TOWARDS A POSSIBLE GOOD-PRACTICE MODEL IN NON-FORMAL EDUCATION: A CASE OF ROMANIA

TitleTOWARDS A POSSIBLE GOOD-PRACTICE MODEL IN NON-FORMAL EDUCATION: A CASE OF ROMANIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsValentin Cosmin Blândul
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume60
Start Page46-53
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedJuly/2014
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1114553
Keywordsextracurricular activities, non-formal education, school results
Abstract

By its nature, education has 3 forms that are in a strong interdependence: formal, non-formal and informal. Non-formal education can be defined as a form of education implemented by schools in partnership with different educational institutions, using extracurricular activities, to help students deepen knowledge acquired in schools. A good example of this definition is the program “To know more, to be better!” implemented by the Romanian Ministry of Education since 2012. The main aim of this research was to analyze the impact of the above mentioned program upon students and teachers from Bihor County, Romania. The instrument used was a questionnaire with 18 questions. The sample consisted of 125 teachers from pre-primary, primary, secondary and high schools from Bihor County, Romania. The study was conducted in April 2014. The results of the research show that the majority of respondents have been pleased with this program, which has been popular among students as well. The latter ones were helped to better understand the theoretical knowledge they acquired during classes. The most frequent extracurricular activities of the program included visits, trips, workshops etc.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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