Α Computer Simulation: Before or After the Instruction? A Didactic Approach for Teaching the Process of Matter Phase Changes to Students

By Psycharis Sarantos, Evi Makri-Botsari and Fotini Paraskeva.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The present work is an attempt to examine the influence of computer simulations in teaching and learning of phase change of matter.

Keywords: Simulations, Learning Environment, Didactics of Physics, Thermal Phenomena, Java Application, Evaluation

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp.295-302. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 855.762KB).

Dr. Psycharis Sarantos

Psycharis Sarantos has graduated from the Department of Physics, Athens University in 1983. He holds a Ph.D in Nuclear Physics and Msc in Information and Communication Technologies. His research areas cover the fields of implementation of ICT in the education with the use of software as well as the creation of modeling for physical processes.

Prof. Evi Makri-Botsari

Evi Makri-Botsari is Professor of Educational Psychology at the School of Pedagogy and Technological Education, Athens, Greece. She is also teaching at post-graduate courses offered by the Hellenic Open University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Education and in Mathematics in Greece. She followed post-graduate studies in the Departments o Psychology and Education of the University of Bristol, England. She obtained her Ph.D. in the area of Psychology from the Faculty of Social and Humanistic Sciences of the University of Patras, Greece. Author of many journal articles, she has also written chapters in Greek and international books and she has contributed to conferences held in Greece and other countries.

Dr Fotini Paraskeva

BA from the Faculty of Education, University of Athens. PhD in Educational Psychology - University of Athens. Main areas of interests: - Learning and classroom applications by new technologies. - Learning – ICT

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