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Word processor in Slovene lessons

Simona Pezdir (2019) Word processor in Slovene lessons. MSc thesis.

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    Amongst gaining other skills, students in primary school are also becoming literate. In a modern society, being literate means more than being able to read and write. A variety of literacies or competencies have appeared and some of them are crucial for the functioning of modern people. Some of them are connected with the use of computers and other digital technologies. Computers have been a part of our private and public world, and there is a number of arguments in the school field about their efficient use at school. One of the fields of use is also the pupils' use of word processor. The aim of this research was to find out in what amount working with word processors and presentation-making programmes is included in primary school, specifically in Slovene lessons. It also tries to determine the teachers’ opinions about the most suitable conditions to implement these activities, and it is interested in the reasons for not including students' work with word processors and presentation-making programmes. In order to determine this, a qualitative research was conducted – the materials for language lessons of Slovene were examined; a quantitative research by a survey was also performed amongst elementary generalist teachers and specialist teachers of Slovene. The finding showed that the materials for Slovene lessons support the use of word processor and in a smaller amount also the presentation-making program. The teachers’ answers support this finding. The word processor is mentioned in the school curriculum for Slovene, but despite this, the teachers believe that the person responsible for these topics is a teacher of Computer science. More than half of the teachers from the second triad and more than half of the specialist teachers of Slovene introduce the word processor to pupils. A little concerning is the information that the teachers from these two groups believe that the pupils know how to use word processors from before – the results of ICILS research showed that Slovene students are good at guided use of the computer; the percentage falls when critical thinking and independent use are needed. This could also serve as an argument for the thesis that the education system and teachers should systematically guide pupils in the area of computer use, despite the fact that nowadays generations are being born into a technologically developed world. DigComp model with its versions could be helpful in achieving this.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: digital literacy, student’s use of computer, computer in Slovene classes, word processor, presentation-making programme
    Number of Pages: 140
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marja Bešter TurkMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/12363593
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5661
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 09:50
    Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 09:50
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5661

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