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Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice

Georgeta Rata and Maria Palicica

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ISBN 10: 1443824054 / ISBN 13: 9781443824057
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010
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Title: Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and ...

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: New edition.

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'Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice' is a collection of essays that appeals to teachers and researchers of social sciences no matter the level of instruction. The essays deal with three main issues of social sciences in Europe and Asia nowadays: educational theory (education as a social phenomenon - active learning, continuous training, cultivation of creativity in schoolchildren, design and implementation of educational subsystems, environmental education, environmental-awareness, management strategies to homework, reform of the social protection system, youth education; theory and methodology of curriculum and of education - educational class, e-learning implementation; philosophy, psychology and sociology of education - counselling, education, educational principles, emotionality, focus, freedom, human needs, ideal, plagiarism, psycho-moral profile, research design, and self-confidence, sociability, value). It also includes society in the context of globalisation (foreign language knowledge, the information age, the interaction between culture and translation, peace education) and identity, alterity and multiculturalism (cultural encounter, education, ethnic animosity, habitus, language, racism, village).

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Georgeta Rata has a PhD in Linguistics from the University in Bucharest (Romania). She is a qualified EFL teacher and has been teaching languages for almost 34 years. Her extensive experience includes both general English and several areas of ESP, and she has published widely in these areas. She also has cross-linguistic expertise, having worked in French and Romanian as well as English, and understands the practical issues involved in teaching and learning different languages and transferring research ideas from one language to another. She is the Scientific Secretary of the Department of Teaching Staff Training and Social Sciences and Humanities at the Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara (Romania), Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Linguistic Studies, a contributor to the English Profile research project, and regularly organises international events in the field of language education. She has edited Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). Maria Palicica has a PhD in Philosophy from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). She is a qualified teacher of educational philosophy, educational sociology, pedagogy, and philosophy, and has been teaching these disciplines for almost 40 years. She is Head of the Department of Teaching Staff Training and Social Sciences and Humanities at the Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara (Romania), Editor-in-chief of the journal Didactica, a contributor to several research projects, and regularly organises international events in the field of education. She has published widely in the fields of educational philosophy, educational sociology, pedagogy, and philosophy (10 books and over 100 national and international scientific research papers).

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