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ERIC Number: EJ912563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Using ICT to Teach "Hard to Teach" Topics in Science
Oakes, Malcolm
Education in Science, n231 p20-21 Feb 2009
Science is a wonderful subject to teach. Often characterised as "hard", it is a subject that has evolved constantly over the years by adopting new practices. In recent years, these have included many aspects of ICT, which was the starting point for the author and his team's project. The basic principles of the project were that: (1) subject teaching and learning should be the focus of the work; and (2) ICT should not be used for its own sake, but because it promotes good teaching and learning. Invitations to attend a conference were issued to teachers who had been identified as innovative users of ICT in the classroom. Prior to the conference they were asked to reflect upon hard to teach (H2T) topics and how ICT could help in their teaching and learning. After the conference, the participants elected to write case studies based on contexts taken from a list of the most commonly cited H2T topics. Topics covered by the case studies and the uses of ICT covered by case studies are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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