Liliana Mâţă

Liliana Mâţă
University of Bacau · Teacher Training Department

PhD

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Exploring students' perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of mobile technologies (MT) is necessary in the dynamic context of their increasing use in learning. The data obtained from 532 students from a state university were analyzed. The students mentioned three advantages and three disadvantages of using mobile technology in the learning...
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The purpose of this study is to elaborate and validate a scale for the evaluation of the teachers’ attitude towards quality management, by integrating elements of online education. Nine hundred and forty-two teachers from Romania have participated in the study. The exploratory factor analysis has led to the identification of three main dimensions o...
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The purpose of the research is to investigate the perception of teachers regarding the ethical problems of the use of information technology (IT) in higher education teaching-learning-evaluation and research-development. A qualitative research methodology based on the use of the semi-structured interview was built. The research was attended by 31 t...
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The study aimed to investigate the correlation between the students’ type of motivation (extrinsic/intrinsic) and their attitude toward the ethics of the use of information technologies, as well as the individual differences in students’ unethical Internet use concerning intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations. There was used the Internet...
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The current study analyzed the ideal workplace attributes sought by high school youth. Students in 4 classes were randomly assigned to control and intervention groups. The intervention consisted in watching a video with a fictitious employer that presents the realities of a real job, in both negative and positive scenarios. Students exposed to posi...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore three different themes within university teacher plagiarism via the use of a systematic literature review: definition of concepts, the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and university teacher plagiarism and the attitudes and perceptions regarding university teacher plagiarism. Th...
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The integration of social networking in the education process of universities raises more and more ethical issues. This study aims to explore the students’ perceptions of the ethical issues involving online communication with the university professor. A qualitative research methodology based on the use of a semi-structured interview was designed. A...
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The monograph presents the results of international research activities on the pedagogical education and professional training development in the modern socio-cultural environment. Theoretical and methodological principles of the professional training for future specialists in the field of pedagogy and educational policy strategy during socio-econo...
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The monograph presents the results of international research activities on the pedagogical education and professional training development in the modern socio-cultural environment. Theoretical and methodological principles of the professional training for future specialists in the field of pedagogy and educational policy strategy during socio-econo...
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Our study aims to identify students’ attitudes towards the use of mobile technologies (MT) during learning activities in higher education. Data were collected using the Mobile Technologies Questionnaire/MTQ, a ten-item brief questionnaire that was designed to determine attitudes towards the use of mobile technologies in the learning process among u...
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The study is conducted on 558 under-graduate students in Romania and Spain to examine potential differences in perception and acceptance items towards using web-based technologies. The research model is based on the Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) and measures Perceived Enjoyment, Perceived Anxiety, Perceived Usefulness and Computer Self-Efficacy. Re...
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A self-administered measurement tool was developed and validated to provide data regarding ethical attitude of university teachers for a sustainable education. The research was based on several factors involved in forming attitudes towards the unethical information technology use. The sample: 334 Romanian teachers’ respondents who teach in the high...
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Mobile technologies are becoming more and more accepted and used as pedagogical tools in higher education with multiple valences on teacher professional learning. The main aim of this research is to investigate the attitudes of university teachers towards ethical use of mobile technologies. There was designed a quantitative research methodology bas...
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This book focuses on identifying the possibilities of curriculum innovation for the development of language teachers’ pedagogicalcompetences. The initiating chapter presents the new trends in curricular innovation with special emphasis on the factors determining the designing and implementation of curricular innovation. As the study unites curricul...
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Approaching the private life from an educational perspective constitutes a challenging route through the modern science. Following the exciting route, connections have been created between education and multiple dimensions of privacy. Thus, a “new education” has emerged in the current landscape of pedagogy: education for private life. Its psycho-pe...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the codes of ethics and university deontology in order to identify the rules for the use of information technology. In the introductory part of the study, there is highlighted the importance of observing these rules by the university teachers. From a theoretical point of view, there are provided the character...
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects only the views of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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The aim of this research was to explore e-dishonesty practices among science education undergraduates based on measurement models. The measuring tool was the Internet-triggered Academic Dishonesty Scale (IADS) comprised of ten items for the fraudulence construct and five items for the plagiarism construct as proposed by Akbulut et al. (2008), and a...
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The aim of this study was to elaborate a scale to measure In-service Teachers’ Attitudes about Inclusive Education (ITAIE). The 18-item scale was developed using a sample of 264 in-service teachers. Factor analysis indicated five categories: 1) the psychosocial competences of teachers, (2) the psycho-pedagogical advantages of the inclusive educatio...
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The purpose of the study is to analyse the theories and models by exploring the ethical aspects of information technology in higher education. Based on the analysis of literature, three categories of theories have been identified in this field: general theories (the theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behaviour, the theory of James Rest),...
