De smarte tavler: en didaktisk udfordring

Studenteropgave: Master afgangsprojekt

  • Roland Hachmann
This Master’s thesis: “De Smarte Tavler: SMART Boardets læringspotentialer – en didaktisk udfordring? in English: The SMART Boards: “The learning potentials of the SMART Board – a didactical challenge?” is a theoretical and analytical project. The frame in witch the project takes place, is a large primary school, where SMART Boards have become a new feature in the classroom. The question raised as the main problem of this thesis is: Which principle potentials does the Interactive Whiteboard: SMART Board include on learning and facilitation of leaning content and how does this affect the teacher in the planning and implementation of teachings? The approach of the project is inspired on action research and the analysis is based upon questionnaires, observations and interviews with teachers. Furthermore, the project involves to teachers in lesson planning thru theories on didactic design. In a theoretical frame the project discusses and elaborates on both individual and social learning theories, didactic theories and theories on didactic design regarding the SMART Board as part of the learning architecture in institutional teachings. The analysis of the empiric material reveals that the teachers use the SMART Boards with different approaches. By integration of the Interactive Whiteboard, the teachers find the SMART Board useful in creating flexible, activating, motivating and dynamic lesson activities that support the learning of the students thru visualization and different learning styles. The Master’s thesis concludes, that SMART Boards a rich on potentials when dealing with learning and teaching, thru the increased motivation by the students, more flexible approaches towards learning, visual support, ect. The thesis also concludes that the SMART Board requires the teachers to rethink their approach. New didactical and pedagogical challenges await the teachers when using the SMART Board as a technology in the classroom. As a further perspective this Master´s thesis suggests a model that contributes to implementation of the SMART Boards, thru further educational training of the teachers. It is emphasized, that guidance and educations is of great importance if the implementation of the Interactive Whiteboards must be successful. Therefore the model suggests a technical innovator to fulfill the needs for technical support and to be a facilitator of ideas, didactical discussions among the teachers towards designing lesson activities. The technical innovator functions, as an observer and a counselor and, that is involved in the maintenance of and further developing the teachers abilities to handle the SMART Board and the new features that are yet to come.
Udgivende institutionAalborg Universitet
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