Computers in science teaching : a reality or dream ; The role of computers in effective science education : a case of using a computer to teach colour mixing ; Career oriented science education for the next millennium

Nadarajah, Kumaravel (1998) Computers in science teaching : a reality or dream ; The role of computers in effective science education : a case of using a computer to teach colour mixing ; Career oriented science education for the next millennium. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Science education inSouthAfrica is not improving much. Many science educators do not have appropriate science qualifications. Majority of the learners have limited facilities to learn science. In this dilemma the move to OBE may result in further substantial deterioration of science education. Apossible wayout is to usecomputersin science education to facilitate the learning process. This study was designed to investigate how computers contribute to learners’ skills development in a physics course. A series of interactive computer simulations of colour mixing and a number of closely related traditionalpractical activities are aimed to promote learners’ understanding of colour. It was concluded that while computer environments have greater potentialas learning tools, they also limit interactions in significant ways.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Science teaching, Computer-assisted instruction, Education
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
ID Code:2315
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 07:51
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22
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