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  • 1. INTED 2010 - Valencia, 8-10 th March 2010 e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Sérgio C. Leal1,2, João P. Leal1,3, Horácio Fernandes4 1 Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal 2 Escola Secundária Padre António Vieira, Lisboa, Portugal 3 Instituto de Tecnológico Nuclear, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal 4 Departamento de Física, IST, Lisboa, Portugal sergioleal20@gmail.com
  • 2. • Students questions seem to disappear along with time. • Students show lack of motivation when learning Science. • The above situation is dependent of: - Classic teaching approach; - Missing contextualization of scientific concepts. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Introduction
  • 3.  A study performed in 2006 [1] suggests that experimental work and new technologies are valuable resources to increase motivation of students in science learning. • The e-lab platform has the above valences. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Introduction
  • 4.  Allow teachers' and students' access to a laboratory where is possible to collect data in real time. • Perform experiments that need expensive material and without concerns with safety precautions. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Objectives
  • 5.  e-lab is a platform for science teaching that aims to develop scientific knowledge and motivation on students. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Objectives
  • 6. • Physics and Chemistry in Portugal are frequently rejected by students because of the referred difficulty of their curricula [2], however, are important subjects to the construction of students´ scientific literacy knowledge and to their academic path in our technological society.  The essential objective of this study is to propose ways to invert the earlier aspects using technologies and experimental work. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Objectives
  • 7.  Hands-on  Sensors + data-loggers  Simulators  ....  Real experiences in virtual environment  e-learning  Data share  Remote participation  ... Observation  Measure equipment  ....  Theory e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Physics learning (example)
  • 8.  Actual studies confirm the importance of new technologies and experimental work in scientific subjects using the STS metodology (like e-lab).  Problem-based learning with experimental work and technologies places students in contextual learning situations, creating an education of meaning rather than an education of fact collecting. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description
  • 9.  Continuous training 26/09/2009 – 21/11/2009  15 teachers of primary and secondary school of Portugal in Lisbon region  9 sessions of 4 hours (evaluation in the last session)  Developed in Moodle e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description – preliminary study
  • 10.  Introduction to e-lab platform  Tools for data analysis  Exploration of the e-lab in physic and chemistry teaching e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description – preliminary study
  • 11.  Teachers continuous training is always important and necessary, but in e-lab platform case aims to: - help teachers with e-lab interface; - help teachers on planning and preparing experimental work; - motivate teachers and students. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description – preliminary study
  • 12.  Experiments explored by teachers: - determination of gravity value (on Earth); - pressure change with volume (Boyle-Mariotte law); - pressure change with depth (hidrostatic law); - launching data (statistics). e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description – preliminary study
  • 13.  At the end teachers are expected to: (i) know how to use the e-lab interface; (ii) know the experiments that already exist; (iii) have a global vision on the e-lab internal structure and functioning; (iv) be able to contribute to the improvement of e- -lab interface; (v) be able to propose others experiments and resources; (vi) propose and know more scientific resources. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Description – preliminary study
  • 14. Results Graphics Tables Experimental protocol Data repository Audio & video Chat & knowledge shareConfiguration  Options available: - Save, Print & Copy, e-mail - “Waiting control”: users list, auto play & data share  Requisites:  Any  256 MB RAM  JRE 1.4.1  TCP/IP Protocol Stack e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Almost extint interface
  • 15. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science New interface
  • 16. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science New interface
  • 17. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science New interface
  • 18. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science New interface
  • 19.  Enthusiastic inquiry results  The use of experimental work and/or technologies in classroom seems essential to motivate students to scientific areas [1, 3, 4, 5] • We believe that e-lab is a proper tool for experiments data collection using a simple, functional, user-friendly platform with all the necessary resources for students and teachers e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Conclusion
  • 20. • Perform a larger study • Produce more pedagogical materials to e-lab • Introduce new experiments e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Next steps
  • 21. • Use e-lab platform in school • Suggest experiments to the e-lab e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Challenge and Suggestions
  • 22. • http://www.e-escola.pt/elab.asp • http://elab.ist.utl.pt/rec/index_uk.html (english version of e-lab platform) • http://elab.ist.utl.pt/rec/index1.html (portuguese version of e-lab platform) e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Multimedia support
  • 23. [1] Leal, S. C. A química orgânica no ensino secundário: percepções e propostas. MsC. Thesis. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro, 2006. [2] Paiva, J. O fascínio de ser professor. Lisboa: Texto Editores, 2007. [3] Leal, S. C. & Leal, J. P. Pedagogical Material that Promotes Students Interest in Science. 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science Proceedings, ISBN 978-989-95095-5-9. Costa MF, Darrío BV, Patairiya MK (Eds.); 2009, 27-31 October; Science City, Ahmedabad – India. 2009. pp. 161- 164. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science References
  • 24. [4] Leal, S. C. & Leal, J. P. Why are Students not attracted by Physics and Chemistry? EduLearn09 Proceedings, ISBN 978-84-612-9802-0. L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, I. Candel Torres (Eds.); 2009, 6-8 July, International Association of Technology, Education and Development IATED, Valencia. 2009. pp. 4019-4022. [5] Leal, S. C., Fernandes, H. & Leal, J. P. Laboratório virtual e-lab: uma plataforma de ensino das ciências. XIII Encontro Nacional de Educação em Ciências Proceedings, ISBN 978-989-95831-2-2. Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (Eds.); 2009, 24-26 September, Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco. 2009. pp. 1557-1560. e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science References
  • 25. INTED 2010 - Valencia, 8-10 th March 2010 e-lab platform: promoting students interest in science Sérgio C. Leal1,2, João P. Leal1,3, Horácio Fernandes4 1 Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal 2 Escola Secundária Padre António Vieira, Lisboa, Portugal 3 Instituto de Tecnológico Nuclear, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal 4 Departamento de Física, IST, Lisboa, Portugal sergioleal20@gmail.com

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