New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 9

Accepted Abstracts

BLIC & CLIC: Bringing Life Into the Classroom. Use of Mind Maps on the Chemistry Class

Isabel Allen, Agrupamento Escolas da Maia (Portugal)

José Dias, Agrupamento Escolas da Maia (Portugal)

Luísa Santos, Agrupamento Escolas da Maia (Portugal)

Manuela Pinho, Agrupamento Escolas da Maia (Portugal)

Rui Ribeiro, Agrupamento Escolas da Maia (Portugal)


The present work was elaborated within the ambit of an Erasmus + project named Blic & Clic and uses mobile learning pedagogy to promote a more inclusive education. The inclusion of students with special needs in classroom activities is an enriching experience for all students. Mind Maps have been integrated into emerging teaching techniques such as the Flipped Classroom and can be particularly effective with students because they engage students, encourage creativity and teaching how to learn rather simply memorizing contents. This research study was made on a 12th grade Chemistry classroom using Fipped Learning as pedagogical methodology. A student with special motor cerebral palsy worked with non-disabled peers and used the APP-Popplet, to elaborate the report of the laboratory activity "A Copper Cycle". Students with cognitive difficulties and Asperger syndrome in a 10th grade class, prepare aqueous solutions used by their 12th graders colleagues. This study concluded that the activities proposed allowed all students to have new opportunities to deepen and apply their previous and new learning. There was the promotion of cooperative learning in the development of social and cognitive competences of the students. It increased their autonomy, organizational management of work, interpersonal relations and motivation for the learning.

Keywords: Mobile Learning; Inclusive Education; Mind Maps; Flipped Classroom;

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