APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR FUTURE TEACHERS IN THE PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT IMAGINE
J. Selye University (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The new educational reform, new teaching methods and the introduction of innovative approaches in the learning process are all inevitable for the new generation which can rightly be called the "digital generation" of our time.
What students at schools need is to look at new things from various perspectives so they do not learn everything in the same way, quite the contrary, they should be shown the diversity of things while highlighting the connections between them. More emphasis should be placed on creating conditions for the transfer of information. The possibility of establishing closer ties between subjects should be sought and exploited. The teaching methods and processes should be based on the child's creativity. Teacher and student must work together to mobilize the acquired knowledge in order to achieve a clearly set, meaningful goal. This requires from teachers to be able to develop their own teaching materials and tools, and use digital technologies effectively in various areas of the teaching process.
To view the learning process in new perspectives, it is essential to establish innovative cross-curricular links between subjects. At the J. Selye University, the elective subject INF4 has been introduced focusing on the preparation of educational projects in Imagine. Through qualitative research we attempt to give an answer to the question: Will teacher trainees by the end of the course be able to apply this tool on a level that enables them to create individual applications for their taught subjects in the future?
Keywords: Imagine, application development, creating cross-curricular links between subjects, qualitative research.