MaterialsScience: University-school partnerships for the design and implementation of research-based ICT-enhanced modules on Material Properties is a research-based curriculum design project that has been funded by the European Commission under the Science and Society Program (2007-2009). The participating institutes are: Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II; Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Helsingin Yliopisto, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of Western Macedonia. The project aims to create a mechanism for integrating the results of science education research in school teaching practice for 10-15 year olds in the domain of Properties of Materials. The methodology relies on local working groups consisting of researchers and experienced science teachers with the remit to design, implement and evaluate teaching modules in specific domains related to Materials Science. The modules will utilize existing modeling and simulation tools (such as, Insight, ThermoLab, Stagecast Creator, Coach, Modelus, Virtual Laboratories) in order to achieve teaching approaches that adhere to the principles of inquiry based science, active student engagement and collaborative learning. The modules will include activity sequences and specific instruments and procedures for the evaluation of learning outcomes. Student assessment will place emphasis on the transfer of acquired knowledge and skills in contexts that were previously unfamiliar to the students. In our presentation, we will place emphasis on the methodological framework adopted by the project and we will illustrate this with preliminary results from the participating research groups.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/2007 → 31/12/2009|
- 516 Educational sciences