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Máté, Ileana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of my research is to find a method by which the acquisition of the abstract algebraical thinking can be made efficient in the case of Romany students coming from a socially underprivileged background, through text-based problems. I teach in School no. 1 of Diosig, in Romania, where the rate of Romany minority is of 23%, while more than…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Foreign Countries, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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Florian, Gabriel; Trocaru, Sorin; Florian, Aurelia-Daniela; Bâna, Alexandru-Dumitru – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
The aim of the present article is to focus on the operational aspects referring to the actions--strategies and on the defined modalities of establishing educational objectives/competences. In the achievement of our work a special attention has been paid to the operational aspects of the learning process of the optical phenomena. There were carried…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Optics, Creative Activities
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Petrovici, Constantin; Havârneanu, Geanina – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
In this article we intend to analyze the effectiveness of an educational program of mathematical creativity, designed for learners aged 10 to 12 years, which has been implemented in an urban school of Iasi, Romania. This analysis has both a psycho-educational dimension and a statistical analysis one. The psycho-educational dimension refers to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Creativity, Urban Schools
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Florian, Gabriel – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
In the present article, we aim at analysing the results obtained by the 7th grade students who participated in the 50th edition of the Physics National Contest, which took place in Cluj-Napoca between the 6th and the 11th of April, 2014. Why have we chosen the 7th grade? One of the reasons is represented by the good results obtained by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physics, Competition
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Máté, Ileana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
In this article, we will present the first results of a class experiment regarding text-based problems. The 6th-grade students from the experiment met the teaching of textbased problems for the first time. The main aim of the experiment was the diagnosis and possible remedy of the problems with working memory. As to the problems encountered during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hungarian, Short Term Memory, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Brad, Alexandru – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
This study was conducted with the purpose of analyzing high school students' approach to problem solving activities, namely the metacognitive abilities and the strategies they employ. The results show that although students apply basic strategies well, they use a trial-and-error approach, they give-up when faced with difficulties and have…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, High School Students, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Mocanu, Gabriela – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
This paper aims to provide some statistics concerning the science performance of a group of 59 8th graders, studying in three different classes (may be regarded as different study groups). Eight science items were used, two from each content domain: chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics. These items were taken from the 2007 edition of the…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Grade 8, Science Achievement, Science Education
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Stefan, Monica; Ciomos, Florentina – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
The students' interest and attitude towards Physics have been the object of international testing, the most recent of which is the PISA testing from 2006. The students' attitude towards sciences is considered to be a significant predictor of their school results in science, respectively of pursuing a career in areas related to Science. The present…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Bartha, Krisztina; Fóris-Ferenczi, Rita – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The following study interprets the results of a research carried out in 2008 in Romania, on a smaller sample. The aim of the study is the analysis of the text comprehension skills of 14 year old pupils, and the presentation of the connections with the social background, learning styles and school performance. The gathering of the data was…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
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Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The results of the Romanian pupils on international tests PISA and TIMSS in Mathematics are below the average. These poor results have many explications. In this article we compare the Mathematics problems given on these international tests with those given on national tests in Romania.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, International Education, Standardized Tests, Problem Solving
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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