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  1. 1. Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital learning resources Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  2. 2. Inspire Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Comenius project funded by DG Education and Culture as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme Project period: December 2007 – November 2009
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Inspire (Innovative Science Pedagogy in Research and Education). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose : challenge the lack of interest of students to start scientific studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During 10 months Inspire gathered data to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe the impact of these new teaching methods on pupils and on their motivation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse the pre-requisites to be defined for enabling teachers to integrate these new techniques in their pedagogy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the critical success factors to be mastered at teacher and school level for the generalization of such practices. </li></ul></ul>Inspire Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  4. 4. Inspire Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 LR = digital learning resources
  5. 5. Inspire Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 + LR =
  6. 6. Inspire Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 + LR = ?
  7. 7. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Inspire methodology questionnaires list of LOs how to use the LOs <ul><li>63 schools </li></ul><ul><li>5 countries </li></ul><ul><li>5 languages </li></ul>http://inspire.eun.org ca.inspire.eun.org es.inspire.eun.org de.inspire.eun.org it.inspire.eun.org lt.inspire.eun.org
  8. 8. Inspire questionnaires Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Before After LR 1 LR 2 LO N ...
  9. 9. Learning Resources (LR)‏ Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  10. 10. Languages of the LR Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  11. 11. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  12. 12. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  13. 13. Minimum number of words Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009
  14. 14. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Pilot schools Schools Types Teachers Pupils
  15. 15. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Selection of LR The LR were used 904 times
  16. 16. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Selection criteria for the LR
  17. 17. <ul><li>Positive impacts </li></ul><ul><li>highest impact: autonomous learning of pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>¾ LR stimulated own interest and motivation for teaching MST. </li></ul><ul><li>70% said the LR increased the pupils’ understanding and use of ICT in general. </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 noticed that the LR stimulated pupils’ interest and motivation for learning MST. </li></ul><ul><li>facilitated differentiated teaching of sciences in the classroom </li></ul>Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Results from teachers
  18. 18. <ul><li>Difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>AT, DE, ES and IT: [en] -> [local lang] </li></ul><ul><li>ES + IT: problems with PC / Internet... </li></ul>Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Results from teachers
  19. 19. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Results from students
  20. 20. <ul><li>Greater impact on boys than on girls; </li></ul><ul><li>Impact decreases with the age, specially among female students ( ICT survey ); </li></ul><ul><li>For virtually all items surveyed impact perceived by LT and ES (and IT) >> AT and DE; </li></ul><ul><li>No real impact as far as the number of LR used. </li></ul>Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Results from students
  21. 21. Overall, it appears the use of LR has a positive impact on MST education but special attention has to be placed on technical requirements and localization of the LR. Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 Conclusions
  22. 22. Further information Inspire – Motivating young people to study MST: the role of digital LR – Maïté Debry 26/11/2009 http://inspire.eun.org Maïté Debry Maïté . [email_address] or Agueda Gras-Velazquez [email_address] Thank you

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