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Supporting science studies for children with long term health problems using Nefreduca

Whitelock, Denise; Pinto, Roser and Saez, Marcella (2010). Supporting science studies for children with long term health problems using Nefreduca. In: Zacharia, Zacharias; Constantinou, Constantinos and Papaevripidou, Marios eds. Computer Based Learning in Science, Conference Proceedings 2010. Warsaw, Poland: OEIiZK, pp. 239–249.

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Abstract

Children with long term health problems cannot always maintain their schooling and keep up with the curriculum (Prevatt et al., 2000; McDougall et al., 2004). They also spend prolonged periods in hospital where access to science teaching is very limited (Sobrino, Lizasoain & Ochoa, 2001). In order to address this problem, the Nefreduca project was designed to develop a short science curriculum for children in Spain with chronic kidney disease. The Nefreduca project was designed to develop a series of open source science inquiry based web learning materials for children with chronic kidney disease. In this paper the learning design strategies employed to build the Nefreduca platform are described , together with how the students' conceptions of the Kidney's role in the nutrition process were extended whilst trialling the Nefreduca materials. The students' notions of the kidney also changed after using the Nefreduca programme. Their answers illustrated a deeper understanding of the urine production process, it's constituency; and its connection to the blood filtration that occurs in the kidney. These findings suggest that the Nefreduca activities could serve as appropriate teaching material for scaffolding the students' mental models of the kidney.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Denise Whitelock, Roser Pinto and Marcella Saez
ISBN: 9963-689-85-X, 978-9963-689-85-9
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetConsell Social de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Ref: Ref: 200700047154)
Not SetNot SetSpanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MICCIN, Ref: CCT005-06-00169)
Keywords: science concepts; biology; chronically ill students; hospital school; open source
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22926
Depositing User: Denise Whitelock
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 14:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 08:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22926
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