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ERIC Number: EJ865304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
A Methodology for Integrating Computer-Based Learning Tools in Science Curricula
Papadouris, Nicos; Constantinou, Constantinos P.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v41 n4 p521-538 2009
This paper demonstrates a methodology for effectively integrating computer-based learning tools in science teaching and learning. This methodology provides a means of systematic analysis to identify the capabilities of particular software tools and to formulate a series of competencies relevant to physical science that could be developed by means of these capabilities. This analysis could inform the transition to technology-rich learning environments by helping to deflect reliance on computer-based tools for objectives they cannot meet, while encouraging the design of activity sequences that make the most of the educationally useful capabilities of available computer-based tools. This methodology is demonstrated by means of two software tools widely used in science learning, namely modelling and simulation tools. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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