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Related Aspects on Using Digital Tools in the Process of Introducing Nanotechnology in Science Lessons

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It is known that in the last decade, a sharp decrease of students' interest and motivation for learning science was registered. Taking this fact into account, new ways for raising the students' interest and motivation should be promoted, mostly based on using digital tools in the teaching/learning process. In this sense, if we are thinking that nanoscience and nanotechnology are new areas of science which come with a lot of interesting applications in different areas, the topics related to the nanoscience and nanotechnology introduced in the science lessons - at the students' knowledge level - can lead to the effective raise of students' interest for science. Starting from those premises, Valahia University Targoviste participates as partner with other five institutions from Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy to the LLP KA3-ICT project no. 511787-LLP-1-2010-1-TR-KA3-KA3MP: "Nano-Tech Science Education" oriented on searching the most effective ways to introduce the nanotechnology concepts in science lessons, in the secondary education. In this respect, this paper presents a study based on the data collected from different target groups of the project, with the view to identify the suitable features for setting up a specific NanoTech Virtual Lab.
  • Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Valahia University Targoviste, 18-24 Unirii Boulevard, 130082 Targoviste, Romania
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology, Valahia University Targoviste, 18-24 Unirii Boulevard, 130082 Targoviste, Romania
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