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’ high-level thinking skills by making students analyze and evaluate problems at higher stages. After comparing to a traditional class, PBL has a positive impact on learning because increased motivation and satisfaction can be achieved through the interaction and communication between students. 9 Nursing students can have a better understanding of collaboration, and their communicational and interpersonal skills will be improved after using the PBL teaching strategy. 2 Flipped classrooms The flipped classroom is a student-centered teaching strategy in which the basic

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The difficulties encountered by any history of music teacher when tackling postmodern repertoire is a well-known fact. Doubts are only natural. For instance, of the innumerable creators belonging to different cultures, which would be the relevant composers? Furthermore, when finally choosing one representative, on which of his/her works should one focus? And after one particular piece of selected, what is the best way to teach the scientific arguments required for its perception? When the chosen opus fails to distinguish itself through the direct expressiveness of its language, what should one do? What are the works of music considered to be exquisite in terms of technique and expression, with an actual impact on the teaching field? This approach is all the more tedious as the specialized teacher is faced with the lack of any immediate feedback about the importance of some music, as the biggest impediment is the music score itself, which becomes gradually accessible, after numerous auditions and explanatory comments. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to achieve the teaching approach of an opus with direct expressiveness composed during the last decades of the last century: Recital I for Cathy by Luciano Berio. An innovative mezzo soprano and 17 instruments score, which promotes the subtleties existing either in the relationship between themes, dramaturgy and language, or in the correspondence between text and sonority. These are some of the aspects that we intend to tackle in order to help our students understand the postmodern phenomenon by means of Berio’s inclusive and synthetic vision. In order to ground our scientific approach, we rely on the well-known quotation technique used by the creator, which, by recalling apparently disparate music, facilitates the process of didactic demonstration. The actual quotation or allusion to different sonorities constitutes a challenge in discovering the general and particular meanings of sound dramaturgy, but especially the deep meanings of the emotional reception of the opus.

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This paper concerns itself with the interdisciplinary nature of academic didactics as a field of social sciences that uses knowledge and results derived from educational sciences, psychology, philosophy, sociology and didactics specific to particular subjects. It was pointed out that considerations on teaching practices in all scientific disciplines constitute another source of knowledge for the field of academic didactics. The diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is determined by science-specific and discipline-specific research methodology paradigms, diversified teaching cultures dependent on environmental conditions as well as diversified teaching class patters for students that are often specific to an educational profile. The issue addressed in this paper is whether a single didactic paradigm exists that would unify approaches so different in terms of theory and practice. The paper provides a map of academic didactics paradigms, a description of difficulties related to paradigmatic translations as well as the lack of consent to the multiparadigm approach and issues with interferences and shifts between paradigms. Despite the existing difficulties, the suggestion is made to promote the complementary attitude to various approaches. It is supported by the concept of relations between the assumed academic didactics effects and teaching strategies that lead thereto, which are constituted by different teaching and learning patterns.

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The academic world initially regarded Wikipedia with misgivings for a number of reasons, including the uncertainty concerning the reliability of its content, its anonymous authorship and the fact that students often use it as an easy way to cut and paste material for their coursework. In recent years, however, university instructors’ perception of Wikipedia has changed significantly: it is seen as a useful teaching resource, as well as a promising environment for learning and collaborative knowledge building. It can be used for teaching purposes by assigning students to create and edit encyclopaedia articles. Such assignments can have many benefits: in addition to improving students’ understanding of content, the assignments have been shown to increase their intrinsic motivation to learn, develop digital competences and build cross-cutting skills in online communication and interaction. Lastly, in connection with universities’ institutional role, editing Wikipedia can be an interesting channel for the public communication of science.

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Teachers always try to give their best to educate all students that have been entrusted to them!

Knowing that everybody has the right to learn and be well educated, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology after the war took considerable actions in an effort to promote inclusive education in the Kosovo education system (Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, 2007). However, teachers are facing different challenges while trying to teach students with mild or moderate specific learning difficulties together with those who don’t have learning difficulties.

Understanding specific learning difficulties may not be hard but handling it is a great challenge.

So what are specific learning difficulties?

This research studies specific areas of inclusive education based on the difficulties students have while learning English Language, how to deal with these difficulties, how can inclusive practices within the school help, what practical teaching approaches can be used, what teaching methods are used or can be used in the inclusive classes in order to come to a conclusion of what can be done more about inclusiveness and understand the importance of inclusive education not only in the centers where the work is done but throughout Kosovo.

Remember: Students with specific learning difficulties are just like you and me, they just have a different learning style!

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The educational project CHOOSE MUSIC!, subtitled “for counselling and training for admission to higher education in music”, was created many years ago, at the initiative of Prof. Univ. PhD. Luminiţa Duţică, with the main purpose of creating a bridge between the pre-university and academic musical education (through pupils - students, pupils - university professors, etc.). Another special objective was to promote the image and opportunities existing at “George Enescu” National University of Arts of Iași. In this respect, inter-institutional partnerships were established between the Faculty of Interpretation, Composition and Theoretical Music Studies within “George Enescu” National University of Arts of Iași and numerous art high schools/colleges, especially from the regions of Moldavia (Suceava, Botoșani, Bacău, Piatra-Neamț, Iași, Bârlad and Galați). In this study we will go into more detailed aspects related to teaching and art activities made for this purpose, diverse and attractive, evidenced by: demonstration lessons of Music theory, Classical composition / jazz – easy listening, Musicology, Choral/Orchestral Conducting, MasterClass for aspects regarding the perception and graphic representation of the sounds, as well as the specific musical skills training (held by professors Luminiţa and Gheorghe Duţică), to which educational concerts, book launches, special meetings with teachers from the pre-university education, additional training with students for admission to the academic musical education in Iași (especially in the contest subject called Theory - Solfeggio –Melodic Dictation.

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This paper is an attempt to present selected classifications of models of teaching creativity, which may have been found in literature over the last years. Models of teaching creativity are understood by the authors as well-developed systems of statements, based on a specific theory of creativity and concerning strategies and methods of teaching creative thinking and action, conditions of education, the role of a teacher in that process, and evaluation of education results. The paper describes several classifications of such models, including the authors’ own proposal, and presents a more detailed description of the heuristic model of teaching creativity. In the conclusion, the authors propose a thesis that the issue of methods of teaching creativity is open and the answer to the question about the best teaching methods in that obligation, which is interesting from the pedagogical point of view, should, as in the whole didactics, be answered by teachers, using their knowledge about creativity and its development.

advantage for one method compared to the other. 6 Conclusions This research into teaching strategies suggests that the use of BIM+ models, such as 4D and 5D models, together with automated software, such as Vico Office, contributes to students’ understanding of the concept and method of LPS using takt-time, flowlines, and PTPPR scheduling. The students identified some overlaps between the three methods, individual advantages, and their synergies and thus were able to select the most suitable one depending on the context (e.g., a linear project vs. a non-repetitive project

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The paper describes a strategy that uses problem solving to teach the thermokinetic concept, based on student’s previously established proficiency in thermochemistry and kinetics. Chemistry teachers often use this method because it ensures easy achievement of both formative and informative science skills. This teaching strategy is tailored for students that prove special intellectual resources, Olympiad participants and to those who find chemistry a potential professional route

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The wide range of technological devices available today have clearly influenced the structure of the typical English lesson and have created new roles for the teachers and the learners of this foreign language. Starting from the case of the Romanians learners of English, the paper presents a theoretical and research approach to the manner in which multimedia technology can positively influence the development of the students’ life skills, drawing attention, at the same time, to the situations when important skills are better built and fostered by means of other teaching strategies.