The opinion of the teachers and the pupils on teaching and learning at elementary school "Jovan Dučić"
Raziskovanje v vzgoji in izobraževanju: mednarodni vidiki vzgoje in izobraževanja
Changes in the contemporary society have brought a new way of working at schools. The traditional method of teaching was focused on the teacher and required the expertise of the teachers primarily as a lecturer. Active learning refers to the student who is directly involved in the learning process, whereas the teacher should give the students an intellectual incentive, encourage their curiosity and support them in their work. The objective of this paper was to examine the students' and the
... dents' and the teachers' opinions on the teaching process, on the methods and the ways of students' learning and the teachers' way of working in order to improve the quality of the teaching and the learning process itself. The research was carried out both among the students from the 5 th to the 8 th grade and the selected subject teaching teachers at school "Jovan Dučić". It was noted by descriptive analysis that there is a certain degree of disagreement in the way the students and the teachers see the teaching process. The research showed that the teachers should relate more material of their subjects to other school subjects, include more integrative and project teaching in their work as well as link school materials with everyday life. According to the students' answers, we can conclude that they would find the learning process more interesting if the experts in certain areas attended their lessons or if the elder students taught the younger ones. In addition, it is necessary to encourage students to strengthen their interdisciplinary competence The opinion of the teachers and the pupils on teaching and learning at elementary school "Jovan Dučić" Vesna Kostić, Jelena Mucić, Jovana Vasić r aziskovanje v vzgoji in izobr aževanju: mednarodni vidki vzgoje in izobr aževanja 344 and to link the acquired knowledge with the real requirements of the working context of the 21 st century. One of the important conclusions of our research shows that it is necessary to pay more attention to the individual characteristics of each student. By adopting these changes in the working process, the teachers would approach the principles of active learning, whereas the students would be more prepared for the future.