Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie <p>&nbsp;<strong><em>Vospitanie</em></strong> - <strong>Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice</strong> is an official publication of the “Goce Delcev” University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Stip, Republic of Macedonia. It is published twice yearly. The journal publishes <strong>original scientific papers, short communications, reviews, professional and educational papers </strong>from all fields of advance the empirical, theoretical, and methodological understanding of education and learning. Particularly, papers that are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study and survey of the problems in education.</p> “Goce Delcev” University, Stip , Faculty of Educational Sciences, Republic of Macedonia en-US Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice 1857-5331 Determination of the study program courses contribution to the provided qualifications in relation with the labor market needs using AHP https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4559 <p>The implementation of Quality Assurance System (QAS) in Higher Education in each University varies, depending on multiple different factors and overall the vision, mission and the culture of the institution, covering aspects such as the study programs, courses and their substantial aspect, teaching and learning methodologies and techniques, functional and non-functional relations between the University and the students, research and science, student affairs etc. One of the key aspects is the content of the study program courses (their substantial part) and the relations with the labor market needs. Even though it is not mandatory to use mathematical modeling and/or information technology as a supporting tool, it is inevitable when the research needs to network large amount of data in an automated way, so the final result will be comprehensive enough in taking into consideration all the important parameters. Mathematical modeling technique AHP is applied towards determination of the study program courses that are most efficient in fulfilment of the labor market needs on the one hand and the provided qualifications with the study program on the other.</p> Riste Timovski Tatjana A. Pacemska Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 16 2 9 14 10.46763/JESPT2116209t IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN ELT:THE CASE OF HIGH-SCHOOL BOOKS IN ENGLISH https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4565 <p>The aim of this paper is to show how intercultural communication competence is and can be implemented in English language lessons. It will confirm that the cultural content is present in the students’ books but what is needed is accurate guidance and paying more attention on conducting the lesson in the right manner. &nbsp;Observations are chosen as a research instrument in this study in order to explain in details the cultural component of teaching English as a foreign language. Lesson observations based on action research is a systematic inquiry with the goal of informing practice in a particular situation. It is a way for teachers to discover what works best in their own classroom situation, occupying a midpoint on a continuum from teacher reflection on one end to traditional appraisal lesson observation on the other. The conclusion tells as that there are many challenges that teachers face with when teaching students from different ethnic backgrounds and if the teacher is not familiar with the student's cultural backgrounds they will be faced with difficulties in giving instruction or meeting their learning needs.</p> <p><strong>Ke</strong><strong>y</strong><strong> words: </strong><em>English language, teaching, intercultural competence, culture, communication. </em></p> Natka Jankova Alagjozovska Saska Jovanovska Lidija Kamceva-Panova Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 15 21 10.46763/JESPT21162015ja THE NEED OF AN INDIVIDUALIZED MUSIC THERAPY ASSESSMENT PROFILE IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS FOR A PEDAGOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PERSONALITY OF A GIFTED CHILD https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4779 <p>The main purpose of this academic research is to clarify the need of implementing <strong>IMTAP</strong>- Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile, in the pedagogical and psychological assessment of the personality of a gifted child in the educational process, from the aspect of the special educational needs, through analysis of the obtained results from the assessment of the social segment of the personality of gifted children with <strong>IMTAP</strong> and the results of the testing of the same children with <strong>AMP</strong>- Achievement Motivation Profile used as comparison.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For the first time the <strong>IMTAP</strong> was used in our country, based on the world wide experiences of his use for obtaining relevant data for the global functioning&nbsp; of the child’s personality. It was used with two groups of adolescents: adolescents gifted for fine arts and adolescents gifted for music. Within 20 music-therapy workshops, where the method of active music therapy of <strong>Nordoff &amp; Robbins</strong> and the technique of musical improvisation were applied, we identified the strengths and weaknesses of a personality and successfully tracked the progress of the skill for establishing relationships, as a determined problem in the social-emotional area of one’s personality. The results of the <strong>IMTAP</strong> were compared and statistically analyzed with the results for the social-emotional area of the personality, obtained during the verbal evaluation (self-evaluation) of the two groups of adolescents with <strong>AMP</strong>.The use of <strong>IMTAP</strong> showed the usability of the musical activities as a multi sensor medium and recognizable non-verbal communication and showed that their usage as an instrument for the pedagogical and psychological assessment of the social segment in a gifted child’s personality, allows recognition and tracking of the strengths and weaknesses&nbsp; of the child’s personality from the aspect of the special educational needs.</p> Tomislav Tanevski Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 22 34 10.46763/JESPT21162022t NUMBERS UP TO 10 - MATHEMATICAL GAMES DURING DISTANCE LESSONS https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4781 <p>On 19 October 2020, an epidemic was declared in Slovenia for the second time in that year. We altered teaching to long-distance. First-graders, who just got to know each other in less than two months and became partially aware of what school and teaching are all about, were particularly challenged. Questions began to arise about how to make distance learning as interesting and effective as possible for students at a distance, through computer technology. In mathematics, the number up to 10 is discussed in the first part of the school year. In order for the children to get to know the numbers well, and to be able to imagine them quantitatively, it was necessary to prepare various activities and games, which they performed at home during distance learning and were supposed to help them. Activities included both technology and a lot of movement, as children develop several areas at once through play and movement and also remember more. It turned out that children who regularly performed mathematical activities, after returning to school, had no problems counting, recalling, writing numbers. Well-developed numerical representations also made it easier to understand the size relationships between numbers.