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Andrews, Paul; Öhman, Sofia – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Prompted by the evidence of international tests of achievement that Swedish students have poor equation solving skills, this paper presents an interview study of upper secondary students' understanding of the topic. Students, from both vocational and academic tracks in two typical suburban upper secondary schools were invited to explain how a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Equations (Mathematics), Algebra
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Olabiyi, Oladiran S.; Awofala, Adeneye O. A. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This study explored the aftermath of co-operative learning strategy on senior secondary school students' achievement in woodwork technology in Nigeria within the scheme of the pre-test, post-test non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental design. Three null hypotheses and three research questions guided the study in which the experimental…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Woodworking, Foreign Countries
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Basibüyük, Kani; Sahin, Ömer – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
In this study, we used the case study to determine the views of mathematics teachers towards history of mathematics. The participants consisted of 21 mathematics teachers who worked in different provinces in Turkey and were determined by purposeful sampling. A structured interview form was used as a data collection tool. The data obtained from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Content Analysis
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Yapar Sögüt, Gizem; Yazgan, Yeliz – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a non-routine problem solving instruction on the brain hemisphericity of the 7th graders (aged 13-14 years). One sample experimental design was used and twenty-one seventh graders participated in the study. Validated by Kök (2005), Brain Hemisphericity Inventory (BHI) was conducted to the experimental…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Gürefe, Nejla – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
This paper examines how hearing impaired students defined prism and used gestures in the process of this defining. It was utilized fenomenology of qualitative research methods. Opinions of two hard-hearing students' were consulted. It was used the grounded theory tecniques to analyze the data. Results indicated that the students used iconic,…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Hearing Impairments, Geometric Concepts, Sign Language
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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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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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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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Zsakó, László; Horváth, Gyozo – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Informatics education has been in a cul-de-sac for several years (not only in Hungary), being less and less able to meet the needs of the industry and higher education. In addition, the latest PISA survey shows that--to put it a little strongly--the majority of the x-, y- and z generations are digital illiterates. The aim of this paper to examine…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, Foreign Countries
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Gerják, István – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Learning computer programming for students of the age of 14-18 is difficult and requires endurance and engagement. Being familiar with the syntax of a computer language and writing programs in it are challenges for youngsters, not to mention that understanding algorithms is also a big challenge. To help students in the learning process, teachers…
Descriptors: Programming, Secondary School Students, Mathematics, Programming Languages
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O'Sullivan, Saskia Katarina Emily; Harrison, Timothy Guy – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
This qualitative study indicates that Chinese origin students completing their pre-university education in a British school have particular difficulties related to sociocultural change, pedagogical differences, affective aspects, cognitive demand and language learning. These are discussed. The use of a pre-laboratory software resource to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Glover, S. R.; Harrison, T. G.; Shallcross, D. E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
While the effects of outreach with secondary school pupils has been researched the reasons teachers engage or the impacts on the teachers engaging in long-term relationships with a university department have not. Detailed interviews with chemistry teachers associated with outreach at Bristol ChemLabS have revealed many reasons for prolonged…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Partnerships in Education
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Lingvay, Mónika; Timofte, Roxana S.; Ciascai, Liliana; Predescu, Constantin – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Development of pupils' deep learning approach is an important goal of education nowadays, considering that a deep learning approach is mediating conceptual understanding and transfer. Different performance at PISA tests of Romanian and Hungarian pupils cause us to commence a study for the analysis of learning approaches employed by these pupils.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Statistical Analysis
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Akarsu, Esra; Yilmaz, Süha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
In this study, it was aimed to study the mathematical language skills that the 7th grade students use in defining the circle and its elements. In the study, the mathematical language skills of students that they use in defining the circle and its elements in a scenario were compared to the mathematical language skills they use in defining them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Secondary School Students, Geometry
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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Emen, Ayse Yagmur – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
Following up on the effects of learning environments is essential to learning. The aim of this study was to examine students' mental models related to the concepts of expansion and contraction of materials. The population of the case study consisted of 155 students in a city center in Turkey. The data was gathered using open-ended questions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Models, Cognitive Structures
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