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Acta Didactica Napocensia, v1 n1 p49-56 2008

Hands on activities with artisan materials used in order to realize different practical devices helpful in learning process are one of the most frequently used activity in science classes. Usually, the main strength of these activities are: a deeper learning, an increased motivation of pupils for actively learning and development of practical skills. The aim of our paper is to find out if using systematically hands' on activities in order to realize different practical devices contribute and develop also pupils' transfer skills such as: communication, interpersonal, planning and problem solving as well as using TIC and media, respectively inquiry and data operating. The target group consists in 51 teachers with rich experience in hands on activities used in order to realize different practical devices. The inquiry was done by means of a questionnaire based on the list of transfer skills. Results obtained shows that, as teachers answered, hands on activities provide, on the top of developed skills, planning and problem solving activities, followed by inquiry and data operating and handling abilities. Reduced presence of communication, interpersonal skills, respectively TIC suggest us the need of rethinking of the context for this kind of activities by promoting team work and cooperative learning as well as team documentation activities that might improve the state of the art above mentioned.

Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Natural Sciences, Science Activities, Transfer of Training, Science Teachers, Questionnaires, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science

Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail: submit_adn[at]yahoo.com; Web site: http://adn.teaching.ro





Autor: Ciascai, Liliana; Chicinas, Luminita

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5188&id=EJ1052327







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