</p> Aleksandra Kotnik Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 35 46 10.46763/JESPT21162035k Development of basic mathematical concepts - sense of counting https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4254 <p>We live in a time of transition when many things in life change very quickly. Therefore, we adults and especially young children are exposed to various changes that sometimes affect our and the child's psycho-physical and social development positively or negatively, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves.</p> <p>Very rapid changes also lead to a change in the entire economic system. They are even more pronounced in the educational system. Sudden changes are taking place and are still being felt in the kindergarten, which nowadays represents not only care, but also a new beginning of learning for children, because children in the kindergarten get to know and get to know different learning contents in different areas. They learn to live and develop both psychologically and socially. The whole development, however, continues and is upgraded in primary school, when children get to know a new environment, people, friends, new ways, and changes that lead to the building of their personality.</p> <p>Based on this, we can say that in this time we are currently living and living in the time of Covid 19, when we have a state of emergency due to a pandemic, people are even trying to build a new system of life, the development of our new personality and the development of a new education system.</p> <p>From this context, I decided to write a paper, with a purpose showing upgrading and easier ways to gain new knowledge in mathematics. In this article, I present some theoretical starting points as well as practical activities that need to be carried out in kindergarten and in the 1st triad of primary school for children to start with mathematics from an early age and fall in love with it.</p> Igorcho Angelov Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 47 55 10.46763/JESPT21162047a DEVELOPING FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS THAT COMPRISE FINE ART AND SCIENCE COMPETENCES – EXAMPLE OF A SET OF ACTIVITIES DURING REMOTE LEARNING IN THE FIFTH GRADE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SLOVENIA https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4786 <p>The article deals with the case of conducting remote learning, where students&nbsp; enjoyed independent activities in fine arts and science. It focuses solely on planning, conducting the activities, and its evaluation. The introductory part briefly defines the concepts of remote learning, competences, and skills within science and art that are supposed to be developed in the fifth grade of elementary school. The case study, as presented below, included the introduction of distance learning activities in which the teacher would motivate students for developing their skills, necessary for the development of science and art competences. In the continuation of the activity, students joined in the activities for fostering the development of skills, fundamental for science and art competences. During the planned cycle of activities students were faced with a project combining their art and science knowledge. The discussion part then sheds light on the issue by a brief commentary through the prism of theoretical starting points.</p> Matija Purkat Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 56 61 10.46763/JESPT21162056a ARTICULATION DISORDERS AS A CONCOMITANT DISORDER OF INCOHERENCE OF SPEECH - STUTTERING https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4787 <p>The main focus of this research was to conclude that children who are faced with slurred speech or stuttering disorder, are also faced with articulation disorder as a secondary disorder. The sample of this research was 33 children who stuttered, referred by parents or teachers to the Speech Therapist for treatment. Of the respondents 54.5% were boys, while 45.5% were girls. At first the children were evaluated and diagnosed by the speech therapist, at the request of the parents, the Articulation Test was used to evaluate misarticulated sounds. All children have been or are being treated by a speech therapist for stuttering and other concomitant disorders.</p> <p>Based on the research findings we understand that: children who have stuttering disorders as the main disorder also have articulation disorder as a secondary disorder. There are also no differences in the arithmetic mean of the groups (male-female) and secondary disorders (articulation disorder). It is also worth noting that there is no significant correlation between stuttering disorder and joint disorders.</p> Shukrije Baruti Snezana Mirascieva Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 62 69 10.46763/JESPT21162062b THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN IDENFIYING THE TALENTED AND GIFTED CHILDREN https://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/vospitanie/article/view/4788 <p>Nowadays, the issue of identifying, developing and supporting the talented and gifted children is of paramount importance. Educational institutions and in particular teachers and parents are responsible to identify the advantages and the capabilities that a child has developed over the time and in the same time to work further in advancing those talents to a higher level. Identification and development of the talents is important not only for a talented child but for the entire society. The educational policies should be oriented in the development of talents enabling the schools and teachers to organize different events with the sole intention, developing the talents. Talented and gifted children are the potential for development for every country. The elementary school teachers should work closely with school professionals, physiologists and parents in regards to the talents of his class.&nbsp; If the talents and the potential is not identified the same cannot be further developed. Therefore, it is the duty of the teacher to follow and monitor every child and identify the characteristics that differ one child from the other.Talented and gifted children have identifiable attributes including unusual vigilance, early fast learning, high language abilities, academical advantage and higher capacity of knowledge. The objective of the study is that through the empirical research to find how much are the teachers engaged in identifying the talented and gifted children. For the completion of the study will be applied the quantity approach, organized through an organized questioner with the elementary school teachers.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Yrmet Shabani Tatjana Atanasoska Copyright (c) 2021 Воспитание / Vospitanie - Journal of Educational Sciences, Theory and Practice http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2021-12-20 2021-12-20 16 2 70 80 10.46763/JESPT21162070a