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Naumescu, Adrienne Kozan; Pasca, Roxana-Diana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
The influence of heuristical strategies upon the level of two experimental classes is studied in this paper. The didactic experiment took place at secondary school in Cluj-Napoca, in 2008-2009 school year. The study theme "The Unsaturated Hydrocarbons--Alkenes" has been efficiently learned by using the most active methods: laboratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heuristics, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Robinson, Michael; Naumescu, Adrienne Kozan; Ives, Bob – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
This paper presents the data from a current study involving 41 Romanian secondary science teachers and a previously published study that compared 89 Spanish and 42 US secondary science teachers. All three groups were convenience samples who answered a two part questionnaire that was given in English, Spanish or Romanian, depending on the sample.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Naumescu, Adrienne Kozan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
Science teachers' competencies are analyzed in this paper. The importance of teachers' competencies is underlined and also the importance of competencies in so called "good practices" obtaining, is studied. The definition of science teachers competencies and their taxonomy are very important in understanding the educational…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Competence, Science Process Skills, Best Practices
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Naumescu, Adrienne Kozan; Pasca, Roxana-Diana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2008
Some up-to-date problems in science education in European context are treated in this paper. The characteristics of science education across Europe are presented. Science teachers' general competencies are underlined. An example of problem-solving as teaching method in chemistry is studied in knowledge based society. Transforming teacher practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Competencies