ERIC Number: EJ721611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Webbing through Science History
Psycharis, Sarantos; Daflos, Athanasios
Science and Children, v43 n2 p37-39 Oct 2005
Virtual experiments, data logging, the Internet--these are just a few of the ways technology is changing the classroom environment today, ushering in new learning opportunities for students and new ways for teachers to present knowledge. Compared to a decade or two ago, teaching is becoming a different profession. The role of the teacher is moving from the traditional perspective of teacher as "transmitter of knowledge" toward the view of the teacher as a "facilitator of learning"--more of a coach or guide. The authors worked with fifth- and sixth-grade teachers at The Greek Primary School in Athens, Greece, to design a web-based learning environment for students that integrated science and history and successfully met the new role demands for teachers.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Web Based Instruction, Science History, Scientists, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 5, Grade 6, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)