PERCEPTION OF KEY STAKEHOLDERS ABOUT TABLET BASED PRIMARY SCIENCE CURRICULUM. A QUALITATIVE APPROACH
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 main purpose of this study was to evaluate the perceptions of key stakeholders about digitising the national Science curriculum of Pakistan, for a typical fifth grade pupil aged between 10 to 12 years.
A qualitative study design was chosen in order to understand how various stakeholders perceived the interactive Science curriculum; based on games, activities, videos, experiments and fun facts. To achieve this purpose, a series of in-depth structured interviews with key stakeholders including federal directorate of education, school administration, teachers, students and their parents, were conducted. The stakeholders were selected from four schools of economically marginalised areas in the vicinity of Islamabad, where the application had been deployed.
The results from this exploratory study help better understand the differences in perceptions between various stakeholders, and bridging the gap between them. Thus making room for communication and collaboration between stakeholders, to create a shared vision, in which student centred learning environments can be created via digitised curriculum. Finally, recommendations for further research are made, along with implications for the study.
Keywords: Perception, Tablet Based, curriculum.