it ana – lyzes the characteristics of the post-industrial society and economy. It examines the particularities of education of post-industrial era. Subsequently, the study analyzes the transformation of the role of the university in the intellectuals formation from the medieval university through the humboldtian university (university-type Huboldt) up to the mass university. Finally, the study shows the incidence of few words (intelligentsia, intellectuals formation, erudition, specialist training) in Hungarian higher education laws and the government’s higher education strategy. The author concludes that use of the words of laws and the concept reflects the economic and political movements. After the 2010 change of government in a “re-industrialization” economic policy is observed, which caused a turnaround in education policy towards the specialist erudition image

Keywords: erudition images, post-industrial era, intellectuals formation, professional intellectuals

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Mar 2017
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Empirical research on the Hungarian sports qualifications system – Part II.

In the first part of the present study published in the Neveléstudomány journal no.2/2016 (DOI: 10.21549/NTNY.15.2016.3.7) we described the research methods, discussed the concept of qualifications framework, presented the existing sports qualification programmes, as well as examined the historical development of these in vocational, higher and adult education settings. The second part of the study focuses on the qualifications in non-formal settings, also exploring the social partners’ views on the qualifications framework, and presents the conclusions of the two-part article.

Keywords: qualifications system, qualifications framework, competence, learning outcomes, labour market,

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Dec 2016
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The emotional map of teacher’s society

This study is one part of a larger research project and focuses on the explorative and descriptive approach of teachers’ emotional characteristics. Nowadays the role of the emotional intelligence in successful everyday life is a widely known fact (Goleman, 2008; Ciarrochi et al., 2001). It is also well known that the teachers’ profession and the stressors based on their jobhave it’s ownpattern. Hungarian teachers are vulnerable by burn out syndrome caused by the frequent changes, hygienic work factors, the prestige of the job role and many other issues. Emotional competencies play important role by preventing burn out, or by efficiency and by managing challenges. The aim of this study is to describe the character of teachers’ emotional intelligence: how high their emotional intelligence is, how their characteristics exactly appear; what are their strengths and where they need interventions to manage weaknesses. This study shows whether there are differences among teachers in their emotional competencies depending on sex, age, educational level, work experience or type of their workplace. Data were collected during 2014 and the sample contains 496 teachers; they came from all over the country and from every kind of institutions. Based on this quasi representative sample we can describe strong tendencies about Hungarian teachers’ emotional attributes. This study is a kind of status report about the situation of spring 2014 which allows us to give the emotional map of the Hungarian teacher’s society. Based on our findings we can highlight some intervention points which can help teachers to be more effective in their daily and working life.

Keywords: emotional intelligence, teachers’ society, emotional attributes

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Dec 2016
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Empirical research on the Hungarian sports qualifcations system – Part 1.

The paper is part of a PhD research analysing certain characteristics of qualifications systems. The hypothesis that the transition of qualifications is also a kind of evolutional process seems to be right: some qualifications discontinue, new ones are established, while some continue under the same or slightly different name. The analysis of sport qualifications system was an interesting and grateful job for several reasons: this field has a limited number of qualifications (in the formal sector), which are present on almost all levels of education from vocational education and training to higher education; moreover, sport (including one of the main training institution) has recently received a priority support, which also had an impact on the qualifications system. Throughout showing the history, types and levelling of qualifications, the paper shows examples on what reasons may lead to the failure of a qualification or how others may succeed. The author’s main field of study is the analysis of qualifications systems and qualifications frameworks – she follows the topic by being a member of the EQF Advisory Group on the one hand and by participating in the Hungarian implementation process on the other hand – this is now supplemented by a micro level analysis of the sport qualifications system.

Keywords: qualifications system, qualifications framework, competence, learning outcomes, labour market

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Oct 2016
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