Use of dataloggers in science learning in Singapore schools

Whye Choo Seah*, Daniel K C Tan, John G. Hedberg, Thiam Seng Koh

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Abstract

This paper reports the findings from an online survey administered to 593 science teachers including heads of science departments in 2004. This survey is part of a study initiated in December 2003 to examine the implementation, efficacy and use of dataloggers in Singapore science curricula. Dataloggers were introduced to all Singapore schools during the First Masterplan for IT in Education (1997-2002) to support science learning and experimentation. The aim of the survey is to find out how secondary schools and junior colleges have been supporting and integrating the use of these dataloggers in the teaching and learning of science. The findings from this survey address : • profile of schools and teachers using dataloggers • ways in which dataloggers are used in the science curriculum • teachers' perceptions on whether pupils were able to interpret and analyse graphs • roles of teachers in preparing pupils and guiding them when using dataloggers in set experiments and inquiry based science experiments

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. Int. Conf. on Computers in Education 2005: "Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences"- Sharing Research Results and Exemplary Innovations, ICCE
EditorsC.-K. Looi, D. Jonassen, M. Ikeda
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages377-385
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9810540051, 9789810540050
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2005 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Nov 20052 Dec 2005

Other

Other13th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2005
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period28/11/052/12/05

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    Seah, W. C., Tan, D. K. C., Hedberg, J. G., & Koh, T. S. (2005). Use of dataloggers in science learning in Singapore schools. In C-K. Looi, D. Jonassen, & M. Ikeda (Eds.), Proc. Int. Conf. on Computers in Education 2005: "Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences"- Sharing Research Results and Exemplary Innovations, ICCE (pp. 377-385). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.