JTIE 2012, 4(1):50-55 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.009

A RESEARCH ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT REMOTE EXPERIMENTS TO PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION

Michaela KOSTELNÍKOVÁ, Miroslava OŽVOLDOVÁ
Katedra fyziky, Pedagogická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity, Priemyselná 4 , 918 43 Trnava, SR

Slovak students have problems to apply theory in practice. To change this situation we have to change the ways of the transfer of knowledge. Activating methods appear to be a good choice. In the paper, a concrete example of the implementation of the activating methods via three remote experiments (online meteorological stations) (http://remotelab1.truni.sk, http://experimenta.fe.up.pt/estacaometeorologica/index.php?lang=pt, http://kdt-16.karlov.mff.cuni.cz/en/mereni.html) and project method is described. Furthermore, a pedagogical research on a sample of 156 primary school students is analyzed. It is a continuation of the previous pilot research and it's still going on. The results of the first didactic tests and a questionnaire are presented and discussed. It turns out that students actively involved in the work with the remote experiments get a higher score on tasks of a practical work with data.

Keywords: real remote experiments, research, project method, didactic test, questionnaire

Published: April 1, 2012

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