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Active Learning in Computerized Chemical Education Environments

  • Yehudit Judy Dori
  • Miriam Barak
  • Miriam Carmi
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Abstract

In this chapter, Dori, Barak, and Carmi presents active learning in computerized chemical education environments. Authors presented results of some studies that involved the integration of innovative learning environments as part of the chemistry curriculum. Taking into account curriculum reforms dealing also with the applications of the ICT authors developed such learning environments that should promote more active chemistry learning from the perspective that students actively process information in order to learn in a meaningful way. Studies that were designed researched chemistry students’ and teachers’ learning outcomes in two technology-enhanced environments that enable active learning: Case-based Computerized Laboratories (CCL) and Computerized Molecular Modeling (CMM). The three studies presented in this chapter along with the tools for evaluating the effect of active learning on chemistry students and teachers will enable teachers, educators, and researchers, to investigate students’ higher order thinking skills both qualitatively and quantitatively, teachers’ professional development, and the process of implementation of a new learning unit in the classroom.

Keywords

Learning Environment Pedagogical Content Knowledge Chemistry Teacher High Order Thinking Skill Learning Unit 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehudit Judy Dori
    • 1
    • 2
  • Miriam Barak
    • 1
  • Miriam Carmi
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Education in Science and TechnologyTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering and Computer Science DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.The Hebrew Gymnasium “Herzeliya”Tel AvivIsrael

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