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Tan, Sema; Erdimez, Omer; Zimmerman, Robert – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Concept maps measured a student's understanding of the complexity of concepts, and interrelationships. Novak and Gowin (1984) claimed that the continuous use of concept maps increased the complexity and interconnectedness of students' understanding of relationships between concepts in a particular science domain. This study has two purposes; the…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Statistical Analysis
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Awofala, Adeneye O. A.; Odogwu, Helen N. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The study investigated mathematics cognitive failures as related to mathematics anxiety, gender and performance in calculus among 450 preservice teachers from four public universities in the South West geo-political zone of Nigeria using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of the descriptive survey design. Data collected were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Calculus, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Anxiety
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Güler, Hatice Kübra; Arslan, Çigdem – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Understanding how students learn is important for both researchers and teachers. In terms of mathematics, constructing a new mathematical structure depends on conceptual understanding and connection with previous construct and they needs to be consolidated. A construct can be consolidated when the construct is recognized and used in the further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Spatial abilities are used in many aspects of everyday life, thus developing these abilities should be one of the most important goal of Mathematics Education. These abilities should be developed starting with early school years, thus pre-school and primary school teachers have an important role in setting the foundation of these abilities. A…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Education
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Nchia, Lawrence Ntam; Joseph, Tamesse L.; Fonkeng, George Epah; Ngeh, George Nditafon – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Despite the recommended didactic strategy to teach Adolescent Reproductive Health in Cameroon using Competency Based Approach with entry through problem situations, a lot of resistance is till observed within biology teachers in this multicultural and linguistic country. This cross sectional study uses Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Pregnancy, Biology
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Raikou, Natassa; Karalis, Thanassis; Ravanis, Konstantinos – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
In the contemporary international field of education and particularly in Science Education, there is a tendency of limiting the teacher to the role of a passive recipient of knowledge produced in research, followed by the transfer of that knowledge to the classroom. Meanwhile, the dominant tendencies on forming constructivist frameworks, where…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Science Education
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Elçi, Aysun Nüket – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of the study is to determine students' attitudes towards mathematics, to investigate these attitudes according to the different variables, and to reveal the impacts of mathematics teachers' approaches and in-class activities on the students' attitudes towards mathematics. The study was conducted with the high school students from…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Karaman, Omer; Cirak, Yuksel – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The aim of the study is to develop a belonging to the university scale (BUS) in order to determine the level of fulfillment of the need to belong among university students at the higher education institutions they attend. The population of the investigation includes university students studying at the campus of Ordu University. A 5 point…
Descriptors: College Students, Sense of Community, Test Construction, Foreign Countries
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Sari, Mediha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' views on co-education. The study, which adopted a descriptive screening model, involved 240 teachers (142 females and 84 males) working in four primary schools and four secondary schools located in the central towns of Adana. Data were collected using Views on Co-education Scale (VCS). Analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Coeducation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Demjén, Beátrix-Aletta; Ciascai, Liliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study is to find out the respondents' opinion regarding their abilities and interest towards research. The survey was carried out on a sample of 51 respondents that are involved in research activities in the universities of origin. The participants are students from Faculties of Real and Applied Sciences. The results highlight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, College Students, Student Interests
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Haciomeroglu, Guney – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
This current study examined the reciprocal relationship between anxiety and attitude towards mathematics in elementary students. Two instruments (attitudes towards mathematics inventory short form [ATMI-Short Form] and the Revised Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale [Revised-FSMAS]) were administered to 310 fourth grade elementary students.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Correlation
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Awofala, Adeneye O. A.; Akinoso, Sabainah O.; Fatade, Alfred O. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The study investigated attitudes towards computer and computer self-efficacy as predictors of computer anxiety among 310 preservice mathematics teachers from five higher institutions of learning in Lagos and Ogun States of Nigeria using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of the descriptive survey design. Data collected were…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Instruction
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Horzum, Tugba; Ünlü, Melihan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the views of pre-service Mathematics teachers' (PMTs) about GeoGebra and its use after being exposed to GeoGebra activities designing processes. This is a case study which was conducted with 36 PMTs. Three open-ended questions were used, after the completion of the 14-week process of GeoGebra training and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Tasdan, Berna Tataroglu; Koyunkaya, Melike Yigit – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Teaching of mathematics could be improved with teachers who have a strong mathematical knowledge and have an ability to reflect this knowledge on their teaching. Therefore, it is important to develop mathematics teachers' theoretical and pedagogical knowledge. This study was designed to examine pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' (PSMT)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Andrews, Paul; Larson, Niclas – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
This paper presents a group interview study of Swedish upper secondary students' perspectives on the typical mathematics lesson. Students, from four demographically different schools, constructed a collective synthesis of their many years' experience of mathematics classrooms. Transcriptions were subjected to a constant comparison analysis, which…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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