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Title:Use of educational technology for the improvement of science and technology education
Author:Fall, Séga Seck
Periodical:Educafrica: Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Africa
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:teaching methods
science education
Abstract:After a brief survey of the current situation of science and technology education in the West African region, and a brief account of the guiding principles and strategies drawn up by various government authorities with a view to its improvement, the author focuses on some innovations which, resting basically on educational technologies and well-trained teachers, will be capable of producing the much desired efficiency in the teaching of science and technology. In the teaching of experimental disciplines such as physics, the natural sciences, and technology, observation plays a paramount role. A lot of experiments, however, are difficult and even impossible to carry out in educational laboratories, especially when they are not free from danger. Hence, the importance of the services to be expected from audiovisual techniques in teaching becomes clear. The author examines the following audiovisual techniques: fixed projection, animated projection, and computer or data processing. Ref.