JTIE 2012, 4(2):21-27 | 10.5507/jtie.2012.028

TEACHERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS REMOTE EXPERIMENTATION

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

Physics teachers (and teachers in general) have to face many novelties in the teaching process. They should improve their computer literacy, use progressive teaching tools and methods, support interdisciplinary relations, and integrate Information and Communication Technologies to their classes. One of the solutions of how to innovate their teaching and motivate students is integration of remote experiments - both real and virtual - to the education process. In the contribution, we analyzed the results of a piloting survey among a limited number of physics teachers, and tried to identify the attitudes of the respondents towards remote experimentation. Presented survey is the first insight to the studied subject in Slovakia. The responses revealed their predominantly positive attitudes to remote experiments and readiness to use them in their practice. The results gained in the questionnaire should be decisive not only to the designers of remote experiments but also to their potential users.

Keywords: education, physics, questionnaire, remote experiment, virtual experiment

Published: August 1, 2012

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