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dc.contributor.authorPapaevripidou, Mariosen
dc.contributor.authorConstantinou, Constantinos P.en
dc.coverage.spatialCY - Λευκωσίαen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-26T08:13:40Z
dc.date.available2016-02-26T08:13:40Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10797/14800en
dc.descriptionΠεριέχει το πλήρες κείμενοel_GR
dc.description.abstractThe discrepancy between what we teach and what scientists and citizens need is greater than most instructors realise. Science for citizenship and science in the technical workplace, both involve greater emphasis on procedural understanding than on understanding of concepts. In this paper, we explore the possibility of guiding upper elementary school students to develop procedural skills in close connection with conceptual understanding through a structured intervention on designing experiments. After implementation, the learning outcomes were assessed and further developed using an interactive database program developed by the University of Durham. The paper presents the design of our intervention, the structure of the software application and the learning outcomes. We also present conceptual and reasoning difficulties encountered by students in their effort to construct a coherent and consistent strategy for designing valid experiments. Finally, we discuss implications of our findings for the design and development of science curriculum for the elementary grades.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherDepartment of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprusen
dc.relation.ispartofTeaching and learningen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.titleUsing an interactive simulation to enhance procedural skills in grade 5en
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjecten
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermProcedural understandingen
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermControl of variablesen
dc.subject.uncontrolledtermSimulationsen
dc.contributor.conferenceorganizerLearning in Physics Group, University of Cyprusen


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