International Research Journal for Quality in Education

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International Research Journal for Quality in Education

Attitude, commitment and accountability of teachers towards class management in CCE

Meenatchi K. and Baskaran D.

Page No: 1-3

The present paper attempts to highlight the class management mechanisms adopted by the teachers to ensure implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in schools.

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Polish Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: A Case Study Report

Agnieszka Karpińska

Page No: 4-8

The purpose of the study is the attempt to present the empirical aspects of raising children by parents with intellectual disabilities. The author describes the methodology of qualitative case study and the research report and results after analysis of 5 Polish parents (3 females and 2 males) with mild intellectual disabilities (IQ 70-50). The main research question was: What are the concepts of parenthood held parents with intellectual disabilities? How do intellectually disabled adults’ function in their roles of parents?

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Outcome based education and student learning in survey course of an autonomous institution

Shimola K., Sumathi R. and Prasanna Kumar R.

Page No: 9-13

Outcome based education (OBE) refers organizing and aligning the educational system towards a set of goals which are essential for all students to be attained at the end of the course/their learning experiences. In this paper, OBE has been implemented for survey course in Civil Engineering Department of an Autonomous Institute. The Department has developed a clear set of learning outcomes for each course around which all of the systems components are focused. OBE establishes the conditions and opportunities within the system that enable and encourage all students to achieve those essential outcomes.

Based on the Programme Outcomes and Programme Educational Objectives, the survey Course Outcomes and Topic Outcomes are formulated. Learning Outcomes are assessed with Programme Articulation Matrix, Course Articulation Matrix and Bloom’s Taxonomy level. All the programme assessment methods are listed out and the assessment tasks are evaluated. The average grade attainment level for the survey course is 41.53%. It is observed that most of the programme attributes are met and lead to the conclusion that OBE approach is successfully implemented in the institute.

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Progress in Students' Critical Thinking Skills and Motivation based on the Implementation of Discovery Learning modified with Think Pair Share Learning Model

Zulfa Fatma, Hasanuddin, Safrida, Nurlena Andalia and Muhammad Zulfajri

Page No: 14-19

This study aimed to understand the effect of Discovery Learning modified with Think Pair Share (DL/TPS) learning model for upper secondary school student's critical thinking skills and their motivation in learning the human circulatory system. This study used a quantitative descriptive approach with research design of pre-test/post-test control group. The research instruments were pre-test and post-test questions to evaluate the students' critical thinking skills and a questionnaire to assess the students' motivation in learning. A hypothesis testing of average post-test score about students' critical thinking skills from control and experimental classes was obtained with the value of tcal (4.34) > ttab (1.67).

This result shows that there was a significant difference between the evaluation score for students' critical thinking skills from the control and DL/TPS and control classes. Then, a hypothesis testing of students' motivation score from DL/TPS and control classes was obtained with the value of tcal (8.07) > ttab (1.67) in which the significant difference about the motivation of students from control and experimental classes was validated. Therefore, DL/TPS learning model can enhance the critical thinking skills and motivation of students in science subjects.

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Ethnography of Education and Re-education: A Triad of Threads and Traps

Beata Borowska-Beszta

Page No: 20-29

This study is a theoretical analysis of two dimension of ethnography in social sciences discipline education as educational and re-educational ethnography related to three contexts of conceptualization: as a method, methodology and product from the social research, not necessarily a written one. Particular attention has been focused on theoretical assumptions, characteristics and specifics of ethnographies of education and re-education.

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Cinematherapy as a Part of the Education and Therapy of People with Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Disorders and as a Tool for Personal Development

Mateusz Smieszek

Page No: 30-34

The review paper aims at presenting a look at ways, forms and usefulness of cinematherapy in the education and therapy of people with disabilities and people with mental disorders. I will analyze the usefulness of cinematherapy in different areas of education and therapy. The study also briefly comments on the most significant features that describe cinematherapy. Subsequently, it will go on to benefits of using cinematherapy as a tool for personal development.

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