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Identifier 000425717
Title Διερεύνηση στάσεων εκπαιδευτικών πρωτοβάθμιας για τα ψηφιακά μαθησιακά αντικείμενα στις Φυσικές Επιστήμες / Κωστάκη Στέλα-Μαρίνα.
Alternative Title Primary school teachers' attitudes investigation on digital learning objects in Natural Science
Author Κωστάκη, Στέλα-Μαρίνα
Thesis advisor Καλογιαννάκης Μιλαήλ
Abstract As the 21st century has brought about rapid and substantial changes at a social, economic and cultural level, education needs to redefine its role and adapt to the developments and challenges of our time. The present thesis aims at presenting and discussing the findings of an explanatory mixed methods study examining the attitudes of primary school Science teachers towards the use of Digital Learning Objects (DLOs), namely self-contained and reusable digital entities which can be employed for teaching and learning. More specifically, the significant role that B-Level teacher training in ICT, as well as the classroom environment, play in the development of positive attitudes towards DLOs for Science Education is demonstrated through quantitative analysis, while qualitative analysis has been employed to explore teachers’ commonly negative attitudes towards Photodentro, that is, the Greek National Learning Object Repository. As illustrated in their responses, teachers’ refusal to use Photodendro is due to the lack of teaching time for implementing alternative teaching methods that are enriched with DLOs, as well as due to the maze-like design of the repository, which discourages inexperienced users. In addition, teachers highlight various unsatisfactory technical characteristics of DLOs, the non-functional classification of DLOs in the repository and the incompatibility between the aims of authors and those of users. As teachers report, the factors discouraging them from employing Photodentro also include the significant lack of technical equipment at schools, which prevents them from engaging with digital teaching tools. Finally, the thesis makes the case that there is an urgent need for further exploration of teachers’ attitudes towards DLOs aiming, above all, at improving the quality of the education provided at schools.
Language Greek
Subject Digital learning objects
Mixed Methods
Natural Science
Photodentro
Teachers' attitudes
Μικτές μέθοδοι έρευνας
Στάσεις εκπαιδευτικών
Φυσικές Επιστήμες
Φωτόδεντρο
Ψηφιακά μαθησιακά αντικείμενα
Issue date 2019-10-09
Collection   Faculty/Department--Faculty of Education--Department of Preschool education
  Type of Work--Post-graduate theses
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