• Conference Object  Open Access

      Card game: attempts by primary level Education pupils to learn binary encoding 

      Kordaki, Maria; Mpimpas, Christos (University of Cyprus, 2007)
      This paper focuses on the learning of binary encoding by primary school pupils within a learning experiment mainly based on their being involved in playing a game. In fact, nineteen 6th Grade pupils participated in a ...
    • Article  

      Defending realism on the proper ground 

      Raftopoulos, Athanassios (2006)
      'Epistemological constructivism holds that vision is mediated by background preconceptions and is theory-laden. Hence, two persons with differing theoretical commitments see the world differently and they could agree on ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Designing applets that foster constructivist teaching and learning 

      Martin, Brian E.; Austen, David J.; Wright, Peter W.; Laue, Hans J. (Pedagogical Faculty of University of Ostrava, 2001)
      The Modular Approach to Physics (MAP) project makes extensive use of “educational objects” which include Flash animations, Java Applets and Java Applications. A paramount concern in the design of these objects has been to ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Information technology for good or evil in science education 

      Dunin-Borkowski, Jan; Kawecka, Ela (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Computers have created new possibilities for experimental and theoretical methods of scientific research. It has been also expected that development in computer technology enables changes in teaching and learning methods ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Information technology for understanding Science (it for us) 

      Rogers, Laurence T. (University of Cyprus, 2007)
      The principal aim of the IT for US Project is to present teachers with a vision for the use of ICT in science teaching which exploits the qualities of software tools for developing conceptual understanding of scientific ...
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      Perceptual systems and realism 

      Raftopoulos, Athanassios (2008)
      Constructivism undermines realism by arguing that experience is mediated by concepts, and that there is no direct way to examine those aspects of objects that belong to them independently of our conceptualizations; perception ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Prospective computer engineers as users, designers and evaluators of educational software 

      Kordaki, Maria (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      This study focuses on the development of prospective computer engineers’ conceptions about the design of educational software. More specifically, we investigate how the experiences of such engineers in the design, ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Visualization of quantum phenomena 

      Austen, David J.; Brouwer, Wytze; Martin, Brian (University of Cyprus, 2007)
      Many abstract phenomena are, by their nature, "unseeable". What then does it mean to visualize quantum phenomena such as Compton Scattering, Alpha and Beta Decay, or collisional de-excitation? Perhaps more importantly, how ...