Sharing on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment

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Abstract

Being a prominent teacher education institution in the Asia-Pacific region, we echo with the government’s policy of widespread implementation of e-learning by going beyond the elementary practice of BYOD and taking a pioneer’s role to help the education sector by offering relevant training to our pre-service student-teachers and in-service teachers as based on our own research, teaching development and knowledge transfer projects which involve the development of subject-specific mobile software/apps and hardware (e.g. data-logging system, digital cameras, smart phones, tablets and their built-in sensors like GPS, light and sound sensors etc.). In order to achieve that important educational goal, we have empowered our own capacity in mastering the new mobile technology for innovative design of experiments (at normally affordable cost) and project work (with much more different topics) for intensive engagement of students in scientific investigation and field trip activities so as to induce students’ more in-depth understanding and concern of major environmental issues. In this presentation, we will make a sharing of the new pedagogies with classroom implementation for the effective use of selected or newly designed mobile apps to promote the culture and practice for students’ self-regulated learning, collaborative learning and educationally meaningful sharing of information and ideas through the mobile devices. In particular, an innovative low-cost mobile logger device and related apps as newly developed by us will be presented for sharing some interesting hands-on activities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Citation

Yeung, Y. Y., Cheang, C. C. F., & Yeung, C. H. B. (2015, March). Sharing on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment. Paper presented at the Departmental Forum on Learning and Teaching, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.

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