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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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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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Fest, Andreas – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Feedback is an important component of interactive learning software. A conclusion from cognitive learning theory is that good software must give the learner more information about what he did. Following the ideas of constructivist learning theory the user should be in control of both the time and the level of feedback he receives. At the same time…
Descriptors: Geometry, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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Marchis, Iuliana; Balogh, Timea – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
This article presents a research on 258 secondary school pupils' (10-15 years old, 5th-8th grades) self-regulated learning skills as self-efficacy, self-judgement, self-reaction and their interest for studying Mathematics.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy
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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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Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Croker, S. J.; Medley, M.; Sellou, L.; Shallcross, K. L.; Williams, S, J.; Grayson, D. J.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2010
Chemistry summer schools for 17-18 year old school students in the UK were run by Bristol ChemLabS, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Students attending were all studying Chemistry at post-16 level (A level in the UK) and experienced not only new practical techniques but also lectures on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Fredriksson, Ulf; Gajek, Elzbieta; Jedeskog, Gunilla – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The European eLearning Forum for Education 2 (ELFE2) is a project initiated by the ETUCE (European Trade Union Committee on Education) and builds on the conclusion of its predecessor ELFE1. ELFE2 aims, as ELFE1, to contribute to a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of using ICT in education. It identifies ways used to optimize…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Shaw, Amanda J.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E.; Medley, Marcus I. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
Many university departments provide public engagement activities, often referred to as "outreach" to school students, their teachers and other members of the public. It is less common for University Departments to run activities for their employees let alone the children of these employees. This paper looks at the value put on an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Outreach Programs, Employees, Children
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de Vega, Carolina Armijo; McAnally-Salas, Lewis; Lavigne, Gilles – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
In this paper is reported the attitudes and perception of students in a systems Engineering e-learning course and a teacher with more than six years of experience teaching online courses. The paper reports the teacher and students' perceptions about the e-learning courses experience. Personalized interviews with some of the students were carried…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Engineering Education, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Záhorec, Ján; Hašková, Alena; Munk, Michal – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The paper presents a part of authors' research results, they obtained within a wider research focused on possibilities to influence students' attitudes and approaches to individual subjects, mainly the less favourite ones. Following the empirically derived hierarchy of subjects identifying the degree of individual subjects popularity among…
Descriptors: Programming, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Research Reports
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Tuah, Jauyah; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2009
The value teachers put on university-based outreach activities designed for 14-16 year olds that involves both practical and lecture activities are discussed. A variety of good reasons for attending are provided by the teachers but the role of a School Teacher Fellow in mapping the events to the curriculum is shown to be vital to the success of…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Outreach Programs, Chemistry, Science Education
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