THE USAGE OF INFORMATICAL MEANS IN THE TEACHING - STUDYING - EVALUATION PROCESS FOR THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Ovidius University of Constanta (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The need of learning, through informatical and technological means, has grown once the world entered in the 21 century. If ten yeears ago a small number of persons owned a personal computer, nowadays their number has grown considerably.
Computers are used for the acquiring of knowledge and it forms skills that allow students to adapt to the requirements of a continuous changing society but it can not replace a teacher, who is still present and active in communicating with students. If for teaching of various disciplines (biology, geography, chemistry, psychology etc.) educational software are used, fun and interactive lessons adapted to age levels, so the religious education had to step forward to align with them.
In this direction, materials that help the religious education are: games, lessons, theological reflections, presentations of social and spiritual activities, religious services, various materials on religious themes.
Among the teaching - learning process, the evaluation process can become, through informatical means, an interactive evaluation method, with immediate feed-back and a 100% precission in grading. Among other softwares used in the educational process, that can be used in creating tests, questionaries and games, we have the Hot Potatoes, ProProfs, Classtools etc.
So, the computer determines a growth of quality and efficiency of the learning - teaching process and the changes that appear are:
* training centered on the teacher is now centered on the student;
* working in colaboration;
* exchange of information;
* active studying;
* the developing of critical thinking;
* planned action, proactive action.