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dc.contributor.authorPapaevripidou, Mariosen
dc.contributor.authorConstantinou, Constantinos P.en
dc.contributor.authorZacharia, Zacharias C.en
dc.coverage.spatialCY - Λευκωσίαen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-12T10:16:39Z
dc.date.available2016-02-12T10:16:39Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10797/14653en
dc.descriptionΠεριέχει το πλήρες κείμενοel_GR
dc.description.abstractWe report a study in which we designed and implemented a curriculum within the context of ecosystems aimed at fostering scientific modelling skills and enhancing conceptual understanding among fifth graders through the use of Stagecast CreatorTM. We describe how activities supported students to improve and expand their models by adding new information collected from observations and personal knowledge about real-life ecosystems. Paper-and-pencil tests were used both before and after the study to evaluate students’ modelling skills and understanding of concepts related to ecosystems. The data analysis followed both qualitative and quantitative methods. The results indicated the importance of the synergy of the study’s goals: to learn about marine ecosystems and develop modelling skills. We found significant differences between students’ pre- and post-test scores, suggesting that our approach facilitated the development of both modelling skills and enhanced conceptual understanding of marine ecosystems of fifth graders.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversity of Zilinaen
dc.relation.ispartofComputer-based modeling in science: the case of stagecast creatoren
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.titleEnhancing fifth graders understanding of complex ecosystems through a model-based approach utilizing stagecast creatoren
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjecten
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermModelling skillsen
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermEcosystems conceptual understandingen
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermComputer-based toolsen
dc.contributor.conferenceorganizerLearning in Science Group, University of Cyprusen


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