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Osaci-Costache, Gabriela; Cocos, Octavian – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2018
The present study describes a teaching experiment aimed at the integrated development of competences at various study subjects. According to the curriculum, the students in Cartography at the Faculty of Geography (University of Bucharest) should learn how to make a hypsometric map by using the computer as early as the first semester of the 1st…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, College Students, Cartography
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Osaci-Costache, Gabriela; Cocos, Octavian; Cocos, Alina – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2017
Present-day geography is inconceivable in the absence of GIS software. The students and staff of the Faculty of Geography within the University of Bucharest use both proprietary GIS software and Open Source computer programmes. Consequently, this study aims at identifying to what extent each of them is used for various tasks and what is the…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Osaci-Costache, Gabriela; Cocos, Octavian; Cocos, Alina – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2015
Choropleth maps combined with diagram maps are frequently used in geography. For this reason, based on the maps developed by students, the study aims at the following: identifying and analyzing the errors made by the students; establishing and analyzing the competence level of the students; identifying the causes that led to these errors; and…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Maps, Geography Instruction, Error Patterns
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Dulama, Maria Eliza; Magdas, Ioana; Osaci-Costache, Gabriela – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2015
In this study we analyze the behavior of a sample of 30 third-year students of various majors of the Faculty of Geography, "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, regarding the Internet use. We applied a questionnaire containing 15 items related to: Internet activities performed; length of time students spend on the Internet;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students