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ERIC Number: EJ874207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Capturing the Real World in the Classroom
Heck, Andre; Uylings, Peter
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v13 n3 p107-116 2006
Practical investigation tasks are part of the Dutch examination programme of senior secondary education. In mathematics and science, pupils are expected to develop a broad range of research skills, which includes connecting real world phenomena with the scientific world, understanding the problems at hand and asking the right questions, making a project plan, designing and carrying out an experiment, and collecting, representing, analysing, and interpreting information. Pupils need ICT tools that make such investigation tasks feasible and that enable them to work at an appropriate level. In this paper we report on a classroom experiment in which pupils in pre-vocational secondary education develop and practise research skills by carrying out a small investigation task using digital video technology. We also discuss how one can deal with three particular problems experienced in practice, viz., perspective distortion of images, the complexity of recording video clips, and the amount of time needed for collecting data. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands