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 enquiry. Leading 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?
- 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.
- 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.