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The main aim of the research was to identify the attitude of pre-service and in-service Biology teachers towards the use of the Internet. In this research, the Internet Attitude Scale has been applied, a validated and standardized instrument. The scale was applied to 210 Biology teachers, of whom 155 are pre-service teachers and 55 are in-service t...
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The purpose of research is to explore the attitudes of university teachers towards the use of mobile technologies and to explore their perception of the ethical aspects related to the integration of new technologies. There was applied a questionnaire with closed-ended and open-ended questions. The results of this research highlight university teach...
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In this article, we intend to review the factors that contribute to the non-ethical use of information technology by academics. The ultimate goal of this approach is to construct a possible explanatory model of teachers' unethical attitudes. As premises, we consider that such a model of factors must take into account several theoretical and empiric...
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The aim of the chapter is to analyze the most recent studies on attitudes towards the internet in higher education. In recent years, there have been studies that focus on investigating the attitudes of students and teachers towards the use of internet in higher education. Thematic content analysis was used to investigate the studies conducted in th...
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Optimal public policies, including education, have been applied for the sustainable economic growth of the European Union. In European countries, the use of Web 2.0 tools for increasing the education quality is constantly expanding, even if it is divided into two categories. One category consists of developed countries, Organization for Economic Co...
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The quality of training teachers is an issue of great interest in many countries throughout the world. In this study there is highlighted the growing importance of initial teacher training for future language teachers, which implies the need for identifying the areas of change. The aim of the research consists in exploring the perceptions of preser...
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This book gathers and presents some of the best practices that have emerged during the two year period of the DiDeSu Erasmus project (2015-2017) and reflects the hard work that was carried out by all partners, towards the realization of its objectives. It includes case studies, good practices and methodological guidelines that derived from the impl...
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The Lake Bacau I, located in Bacau City, Romania was built in 1966 with a double purpose: as reservoir belonging to the energy system of the Bistrita River and to provide the water needed for the industrial units located in the area. Also, for more than 40 years, the lake was used by the same plants to discharge the wastewater, more or less treated...
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The present study aims at exploring the effects of the study levels of the participants involved in the research on the students' attitudes towards interactive whiteboards (IWB) in higher education. A questionnaire with 28 items was distributed in April–May 2013 in order to determine the students' attitudes towards interactive whiteboards. 210 stud...
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This chapter investigates the current context of integrating and exploiting social media tools in initial teacher education. The theoretical part highlights the latest approaches of social media on an international level from the perspective of the following elements: a) the concept of social media, b) the categories of tools, c) the implications o...
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This chapter investigates the current context of integrating and exploiting social media tools in initial teacher education. The theoretical part highlights the latest approaches of social media on an international level from the perspective of the following elements: a) the concept of social media, b) the categories of tools, c) the implications o...
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This paper examines the students' perceptions regarding unethical practices in the Romanian educational system. This research topic is highly sensitive, because it is about teachers' deviations from norms and malpractices. The aims of our research are: to investigate the perceptions of Romanian students on the weight of unethical practices by compa...
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The aim of this study is to investigate pre-service language teachers’ perceptions about the problematic aspects of developing pedagogical competences at the level of training programmes. The researchers have conducted a qualitative research program, based on a semi-structured interview, to identify the perceptions of 95 pre-service language teache...
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The aim of this study is to investigate pre-service language teachers’ perceptions about the problematic aspects of developing pedagogical competences at the level of training programmes. The researchers have conducted a qualitative research program, based on a semi-structured interview, to identify the perceptions of 95 pre-service language teache...
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This chapter investigates the current context of integrating and exploiting social media tools in initial teacher education. The theoretical part highlights the latest approaches of social media on an international level from the perspective of the following elements: a) the concept of social media, b) the categories of tools, c) the implications o...
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The aim of this study is that of trying to identify and group the main reasons for which pre-service Romanian language teachers (be they fresh graduates or experienced) obtain rather poor results at the national exam for filing a teaching position. For this purpose we undertake the theoretical findings concerning the main issues of preparing pre-se...
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The abundance of studies dedicated to the analysis of the possibilities of curricular innovations in general and in the domain of Language Didactics at the level of students’ initial training in particular renders the importance of such an aspect. Using content analysis doubled by the application and interpretation of semi-structured interview, our...
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The purpose of this study is that of delineating and analyzing the framework for the training of Romanian mother-tongue teachers starting from the distinction between various levels of performing their training. The contemporary educational, cultural, economic, and political context (national as well as international) has imposed a new view upon th...
