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Ganeb, Maribel D.; Montebon, Darryl Roy T. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The present research explores the perception of students on their use of the SPARK Science Learning System device and sensors in their science classes as they study the K to 12 science modules in the Philippines. Two groups of students were assigned to be the experimental and the control group of the study. The experimental group was exposed to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Onivehu, Adams Ogirima; Ohawuiro, Onyiyeche Emilia; Oyeniran, Bunmi Juliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
This study examined teachers' attitude and competence in the use of assistive technologies in special needs schools. The descriptive survey method was employed for the study among 100 teachers who were drawn using purposive sampling technique from special needs schools in Osun State, Nigeria. Six research questions were generated while four…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Assistive Technology, Special Needs Students
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Timofte, Roxana S. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Curriculum-assessment alignment is a well known foundation for good practice in educational assessment, for items' curricular validity purposes. Nowadays instruments are designed to measure pupils' competencies in one or more areas of competence. Sub-competence areas could be defined theoretically and statistical analysis of empirical data by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Bernát, Péter – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
The topic of sorting algorithms is a pleasant subject of informatics education. Not only is it so because the notion of sorting is well known from our everyday life, but also because as an algorithm task, whether we expect naive or practical solutions, it is easy to define and demonstrate. In my paper I will present some of the possible methods…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Szlávi, Péter; Zsakó, László – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
"The system of key concepts contains the most important key concepts related to the development tasks of knowledge areas and their vertical hierarchy as well as the links of basic key concepts of different knowledge areas." (Vass 2011) One of the most important of these concepts is the algorithm. In everyday life, when learning or…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Elementary Secondary Education, Scheduling, Mathematics Curriculum
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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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Zsakó, László; Szlávi, Péter – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
A lot has been said about what to teach in ICT in primary and secondary education. There are serious discussions even debates about it. Much less has been said about why ICT should be taught. [1] Competences are related actions and tasks done by people (somebody is competent in a certain field if they are able to solve common tasks related to that…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Science Education, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic
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Sunassee, Suthananda N.; Young, Ryan M.; Sewry, Joyce D.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
In accordance with the requirements for the National Curriculum Statement for both Life sciences and Physical sciences and the importance of community engagement in Higher Education in South Africa, this paper described the use of the lecture-demonstration "A Pollutant's Tale" to create climate change awareness amongst school learners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Abar, Celina A. A. P.; Barbosa, Lisbete Madsen – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
A major challenge faced by teachers nowadays relates to the usage of proper educational technology to achieve a true and meaningful learning experience involving time for reflection. Teachers constantly seek new ways to improve instruction, but in virtual learning environments they often find themselves in a new role, interacting in a dynamic…
Descriptors: Algebra, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Inservice Teacher Education
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Andrews, Paul – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
In this paper, which is in four parts, I make a plea to those involved in research into mathematics teaching and learning of the need to acknowledge, however their work is framed, that it will be located in a culture, not always visible to a reader, that should be made explicit. In the first part I examine three key models of culture and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design
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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