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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
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