The challenge of curriculum by the integration of ICT in the professional practice of the science teacher
Maria Elvira Monteiro, Guilhermina Lobato Miranda, Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The Web has enabled a renewal of the concept of education which includes a new educational model that enables learning anywhere and at any time. The expansion of the Internet allows students to have a more active role in the learning process. The curriculum can be (re) built and integrated in an interdisciplinary way. The educational use of ICT in the formal curriculum may be done through collaborative learning processes of interaction and negotiation of meanings, using diverse tools. Regular use of computers and the Internet in the classroom allows the development, dissemination and evaluation of students’ achievements. This article describes an ongoing research which included integration of computers and the Internet in the teaching and learning methods and strategies in the subjects of Biology and Geology in a Portuguese high-school.
Monteiro, M.E. & Lobato Miranda, G. (2011). The challenge of curriculum by the integration of ICT in the professional practice of the science teacher. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3572-3576). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).