RC-SS-137-3 MAY 2013

RC-SS-137-3: Active Learning of Secondary Science through the Integration of ICT 1 – 26 April 2013 (4 Weeks) Course Supervisor: DR. C.ANNAMALAI 1.0 Rationale: Strategies that promote active learning are encouraged to be used extensively in the science classroom as it improves student understanding. ICT has been playing a more significant role in the classrooms recently. Newer ICTs are much more interactive and offers potential for sustaining strategies that promote active learning in the classroom. 2.0 Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of how strategies that promotes active learning which can be enhanced by the use of ICT. At the end of the course, participants are able to:     demonstrate understanding of strategies that enhance active learning; demonstrate skills is using ICT tools for active learning of science; develop assessment tools that measure successful use of strategies that enhance active learning in an ICT integrated environment; and use the lesson quality improvement process to design, develop and evaluate active learning enhanced ICT integrated science lessons 3.0 Course Contents: The contents of this course are: Familirisation of RECSAM’s ICT system; Lesson Study for Continuing Professional Development; Multiplier Effect; Current Trends and issues in Science Education; Active learning in Secondary Science - Constructivism - Active & Passive Learning approaches - Hands-on minds-on learning ICT tools to enhance Active Learning of Secondary Science Classroom - Workshop: Using WEB Tools to Transform the Learning of Science - Blogs - Interactive Simulations - Claymation - Webquests - 1