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Spice evaluation: first results of the general evaluation

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Spice evaluation

  1. 1. First results of the General Evaluation BARBARA SCHWARZENBACHER, EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET Spice is funded with support from the European Commission. This presentation reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. STRUCTURE <ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Profile of teachers and students who participated </li></ul><ul><li>Main results of general evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. METHODOLOGY <ul><li>Difference between types of questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>General: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General questions to find out the profile of the teacher and students: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the teaching habits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>favourite subjects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>computer literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learner type </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation and interest in Science and ICT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Designed by the teachers (= creators of GP)  inquiry based learning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questions to test the knowledge of the students in the specific topic </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. METHODOLOGY <ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>4 questionnaires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General PRE / POST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific PRE / POST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In total 54 questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation February – May </li></ul><ul><li>More participants due to teacher collaboration </li></ul>
  5. 5. PORTRAIT OF STUDENTS PRE - questionnaires POST –questionnaires TOTAL numbers 2010 students 1871 students Girls 46 % 44% Boys 54% 56% Age 12 : 360 pax 13 : 282 pax 14 : 551 pax 15 : 667 pax 16+ : 150 pax 12 : 232 pax 13 : 242 pax 14 : 512 pax 15 : 655 pax 16+ : 230 pax
  6. 6. PORTRAIT OF STUDENTS <ul><ul><li>Students per country </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. PROFILE OF STUDENTS <ul><li>Interest in subjects </li></ul>
  8. 8. PORTRAIT OF STUDENTS 8 - All 7 - Visual+Tactile 6 - Auditory+Tactile 5 - Visual+Auditory 4 - Don't know 3 - Tactile 2 - Auditory 1 - Visual Learner types – self-evaluation of students
  9. 9. PROFILE OF TEACHERS <ul><li>24 teachers initially, but finally 41 participated </li></ul><ul><li>Learner types they cater for: </li></ul>
  10. 10. PROFILE OF TEACHERS <ul><li>Experience with Inquiry-based learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. RESULTS OF GENERAL EVALUATION <ul><li>Use of computers per day </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Students </li></ul>
  12. 12. RESULTS OF GENERAL EVALUATION <ul><li>Students: Use of computers per day / per country </li></ul>
  13. 13. RESULTS OF GENERAL EVALUATION <ul><ul><li>Computer literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers Students </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. RESULTS OF GENERAL EVALUATION <ul><li>Success of Initiatives according to the teachers </li></ul>
  15. 15. RESULTS OF GENERAL EVALUATION PRE POST 6) These lessons helped me to understand what scientific methods are and to develop my ability to use them 8) Made it easier for me to understand the work of scientists 9) Caused me and my fellow students to debate about scientific issues (and social issues such as ecology)
  16. 16. NEXT STEPS <ul><li>Evaluation of specific questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Things that we are looking at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Criteria that make up a Good Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel well criteria (language, curriculum, methods...) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Recommendations </li></ul></ul>

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