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Abstract Title: Designing and investigating new ways of interactive whiteboard use in physics instruction
Abstract: Researchers on the topic of IWB use in education stress that while important, mere technological mastery of the IWB by the teacher and the use of its technically interactive features is not enough for its productive use. In order to get the most out of the relatively expensive investment in IWBs, much of the attention has to be given to the pedagogic interactivity of the lessons. In a qualitative study, we investigated how our own lesson design, based on the principles of guided-inquiry and kinesthetic engagement of learners was accepted and implemented by high-school teachers and perceived by students. The feedback was then used to further inform our designs. Our study followed the design-based approach to research and used activity theory as a descriptive framework for analysis.The topics of the designed lessons were Kepler's laws in one case and refraction and total internal reflection in the other.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Bor Gregorcic
University of Ljubljana
Jadranska 19
Ljubljana, Non U.S. 1000
Phone: 0038631720908
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University
Gorazd Planinsic, University of Ljubljana

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