MOBILE LEARNING AND CHEMISTRY: CREATING AN APP AS METHODOLOGY FOR FORENSIC SCIENCES
Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul (BRAZIL)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The mobile devices popularization increases the mobile learning practice, providing the development of teaching and learning activities anywhere, anytime. In addition, the adoption of mobile learning encourages students to actively participate in the learning processes.
Mobile learning in the context of the development of problem-solving methodologies, from an interactionist-constructivist-systemic approach provides development activities focused on research, learn to think, in identifying and solving problems in investigative attitude. Examples of such methodologies: learning projects based on problems; workshops; conceptual map.
In order to provide formative experiences in the context of mobile learning and using as guiding the methodology of learning projects based on problems undergraduate students of a course in chemistry teacher training were instigated, through the development of a complementary activity, to design learning projects involving this area of knowledge in the mobile learning context. The projects were developed in groups of students organized by affinity to the topic of interest. The complementary activity lasted forty hours including presential and online meetings.
One of the proposed learning projects will be presented, detailed and discussed in the final article. The theme chosen was the Forensic Chemistry project - ILE (Interactive Learning Environment), which aims to develop an interactive learning environment in the form of a scene of a crime and a laboratory of forensic investigation, planned to offer problem situations. The proposed learning project involved the creation of an App (Application), aiming to unite mobility and the teaching of Chemistry, through the Forensic Chemistry. Whereas an ILE will only be meaningful to the student is connected to their interests, needs and personal goals, the App created sought to insert the chemistry from this approach with the student's daily life. To create the App was used a free software, named "Fábrica de Aplicativos" (www.fabricadeaplicativos.com.br).
The identification of App created as a means to approach the school with interactive learning environments of Forensic Chemistry project, as well as the creation of an App as a potential investigative methodology for the mobile learning are some of the results this project.
Keywords: Mobile Learning, Application, Chemistry Education.