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Constraints and contributors towards the use of computer simulations in Manitoba chemistry classrooms: content is still king

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dc.contributor.supervisor Lewthwaite, Brian (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en
dc.contributor.author Straub, Brian Frederick
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-21T19:43:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-21T19:43:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-21T19:43:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4210
dc.description.abstract Manitoba Education Citizenship and Youth (MECY) recently redesigned Grade 11 and 12 Chemistry curricula in an effort to be responsive to new developments in chemistry education research. In order to support the teaching of the microscopic level of chemistry, the new curricula encourage the use of technology and computer simulations into specific outcomes to aid meaning making of abstract chemistry concepts by students. This study identifies constraints and contributing factors to the use of computer simulations to facilitate student meaning making in chemistry. A questionnaire survey and case study approach informed by Urie Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model was used to identify factors. The results of this survey show the chemistry teaching inventory of teachers has become more diversified. Although teachers are using technology as differentiated instruction, their pedagogical use of technology is primarily for content dissemination rather than utilizing the technology to assist students in a deep understanding of chemistry ideas. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Computer en
dc.subject Simulation en
dc.subject Pedagogy en
dc.title Constraints and contributors towards the use of computer simulations in Manitoba chemistry classrooms: content is still king en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Curriculum, Teaching and Learning en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Redekop, Reynold (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Parker, Debra (Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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