iPads in science (research)

As part of my final year of ‘initial teacher training’ at the University of Greenwich, I am embarking on undergraduate research into the use of iPads in primary science.

To read posts relating to my research project, please click here

To date, my research question is: using iPads to engage children in scientific enquiryLeading from this, I have three sub-questions:

  • What are teachers (and children’s) attitudes of using iPads for scientific enquiry?
  • How do children (and teachers) use technology at home?
  • How effective are iPads in scientific enquiry?
    • Usage
    • Topics covered in the curriculum
    • Comparison with other technology

If you have any questions or comments relating to my research project, please leave a comment below, or email me.

Further Reading:

  • Bell, J. (2005) Doing Your Research Project (5th edn).
  • British Educational Research Association (2011) Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research.
  • Murray, O., & Olcese, N. (2011). Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not?. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 55(6), 42-48
  • Noss, R. (2012) System Upgrade – Realising the Vision for UK education: A report from the Economical & Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Reed, R. & Berque, D. (eds) (2010) The impact of tablet PCs and pen-based technology on Educataion: going mainstream.
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