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Demjén, Beátrix-Aletta; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study is to find out the respondents' opinion regarding their abilities and interest towards research. The survey was carried out on a sample of 51 respondents that are involved in research activities in the universities of origin. The participants are students from Faculties of Real and Applied Sciences. The results highlight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, College Students, Student Interests
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Popa, Roxana-Alexandra; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
STEM is the acronym of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. STEM education refers both to teaching and learning in the above-mentioned disciplines, but especially to teaching and learning a new discipline based on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The present survey aims to investigate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, College Students
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Lingvay, Mónika; Timofte, Roxana S.; Ciascai, Liliana; Predescu, Constantin – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Development of pupils' deep learning approach is an important goal of education nowadays, considering that a deep learning approach is mediating conceptual understanding and transfer. Different performance at PISA tests of Romanian and Hungarian pupils cause us to commence a study for the analysis of learning approaches employed by these pupils.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Statistical Analysis
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Ciascai, Liliana; Vlad, Iulia-Elena – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
The purpose of the current investigation is to describe the portrait and the teaching behaviours of the ideal teacher. For the inquiry, a number of 76 subjects (high school and faculty students) answered a 40 items questionnaire based on literature. Results evidencing the behaviours of the teacher are presented, emphasizing few significant opinion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Questionnaires, High School Students
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Vlad, Iulia-Elena; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
The current study presents part of the results of a pilot study that aimed the development of a profile for a teacher that is appreciated by school and university students. For the investigation, a 40 items questionnaire based on literature was used. The questionnaire was applied to 76 subjects (school and undergraduate students). The results…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Pop, Cristina Florina; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
There is a growing concern for students with learning difficulties and teachers are responsible for identifying and helping these students. The present study aims to explore the teachers' knowledge of manifestations, causes and types of learning difficulties, necessary to diagnose, prevent or remedy learning difficulties. The participants involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Ciascai, Liliana; Dulama, Maria-Eliza – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The results of Romanian students at international comparative TIMSS and PISA tests have constantly proven to be unsatisfactory. The present paper aims at analyzing the school syllabi "Mathematics and Environment exploration", "Environmental Education" and "Natural Sciences" studied during primary education in Romania…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Science Process Skills, Elementary School Science
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Pop-Pacurar, Irina; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
What is the quality of the Romanian biology textbooks? The article gives answers to this question by watching the evolution of a textbook and by suggesting an exercise for analyzing and assessing the alternative biology textbooks. The opportunity of this analysis has been offered to students, future teachers of biology, around the time when they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Biology, Science Instruction
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Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
Graphic organizers are instruments of representation, illustration and modeling of information. In the educational practice they are used for building, and systematization of knowledge. Graphic organizers are instruments that addressed mostly visual learning style, but their use is beneficial to all learners. In this paper we illustrate the use of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Instructional Materials, Educational Practices, Visual Aids
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Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The results of Romanian school students in Science PISA and TIMSS testings have been and continue to be systematically slack. In the present paper we intend to do a comparative analysis of Science curriculum TIMSS 2007 and Romanian Science school curricula of 4th and 8th grades. This analysis, based on Bloom's taxonomy of cognitive domain,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Grade 4
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Ciascai, Liliana; Haiduc, Lavinia – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
Critical thinking is considered to be an important outcome that all students, regardless of their academic major, need to achieve during their undergraduate study. In addition, critical thinking allows students to respond to less-well defined problems and thus to be better prepared for both personal and professional challenges. Taking into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Science Instruction
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Ciascai, Liliana; Chicinas, Luminita – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
Hands on activities with artisan materials used in order to realize different practical devices helpful in learning process are one of the most frequently used activity in science classes. Usually, the main strength of these activities are: a deeper learning, an increased motivation of pupils for actively learning and development of practical…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Natural Sciences, Science Activities
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Marchis, Iuliana; Ciascai, Liliana; Costa, Vitor – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
Both Media Education and Intercultural Education are considered in Romania as a study subject on school and university level, too, in spite of the European Commission's recommendations, which request that these two subjects to be included in other disciplines, and not to be taught as separate ones. In this article we give some theoretical…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Media Literacy, Best Practices, Background
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Marchis, Iuliana; Ciascai, Liliana; Saial, Joaquim – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
The aim of this article is to present some activities with multimedia, which can be used in intercultural education. The first part of the article presents those intercultural competencies, which have to be developed by the teacher. The second part presents some activities using different types of media for intercultural education purposes. All of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Ciascai, Liliana; Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
Multimedia is present in our everyday life, thus its management is considered as a necessity by the specialists. The relation of multimedia with education is very complex: we speak about education with multimedia and multimedia education. In this paper we propose to characterize partially the above mentioned relations, analyzing the openness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Elementary Secondary Education