A PEDAGOGICAL DEVELOPMENT MODEL ON CHEMISTRY TEACHING THROUGH COMPUTER-ASSISTED AND GUIDED INQUIRY
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Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Page: 207 (abstract only)
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The present research has been undertaken to develop a pedagogical model for teaching chemistry through computer-assisted and guided inquiry for Iranian high school 11th grade. A naturalistic qualitative study was adopted by triangulation method for data collection (mixed-methodology). Observations and semi-structured interviews were conducted by participants to collect data. The obtained data were analyzed using transcriptions to evaluate the current practice in classroom. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to analyze the quantitative data. About 52% of high school students declared that the computer implemented studying system was a potential method for learning chemistry. Triangulating data showed that the perception of teachers, students, principals and ICT team about the use of computer in teaching process was significantly deferent. The findings revealed that out of the 20 expert respondents, 100% agreed on developing intranet, 95% agreed on establishing inquiry, 90% insisted on use of computer at home and 80% supported constructive ICT coordinator and computer facilities.
Keywords: Pedagogical model, Teaching chemistry, Commuter-assisted guided inquiry, High school.