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Keçeci, Gonca; Zengin, Fikriye Kirbag; Alan, Burcu – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In Turkey, science festivals have become more widespread and have begun to be organized especially in secondary schools. The aim of this research was to determine and compare the science festival attitudes of students participating as observers in 4006 TUBITAK science fairs organized at schools. In the research, descriptive survey was employed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Fairs, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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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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Florian, Gabriel; Florian, Aurelia-Daniela; Pufu, Nicolae – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
This paper proposes an optional syllabus for the students in the XIIth grade. The proposed theme analyzes the concept of "variable mass" both in terms of classical mechanics and relativistic mechanics. In terms of classical mechanics we refer to the slow motion of a body, whose mass ranges in ascending way (by annealing a mass particle…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, High School Seniors, Grade 12, Science Curriculum
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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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Mizzi, Doreen – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
Several research studies have been conducted with novice and experienced teachers when teaching within and outside their subject specialism. This paper aims to review a number of these studies and highlights key points concerning the teaching of different science subjects at secondary level and teachers' level of self-confidence. Teachers face…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Specialization, Specialists, Teaching Experience
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Omosewo, Esther Ore; Akanbi, Abdulrasaq Oladimeji – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The study attempt to find out the types of error committed and influence of gender on the type of error committed by senior secondary school physics students in metropolis. Six (6) schools were purposively chosen for the study. One hundred and fifty five students' scripts were randomly sampled for the study. Joint Mock physics essay questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, High School Seniors, Secondary School Science
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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Yaman, Süleyman – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The expectancy-value model of motivation states that individuals' choice, persistence and performances are related to their beliefs about how much they value task. Despite the importance of "task value" in learning biology, lack of the instruments on task value for high school biology courses for practical use indicated requirement to…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Test Construction, Secondary School Science
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Herceg, Ðorde; Herceg-Mandic, Vera – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
Certain secondary school subjects, such as geography, contain topics which are based on mathematical concepts. However, some geography teachers either fail to recognize this connection or choose to ignore it when they teach. Instead, they present the subject matter as a collection of facts, which need to be memorized and reproduced by the pupils.…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Map Skills
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Kopasz, Katalin; Makra, Péter; Gingl, Zoltán – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
The development of demonstration experiments plays a key role in modern and efficient teaching of physics, chemistry, biology and several other disciplines. Today's computers and electronic devices allow the use of simple software-based instrumentation to achieve flexible and surprisingly transparent experimentation, however, the professional…
Descriptors: Science Education, Demonstrations (Educational), Secondary School Science, High School Students
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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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Helliar, Anne T.; Harrison, Timothy G. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
This is a review of the role of practical work in UK's secondary school science lessons, the impact that practical work has in the promotion of science, the challenges created through use of non-specialist science teachers and a possible additional role for science technicians. The paper considers how improved deployment of suitably experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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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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Helliar, Anne T.; Harrison, Timothy G. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
This paper reports the results of a study made on the impact of improved deployment of science technicians in the classroom could directly benefit students in practical science investigations. Science technicians are skilled individuals whose understanding of practical work is a valuable resource not being used of in support of students…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Student Surveys, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Heck, André; Ellermeijer, Ton – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Coach is an activity-based, open computer environment for learning and doing mathematics, science, and technology in an inquiry approach, developed in the last twenty-five years at the AMSTEL Institute of the University of Amsterdam. It offers a versatile set of integrated tools for data collection, data analysis, modelling and simulation, and for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Physics, Science Education
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Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Medley, M. I.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Croker, S. J.; Williams, S. J.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Polymer Chemistry days run by Bristol ChemLabS at the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol for year 10 (14-15 year olds) school students are described. Pre and post questionnaires were analysed to determine the impact on attitudes to science. There was no change in attitudes to the importance of science or practical work in science, but…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Chemistry, Grade 10
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