Student-Centred Instruction in Science and Technology: a Model of Factors at Organizational and Individual Levels

  • Petra Pejić Papak University of Rijeka, Faculty of Teacher Education
  • Milena Valenčič Zuljan University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education
  • Darjo Zuljan University of Primorska, Faculty of Education
Keywords: student-centred instruction; science and technology; four-factor model; professional development; stimulating environment

Abstract

To achieve the goals of modern science and technology
teaching, it is vital to organize student-centred instruction (SCI). The
organization of SCI requires the teacher’s ability to organize cognitively
challenging teaching in a stimulating environment. The fundamental purpose
of the study was to determine whether the teacher’s organization of SCI was
related to factors at the school level (organizational context) and factors at the
individual level (individual context). We designed a model comprising four
sets of factors. The results show a statistically significant correlation between
SCI and all four sets of factors.

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Published
2021-12-13
How to Cite
Pejić Papak P., Valenčič Zuljan M., & Zuljan D. (2021). Student-Centred Instruction in Science and Technology: a Model of Factors at Organizational and Individual Levels. Journal of Elementary Education, 14(4), 501-517. https://doi.org/10.18690/rei.14.4.501-517.2021

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