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Themes in Science and Technology Education

2012 Volume 5, Number 1

Editors

AthanassiosMikropoulos, Tassos A. Jimoyiannis

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. An ability approach to within-class curriculum differentiation using student response systems and Web 2.0 technologies: Analysing teachers’ responsiveness

    Matt Bower

    This paper examines teacher responsiveness to an ability approach of within-class curriculum differentiation using technology. Teachers were guided through a series of four workshops designed to... More

    pp. 5-26

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  2. Interweaving meaning generation in science with learning to learn together processes using Web 2.0 tools

    Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Foteini Moustaki, Nikoleta Yiannoutsou & Chronis Kynigos

    The literature of the science education does not offer much data concerning meaning generation (MG) and learning to learn together (L2L2) processes. The objective of this paper is the study of how ... More

    pp. 27-44

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  3. Enhancing teaching and learning of Home Economics in secondary schools with wikis: An action research study

    Yiu-Chi Lai & Edmund Lum

    This article discusses an action research study using a wiki as a course platform for teaching and learning Home Economics in secondary schools. A secondary Home Economics teacher observed that... More

    pp. 45-60

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  4. Users’ attitudes towards Web 2.0 communication tools in collaborative settings: A case study with early childhood education students

    Tharrenos Bratitsis

    This paper examines the utilization of Computer Mediated Communication tools within collaborative learning activities. By examining the participants’ attitudes and behavior, issues related to... More

    pp. 61-79

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  5. Tracking the stages of learning: concept maps as representations of liminal space

    John Cuthell & Christina Preston

    The concept of liminal space has recently been applied to ways of learning: the learning journey through this space encounters difficulties and misunderstandings, that are resolved as knowledge is ... More

    pp. 81-96

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  6. Wikipedia uses in learning design: A literature review

    Georgios Fessakis & Maria Zoumpatianou

    This paper is a literature review report concerning educational uses of Wikipedia in the first 10 years of its existence. The aim of the work is the tracing and the presentation of published and... More

    pp. 97-106

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  7. Developing a pedagogical framework for the design and the implementation of e-portfolios in educational practice

    Athanassios Jimoyiannis

    A theoretical framework for designing, implementing and researching students’ engagement, learning, and personal development in e-portfolios is described in this article. After providing an... More

    pp. 107-132

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