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The aim of this study consists in exploring the benefits and facilities of eno interactive whiteboards in teaching Science and Technology subjects. The impact of eco-technology upon education is highlighted in the first part of paper together with an eco-teaching impact measurement model, following the analysis of latest approaches focused on integ...
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This study aims to elaborate a framework for both the foundation and application of professional standards for mother-tongue teachers. The main issue with which this study is concerned constitutes the lack of a set of clear standards for the initial training of mother-tongue teachers. In terms of theory, that which has currently been analyzed in th...
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The aim of this study consists in elaborating a reference framework of pedagogical competences of language teachers in the initial training programmes. Beginning with a critical perspective on the most relevant approaches on language teacher education, we will highlight the pedagogical competences of language teachers. The empirical basis of the re...
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A large variety of educational software and technologies are used in training and educational process. They represent a powerful combination between pedagogical methodology and information technology and when are used as a support for teaching and learning activities, may bring to them a deep interactive character. In case of environmental sciences...
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The purpose of this study is to highlight the curricular innovations from the continuous training programmes for preschool and primary school teachers from Romania. The first section of the chapter will present the context of the educational reform generating transformations at the level of teachers' continuous training programmes. The second secti...
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This paper is an analysis of the most recent studies in the domain of training preschool and primary school teachers. The main purpose is to provide a unitary and updated image of the research in this field, and to elaborate a new vision of the way in which the studies focused on training preschool and primary school teachers are grouped. The compl...
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The purpose of this study is that of determining the prerequisites of a curricular innovative model focused on developing pedagogical competences of teachers of Language and communication. Our study focuses on the following two objectives: a) the content analysis of theoretical models at a national and international level regarding curricular innov...
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We appreciate that the educational work has to count on the profound knowledge of causes, conditions and favoring factors and especially of those that prevent the improving of university education quality. If we agree with the principle of centering the teaching –education process on the student, then the deciphering the individual mechanisms of th...
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The purpose of this paper is to propose and validation a program for development of methodological competences in beginning teachers. In order to undertake the research there were established next objectives: elaborating, validating and pre-testing the instruments for experimental model; the final evaluation of methodological competences; establish...
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The purpose of this research is to build an operational model of developing pedagogical competences at the disciplines in the Language and Communication Curricular Area. Our study focuses on two objectives: a) the content analysis of theoretical models, educational policies and curricular documents at national and international level regarding peda...
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The goal of this study consists in analyzing the technological dimension of private life in school. It deals with an observational research on curricula documents and the perception of high school teenagers and teachers of this dimension as developed in the Romanian educational system. The main objectives of this research aim at: a) the identificat...
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The purpose of this research is to build the operational model of developing of methodological competences at beginning teachers. Our study focuses on the following of two objectives: the content analysis of theoretical models and educational policies at national and international level regarding to the methodological competences and the identifica...
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When studying pedagogical competence(s) certain delimitations are necessary between the general concept of competence, the differentiation between “competence” and “competency” and the categorization of pedagogical competence among the richly identified gamut of competences in various fields. Other authors make a clear cut distinction between the t...
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The aim of our study is to provide a holistic representation of pedagogical skills closely related with current approaches in the field of professional competence for the teaching career. The paper covers three dimensions from the perspective of pedagogical competences. The first dimension is on the definition of pedagogical competence. The concept...

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We inform you of the following call for paper from the The European Educational Researcher (EUER) has been approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social sciences). The ERIH PLUS listing of the journal is available at https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/periodical/info?id=494240 You can find more information at: https://eu-er.com/
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The main goal of the project is to assess the influence of a set of factors on the attitudes of teachers towards unethical information technology use in higher education. From the theoretical perspective, there will be analysed the current approaches and studies on ethical issues of information technology use and there will be elaborated an initial theoretical model on the factors that influence attitudes towards unethical information technology use. Regarding the research methodology, there is proposed a mixed exploratory sequential approach based on qualitative and quantitative data collection in two phases. In the first phase of the research there will be used the qualitative approach to explore the ethical issues of IT use. There will be conducted semi-structured interviews with at least 30 teachers from higher education with experience in this field. Data analysis will support the development of the framework matrix with the categories of ethical issues of information technology use in higher education. In the second phase of the research there will be designed a quantitative study to measure the attitude of teachers towards unethical information technology use in higher education. Following the development and validation of the Scale of attitudes on a group of 50 experts in Education Sciences, it will be applied to 500 teachers in higher education. To measure the correlation of factors influencing the attitude of teachers towards unethical information technology use there will be used the Path analysis, an advanced statistical technique for examining the relations between dependent and independent variables. The statistical results will be systematized and highlighted synthetically through the Path chart. Finally, the comprehensive model of the factors of teachers’ attitudes towards unethical information technology use in the context of academia will be developed and validated.