CONCEPTUAL LEARNING OF PHYSICS IN SLOVENIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

TitleCONCEPTUAL LEARNING OF PHYSICS IN SLOVENIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGerlič, I, Repnik, R
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume14
Start Page65-69
Date PublishedOctober/2009
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 899505
Keywordscomputers in education, educational system
Abstract

Teaching and learning with computers (ICT) encompasses her help in educational process everywhere there where is this perhaps and reasonable. Using ICT as educated accessory mean search of optimal elements for teaching efficiency and for better achieving teaching objectives. Learning process of science, mathematic and technical subjects in elementary school in many situations demands practically and problem solved work. Conceptual learning of physics is computer based and its strategies lead pupils to a better understanding and use of more difficult processes (thinking, inferencing, using the knowledge). By conceptual way of learning we used „fizlets“as simulatory models. They are interactive materials, where processes happen in certain intervals and there is interaction between the model and the pupil.
The main goal of study was to research the effects of conceptual way of learning in comparison with traditional classroom education when teaching the topics “Pressure and lifting power” in the eighth class of primary school. We tested four thinking processes of pupils (knowledge, analyses, inference and comparison). The main expected ascertainment of research was that the pupils, who were taught through the conceptual way achieved better results than those who were taught traditionally in the classroom. Hypotheses were confirmed. In general this article will show other users of teaching physics and science some didactic manners of preparing interactive educated materials.

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