The effect of working with living subjects on the level of knowledge in students with special educational needs

Milan Kubiatko 1 * , Kristyna Balatova 2, Martina Magova 3
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1 Department of Preschool and Primary Education, Faculty of Education, J. E. Purkyne University, CZECH REPUBLIC
2 Department of Psychology and Abnormal Psychology, Faculty of Education, Palacky University, CZECH REPUBLIC
3 Department of Education and Special Education, Faculty of Education, Catholic University in Ruzomberok, SLOVAKIA
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EUR J SCI MATH ED, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 68-76. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/12434
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The goal of the research was to find out the effect of using living animal in teaching on remembering and understanding acquired knowledge in students with special educational needs (SEN). In our experiment, students with SEN (n=24) were compared with students without SEN (n=56). The design of the research was experimental. The research tool consisted of a test which was made by the authors, and which served both as a pre- and a post-test. For the assessment, the methods of descriptive statistics (the average) and inductive statistics (t-test for dependent and independent samples) were used. Students in experimental groups which encountered living animals in teaching, acquired more information about animals, which were used during teaching process and because of that, their results were better than the results of students in control groups.

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Kubiatko, M., Balatova, K., & Magova, M. (2023). The effect of working with living subjects on the level of knowledge in students with special educational needs. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 11(1), 68-76. https://doi.org/10.30935/scimath/12434

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