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Dynamická diagnostika a jej stav v Českej republike a na Slovensku

Title in English Dynamic assessment and its state of the art in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

BIELIK Miroslav

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ceskoslovenska psychologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords dynamic assessment; dynamic testing; cognitive abilities
Description This review introduces dynamic assessment and its state of the art in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mainstream static diagnostics focus on the current state of abilities. Current test performance can be misleading if an individual's potential is not fully developed. It also does not provide information about the possibilities of effective intervention. The dynamic assessment focuses on the potential for further development. This text describes the essential characteristics of dynamic assessment and its types of use. Provided is a brief historical context of L. S. Vygotsky, who is, with R. Feuerstein, considered to be the founder of the field of dynamic assessment. The survey of the academic texts in Czech and Slovak language is included. A substantial section introduces methods available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Feuerstein's Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD), Tzuriel's methods, Lidz's Application of Cognitive Functioning Scale (ACFS), Fabio's Test of Intellectual Potential (TIP), and Dzuka's Dynamic Test of Latent Learning Abilities in 6-8-Year-Old Children (DTLUS 6-8). Dynamic assessment is an evolving and perspective field. Nevertheless, its potential is not entirely fulfilled, and it remains at the periphery of practice.
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