Educational and Didactic Communication

Brief characteristics of monoghraph

The monograph „Educational and Didactic Communication 2007“ is a follow-up to earlier publications of authors P.Tarábek and P.Záškodný oriented to the development of didactic communication of physics, that is based on the Brockmeyer’s communicative conception of physics education theory. The monograph has three volumes. The volume 1 deals with theory of didactic communication of physics, the second one describes some new methods of curriculum design and the third one involves applications of theory and methods in the science education.

The new results in the framework of didactic communication theory of physics are advanced:

1. In addition to sequence of transformations T1 – T5, that lead to phases F1 – F5 of didactic communication of physics, the sequence of didactic transformations of physical knowledge DT1 – DT5 was described and a terminology of didactic communication was completed.

2. The curricular process as a sequence of variant forms of curriculum mutually interconnected by the transformations CT1 – CT5 was described. A comparison between the first transformation sequence and the second one found out the correspondence between the transformations of didactic communication and the transformations in curricular process.
3. Methods of the structure modelling of cognition problems solving and their applications in curricular process of physics are presented. The applications are oriented to single phases of didactic transformation of conceptual knowledge systems, and the construction of variant curriculum forms.

4. The triangle model of concept structure with specification on developmental levels of concept formation in mathematics and physics is presented. In addition, applications of the model on Vygotian phases of concept formation are showed. The model was used for cognitive analysis during a testing of pupil’s and students’ internal concepts. The cognitive analysis and triangular modelling based on this model is a part of the curriculum design.