Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Teachers' Views on the Development of Personal Competences and Pupil Competences: Croatian Experiences
Petra Pejić Papak, Lidija Vujičić, Jasna Arrigoni

The importance of class activities within the education process is grounded in the professional and competencebased work of the teacher. A competence encompasses skills, knowledge, abilities and professional qualifications. The research conducted examined the views of 258 primary education teachers on the importance of possessing personal competences as an important determinant for the organisation and execution of class activities, and on the influence of class activities on the development of pupil competences. In accordance with the expected learning outcomes defined by the National Curriculum Framework for General Compulsory Education in Primary School of the Republic of Croatia, twelve competencies were selected. The teachers evaluated the degree of importance of these competences for the development of pupils through class activities. The results of the research concluded that more attention within curricula ought to be given to cultural values and the development of computer literacy in pupils.

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