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Tablet Gebruik voor Activerende Leeractiviteiten: Een exploratieve case study binnen het Vlaams beroeps en technisch secundair onderwijs.

Steeneken, Anna (2013) Tablet Gebruik voor Activerende Leeractiviteiten: Een exploratieve case study binnen het Vlaams beroeps en technisch secundair onderwijs.

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Abstract:This study addresses the question of what activities teachers in secondary education perform with tablets, to what extent these activities are activating students, and what factors influence the degree of active use of tablets. The unique properties of tablets can be used for more activating learning. It allows teachers to meet the current views on education, wherein teachers must be able to use ICT and create learning environments in which students actively process knowledge in an authentic context, collaborate and reflect. The study shows that within the surveyed schools, teachers use tablets for activities where learners use the tablet to explore a subject or phenomenon by examining information and structurally displaying this information on their tablet. Also content construction activities such as making a movie or report are often performed. The activities displayed various activating elements. The activities are more activating in the level of communication (collaboration), level of learning objective and degree of learner control and didactic role of the tablet. The activities are less activating in the level of the context in which the learning took place and level of reflection. The level of activation was influenced by the normal teaching practice. Teachers provide activating tasks they also normally offer to students. The use of tablets itself ensures that the learners had more control over their learning and teachers see opportunities to use tablets within a more authentic social context. The availability of general Apps and the limited number of tablets were forcing teachers to provide more activating activities such as content construction activities and cooperation assignments. The support that teachers received and the classes that they taught were factors that influenced the activating use of tablets.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64327
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