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  • 1. elearning in initial science teachers educationelearning in initial science teachers education Maria João Loureiro E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 2. elearning in initial science teachers educationtopics context of the study underlying principles teaching methodology data gathering preliminary results reflections E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 3. elearning in initial science teachers educationcontext of the study - Portugal (EU) Oporto Aveiro Coimbra E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 4. elearning in initial science teachers educationcontext (U. Aveiro)• created in 1973• 10 to 11.000 students• courses (grad and pos- grad) teachers education sciences, math, … engineering health …• member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 5. elearning in initial science teachers educationcontext (initial teachers education) science/technology teachers education Phy/Chemistry, Bio/ Geology, Elec/Informatics didactic course (2004/05) - 1th sem., 4th year 4 hours/week 2T (all students – lectures) + 2TP (students divided by domain – group work) course aim development of S/T teaching competencies 61 students, 5 teachers E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 6. elearning in initial science teachers educationcontext (initial teachers education) Science/Tech Didactics al ic S/T and teaching S/T Research domains se ret (context)ba eo s Alt. Th STS/PR Exp Conc. Psychological Social work Epistemic Teaching perspectives E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 7. elearning in initial science teachers educationunderlying principles life-long learning - diversity learning spaces students construct content/knowledge rather than consume it social interactions is a growing part of learning learning can occur out of sequence although lectures or other forms of information presentation are deliberate sequentially competencies development - higher order thinking analysis, questioning, establishing relations… the use of technology is natural (digital natives) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 8. elearning in initial science teachers educationtasks organization 1st week 2th week Bb forum - TP structure Bb forum - TP group work presentation presentation (ppt) and discussion and discussion presentations classroom classroom bibliography work guidelines 3th week = 1st of following subject Bb content area final report delivery Bb content area Bb forum (T) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 9. elearning in initial science teachers educationlearning spaces Bb forums (“public”, formal) Bb e-Mail Library (private, formal) (“public”, non-formal) Classroom (“public”, formal) WWW Home Bb cont. areas (private, informal) (“public”, formal) Social spaces (private, informal) Adapted from Milne (2006) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 10. elearning in initial science teachers educationpreliminary data data gathering technique - Bb logs 378 (messages), 8194 (hits) satisfactory interaction - active students rate (378/43=8,8) vs enrolled students rate (378/61=6,2) forums interactions depended on: subject in itself teachers attitudes towards ICT use (two of the five prof.) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 11. elearning in initial science teachers educationpreliminary data students satisfaction - data gathering technique: questionnaire 26 respondents out of 61 students enrolled in the course - platform (Bb) use: 1th experience (65%) easy to use (61%) course and site organisation good (92%) more interaction both between students and teach/students (73%) advantages: sharing is a very important issue (80%) work organisation is also facilitated (77%) group work organisation as well (50%) more flexibility (73%) collaborative work (69%) face-to-face where essential (non native students) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 12. elearning in initial science teachers educationpreliminary data teachers reflections - data gathering: interviews (3 teachers) - platform advantages material delivery and access is easier enrichment of interaction development of collaboration between students (teacher comp.) - positive competition students questioning is higher (teacher comp.) diversity of topics to be discussed, proposed by the students (teacher comp.) allows formative peer-assessment (teacher comp.) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 13. elearning in initial science teachers educationpreliminary data teachers reflections - data gathering: interviews (3 teachers) - advantages for the teachers, although more work load iii) development of interaction management competencies iv) deepening the comprehension of our own practices v) collaboration between teachers increased vi) students’ evolution, need and difficulties are easy to follow vii) formative assessment increased (teachers and peer-assessment) E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 14. elearning in initial science teachers educationfinal thoughts ICT integration involves pedagogical and content knowledge as well as technological knowledge interaction must be part of the assessment framework contributions useful HE teaching methodology valuable teachers’ reflections, methodology and instruments for the evaluation of online teaching E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro
  • 15. elearning in initial science teachers educationthank you for your attention questions??? E-Learn 2007 Conference, Québec – Loureiro, Bettencourt, Souza e Marques CIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro