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Turgut, Melih – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The present paper investigated academic self-efficacy beliefs of undergraduate mathematics education students with respect to gender, academic performance and grade level. The participants were a total of 244 undergraduate students (195 females and 49 males) enrolled to department of mathematics education (57 freshmen, 106 sophomores and 81…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Academic Achievement, Correlation
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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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Radakovic, Davorka; Herceg, Dorde – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
Dynamic geometry software (DGS) is often used for development of interactive teaching materials in many subjects, not only mathematics. These interactive materials can contain hundreds of elements in order to represent complex objects, and script programs to control their behavior. We propose an approach for creating, importing and using…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Materials, Geometry
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Arslan, Hasan; Çanli, Murat; Sabo, Helena Maria – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
Recent studies in math education focus on differences between behaviors and performances of male and female students. In this study, achievement and attitudes of middle school students to math were described in terms of gender and grade differences. The aim of this study is to determine whether any differences exist between female and male…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Mathematics Education
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Johnson, N. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
Self-regulation is the controlling of a process or activity by the students who are involved in Problem solving in Physics rather than by an external agency (Johnson, 2011). Selfregulated learning consists of three main components: cognition, metacognition, and motivation. Cognition includes skills necessary to encode, memorise, and recall…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Secondary School Students, Learning Strategies, Physics
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Magdas, Ioana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
Specialists in the field of mathematical education consider that the learning of multiplication has an extremely important role not only in the area of mathematics, but also in day to day life. We can distinguish two different stages in the process of teaching-learning multiplication: a first step implies the discovery of the results within the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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White, Emelia L.; Harrison, Timothy G. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
This is a review of literature pertaining to UK secondary school students, their uptake of science at higher levels and their consideration of careers as scientists. As with all countries, the continued uptake of sufficient numbers of science at all levels is in the UK's interest. Unfortunately too many UK secondary students see science as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Science Education, Science Careers
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Arslan, Mahmut Ugur; Akbarov, Azamat – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
In the past, during a language teaching process, focus was on the teacher not on students. Today the attention is given to students namely students' needs. At every level of teaching English, take it primary school education or tertiary education, the student is at the center. However, when we talk about tertiary education, students' needs become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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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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Dulama, Maria Eliza; Iovu, Mihai-Bogdan; Ursu, Alexandru Marius Bodochi – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
The paper begins with some issues related to aesthetics, aesthetic education, art and axiological education. The empirical research has the general assumption that secondary school students and youth have difficulties in selecting values. The objective of the research was three fold: to design, to organize and to carry learning activities from…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Secondary School Students, Aesthetics
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Biró, Piroska – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
The spread of Interactive Whiteboards in Hungary has made students more curious, interested and motivated. The new digital generation claims reform and besides the traditional education they need digital material, extra knowledge since it is much easier to access extra information in connection with a particular curriculum. They spend a lot of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Anastasiadou, Sofia D. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
The aims of this paper are to determine the validity and reliability of SASTSc scale as an instrument to measure students' attitudes that monitors affective components relevant to learning the disciple of statistics with the help of technology and its impact on students' career in a Greek sample. Initially, it consisted of 28 items concerning 5…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Validity
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Kanekar, Amar; Sharma, Manoj – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Safer sex behaviors (monogamy, sexual abstinence, correct and consistent condom usage) are important for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS among college students. The purpose of this article was to review studies addressing determinants of safer sex behaviors among college students. In order to collect materials for this…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Prevention
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Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Student involvement in their own assessment can add reflection and metacognition to the learning process. Based on this idea, an assessment instrument was developed to self-assess college students' mathematical problem solving tasks. The main objective of this exercise is to improve student learning. The assessment instrument contains three items:…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation, College Students
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Hvorecký, Jozef – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
In many countries, Mathematics is among the least popular school subjects. Educators are spending a lot of time in searching methods that could change this unfortunate situation. The author, a lecturer at a School of Management, discusses the issue as a managerial problem. First, the popularity of mathematics is analyzed as a marketing problem.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Marketing
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