The Get Electronics Project, GEP

    Projektin yksityiskohdat


    The Get Electronics Project, GEP (1994-2002) ( was initiated in connection with the National Framework Curriculum of 1994. The following aims were set for the project: (i) to develop learning environments for Finnish comprehensive schools using modern technology in concordance with the new 1994 framework curriculum, (ii) to support teachers of physics and technology in planning and implementing instruction in the basics of electronics and electricity, (iii) to prepare learning material, including the kit for experimenting with electricity and electronics, for individual students to learn the basics of electronics and electricity and to expand the pupil's general knowledge of the natural sciences and technology, while simultaneously boosting his ability to process information and work in groups and (iv) to develop a dialogue between teachers of physics and technology, and the relevant private industrial sector. The GEP project has been evaluated by research and has been interpreted as a successful in-service training and curriculum material development project (see Publications). The research question connected with the GEP project are, for example: “The goal of the study is (i) to determine whether we succeeded in promoting elective courses in the field of electricity and electronics and (ii) to determine the extent to which the teachers succeeded in co-operating and developing their teaching together with their colleagues”, or “How the design process of the learning material, produced in GEP, succeeded, i.e. what was the nature and applicability of the design process, where co-operation between several interest groups is organised, in GEP?” In GEP the total budget was 150, 000 € and the project was financed by the Economic Information Bureau, Federation of Finnish Electrical and Electronics Industry, ABB, Fujitsu ICL Computers, Nokia and the Councils of the Science Teachers' Union and Technology Teachers' Union.
    Todellinen alku/loppupvm01/01/199431/01/2002


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