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Κασσελούρης, Απόστολος Ν.
SubjectΕκπαίδευση -- Πληροφορική ; Εκπαιδευτική τεχνολογία ; Περιβάλλον ; Πολιτισμός ; Ηλεκτρονικοί υπολογιστές -- Προγράμματα
The enormous and continuous development of information as well as the speed of its transmission has created important evolutions in various fields, including education. The use of the technology of informatics and communications as cognitive tools and systems, allows for the symbolic expression and construction of meanings and knowledge. A topic was chosen from the subject of “Environmental Studies” which, through exploratory methods, deals with the units of Plants-Animals-Culture. It activates pupils’ interest, while simultaneously seeks and cultivates the spirit of cooperation among them. Activities whose main characteristic is the cooperative exploration, the inventive procedure and the creative stream of thought play a vital role in the construction of concepts. Emphasis is placed on students developing their already existing knowledge, concerning the environment in which they live. The educational software “Exploring my homeland”, is directed to pupils of the 2nd Grade of Elementary School and is part of the framework of the Environmental Studies.