Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Development of "Cases" (discussion issues and related guidelines) for DUNES applications

From the beginning of our R&D work in DUNES it became apparent that the quality and effectiveness of a (moderated, written e-)discussion crucially depended on the way the issue to discuss and additional related information are introduced to the pupils/students at the beginning of the discussion. This realization resulted in the "case" concept and in a thorough study to determine how this introductory function could best be accomplished. The case is an organized description of the issues to discuss and the question/s to address. It includes also initial background information about those issues, instructions to the students, relevant sources to consult (of any kind), etc. Besides clarifying the topics needed to start the discussion, a well-written case helps teachers in fostering their students' curiosity and encouraging them to enlarge and deepen their knowledge on a given subject.

The preparation of cases will build on the experience gathered by our group in DUNES and in earlier and parallel activities realized during the last years. Because of the reliance of this result on the thematic content of the specific discussion, the work will build on an intimate collaboration between our group and relevant members of the client institution (e.g., biology teachers for the preparation of a biology case).

Reported by

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The School of Education - Mt. Scopus Campus
91905 Jerusalem
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top