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Organizational guidelines for applying information technologies in secondary science education in SRILANKA

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dc.contributor.author Liyanamanage, S.R en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T10:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T10:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.other AIT RSPR no.IM0106 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cs.ait.ac.th/xmlui/handle/123456789/425
dc.description 66 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Simple meaning of science is acquiring knowledge about the environment. This scientific knowledge with new technologies is encompassing the whole world. It provides avenues for better understanding of matter and materials of the universe. In many countries there seems to be a growing recognition that science education is important not just for scientists, but for the majority of students who will never become scientists. Every one needs scientific knowledge to carry out their day to day activities. The established education system will not be able to cope with these changes alone and the changing needs of population at various levels. Therefore the conventional teaching and learning process will have less use in the future. A nevertheless new information technology, which is a result of scientific advancement, can be used in a wide variety of educational environments. Most of the developed countries have been able to successfully implement Information Technology (IT) in science education at secondary level, because they have the necessary technological infrastructures, human resources and financial resources. Moreover, these resources have been organized in an efficient manner in these countries. The countries in this study have used different methods in introducing IT for science education at secondary level. Some of these methods can be easily implemented for Sri Lankan education system too. The importance of IT for social, economical and professional development has been well recognized in Sri Lanka. The Ministry of Education has recently set-up an IT unit to design a strategy to introduce computer education in schools. In addition, several pilot projects have been introduced to improve the level of using information technology in secondary education with the collaboration of foreign aid. In implementing IT for secondary science education in Sri Lanka, IT related hardware, development of high quality educational software, teacher training for usage of IT and proper management becomes imperative. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship World Bank en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIT Publications; en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Science education en_US
dc.title Organizational guidelines for applying information technologies in secondary science education in SRILANKA en_US
dc.type Research Report en_US


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