ESCHER AND THE SEARCH FOR THE INFINITE: A Webquest For A K12 Class
Patricia Sampaio, Clara Coutinho, University of Minho, Portugal
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this research, it was created, implemented and evaluated teaching experiences about the extending and refining of concepts of infinity through one webquest applied to a 12th grade class. There were established three research questions. Will the webquest Escher and the search for the infinite allow the development of creative and critical thinking? Will it enhance a collaborative knowledge environment? Can it contribute for a better understanding of the concept of infinity? Through the analysis of the final work done by each group, we verified that students had developed the ability of organising and synthesizing information, that they had developed cooperative work, creativity, scientific reasoning and critical thinking. We detected a better understanding of the concept of infinity by comparing the pre-test with the pos-test results.
Sampaio, P. & Coutinho, C. (2008). ESCHER AND THE SEARCH FOR THE INFINITE: A Webquest For A K12 Class. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2716-2721). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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