Inspiring Science Learning: Designing the Science Classroom of the Future
Abstract:Taking full advantage of the many opportunities offered by ICT requires a commitment to new conceptions of teaching and learning and large-scale implementations at the school level. The articles in this special issue have the potential to promote school change in new and useful ways so that the needs of all learners are met. The aim of this paper is to (a) capture what we know so far about the process of encouraging schools to become innovative, (b) describe the Discovery Space Innovation Model, which is built upon these understandings, and (c) describe the practical implementation of this model. Taking advantage from the current political move in science and mathematics education and the implementation of some major re-schooling initiatives, our aim focuses on the development of an innovative science and mathematics learning environment that utilizes modern technologies in order to enhance classroom teaching. In this environment, teachers and students make extensive use of interactive artifacts and assessment tools. If we strive for a powerful innovative culture in schools, which will gradually become self-sustaining, we have to empower system-aware practitioners and encourage them to collaborate with all other stakeholders in order to create systemically powerful learning environments for all.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2011
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- ADVANCED SCIENCE LETTERS is an international peer-reviewed journal with a very wide-ranging coverage, consolidates research activities in all areas of (1) Physical Sciences, (2) Biological Sciences, (3) Mathematical Sciences, (4) Engineering, (5) Computer and Information Sciences, and (6) Geosciences to publish original short communications, full research papers and timely brief (mini) reviews with authors photo and biography encompassing the basic and applied research and current developments in educational aspects of these scientific areas.
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