CONTENTS 1-2 / 2015

Studies and researches
Practicile de învăţământ eficiente (Laurent Talbot)7


Laurent Talbot Maître de conférences Université Libre de Bruxelles & Université de Toulouse «Jean Jaurès», UMR EFTS

Cet article a pour ambition dans un premier temps de faire un bref rappel des résultats des recherches qui portent sur l’effet des pratiques enseignantes sur les performances scolaires des élèves. Dans une seconde et dernière partie, nous préciserons un certain nombre de limites que comporte ce type de travaux, limites qui constituent autant d’obstacles à franchir et donc d’objectifs à poursuivre pour les recherches futures dans le domaine.

Mots clés: pratiques enseignantes, efficacité, enseignants efficaces et équitables.
Preschool Learning Environment-Trainer and Mediator of the Parent’s Capacity to Induce and Stimulate Early Bilingualism in Children from Monolingual Families (Cristina Ilea-Golea)20

Preschool Learning Environment-Trainer and Mediator of the Parent’s Capacity to Induce and Stimulate Early Bilingualism in Children from Monolingual Families

Lector univ. dr. Cristina Ilea-Golea Academia Naţională de Informaţii Mihai Viteazul, Bucureşti

The paper aims to investigate methods that may mediate a constructive link between the two most important educational factors, family and kindergarten, before children reach institutionalized age. In modern society, parents’ interest for optimal cognitive development and early skill gaining (reading, writing, math exercises), but especially for early foreign language learning, is extremely high.

It is well known that an important educational factor is family, which not only has the role to provide child’s material and affective security, but also to expose him to the vales of the reference group, to inoculate good behavioral practices and to introduce him to their first language notions and first information related to environment.

Starting from the premise that every parent would like their child to have higher cognitive abilities that would subsequently trigger academic skills development, our thesis is that pre-school children’s IQ can be stimulated through mother-mediated bilingualism. The second hypothesis is based on the idea that bilingualism can appear not only in mixed families where one parent, one language principle applies, but in every family where there is a high interest for education and they display willingness to invest in their own education as trainers. In this context, kindergartens, especially bi- and multilingual, may become the main provider for such services, through parenting courses based on foreign language acquisition by children between 0 and 3.

Even if the main thesis isn’t confirmed (increased IQ through bilingualism), the benefits are obvious in foreign language performances. Kindergartens thus create batches of children who at the age of 3 already have foreign language notions and have the capacity to make distinctions between the two languages. The parenting courses offer meets an educational requirement: integrating the types of education – formal, non formal and informal.

Key words: early education, early foreign language learning, bilingualism, IQ-stimulation.
The Implications of Environmental Education for Preschool Children (Ioana Radu)27

The Implications of Environmental Education for Preschool Children

Prof. Ioana Radu Grăd. cu P.P. nr. 16, Sibiu

The current research underlines the implications of the systematic study of environmental education for the quality of decisions and the accuracy of perceptions and representations of reality for preschool children. We used multiple ways to implement environmental education: as a discipline of study, as an educational module and also through the „approche infusionnelle” technique. During the pedagogical research, the classic teachig methods were combined with the interactive teaching methods.

The research methods that we used are the quasi-experiment and the pedagogical testing. We used the quasi-experimental design, including the pre-test and the post-test phases. The conditions for a valid research were satisfied. The two groups appeared to be heterogenous and comparable in the pre-test phase, the extraneous variables were identified and controlled, both internal and extternal validity conditions were accomplished.

In the post-test phase of the quasi-experiment that we have conducted we found that there were extremely statistically significant differences between the two equivalent groups on the two dependent variables. The two hypotheses of our research confirmed. Even if the performances of both groups increased in the post-test phase, the progress of the experimental group is greater, a fact which shows us that environmental education brings superior acquisitions, a new, complex perspective to analyse the surrounding reality and that any other discipline of study treated separately cannot substitute it.

Key words: Environmental Education, Interactive Teaching Methods, Quasi-Experiment, Psycho-Pedagogical Testing.
Information Technology Products to Preschool Age – case study (Ioana Ţerbea)39

Information Technology Products to Preschool Age
– Case study –

Prof. înv. primar şi preşcolar Ioana Ţerbea Grăd cu P.P. nr. 16, Sibiu

Our world offers a wide range of opportunities for knowledge, including a multidudine of technological products. Preschoolers must be guided and helped to be able to understand the technological products purpose and the manner and extent to be used to represent a benefit for them in the future.

Key words: preschool, IT, technological products, psycho-physical characteristics, behavioral changes.
Fury Management. Approach through an Activity called "Zumzi is my friend" (Daniela-Mihaela Florescu)44

Fury Management
– Approach through an Activity called "Zumzi is my friend" –

Prof. dr. Daniela-Mihaela Florescu Grăd. cu P.P. nr. 11, Braşov

This text is about the importance of understanding the nature of children’s conflicts generated by negative emotions.

Throughout a classwork activity we’re presenting a possible approach for the conflict management.

This activity was called "Zumzi is my friend". It was designed as a game conducted by the teacher, involving the children in order to make them become aware of their emotions.

Key words: emotions, fury/ angry, conflict, conflict management.
Factors and Mechanisms Aimed at Fostering Learning Wish in Kindergarten Students (Constanţa Stamenovski)48

Factors and Mechanisms Aimed at Fostering Learning Wish in Kindergarten Students

Prof. Constanţa Stamenovski Grăd. "Lumea prichindeilor", Câmpia Turzii

The joy of learning, at the small child can identify with learning motivation. One of the laws that underlie learning is Motivation Law. This shows that student learning is critical reasoning and knowledge oriented toward sensitive to rational and communicativity.

Instruments available to support the pleasure of learning of preschool children are numerous but heavily dependent on teacher’s creativity and willingness to apply them in contexts that generate active involvement.

Kindergarten and kindergarten teacher must create a working atmosphere that fosters availability to act in a positive psycho-pedagogical framework emotionally.

Teachers play a significant role in mentaining play as the main way children learn and developideas abont the world.

Key words: learning, joy of learning, active-participative methods, learning means, educational environment.
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