Aplicação das tecnologias no combate ao insucesso na disciplina de geometria descritiva

  • Elsa Maria Cabral de Sousa Godinho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Considering that the subject of Projective Geometry A has been presenting high levels of lack of success for students in year 10, a strategy to change this situation was designed based on the use of new generation online tools, namely Web 2.0. We aimed to check the interaction in a class with students from the Science and Art curricular options during the design, development and use of multimedia apps of the new Web 2.0 environments applied to the subject of Projective Geometry A and assess the influence those technologies had in the students’ competences and learning and in the improvement of school results. A set of Computer Assisted Teaching tools was used (the software SketchUp, AEIOU-GD and Jing) which allow the capture of screenshots and videos or screencasts on the computer which, besides making possible their sharing on the Web, also permit the students to access apps from all the mobile devices such as Android, Windows Phone, iPhones, iPods e iPads and apply the subject’s contents anytime and anywhere. Although the work was developed with a small group of students (13 in total) it also allowed to verify that, generally speaking, students have stabilized habits of using multiple mobile devices, namely computers, iPhones, iPods e iPads. Results have shown that the students considered this experiment very fruitful since it contributed for the better understanding and learning of some school contents, thus leading to the improvement of school results. As for the screenshots and videos or screencasts, most students showed interest in their use and even said they had positive influence in their learning. This perception is confirmed by a slight improvement in the school results of the subject of Projective Geometry for the students involved. However, we must say that the results and conclusions of the study could be more consistent if the study could be developed in a longer period of time and to a greater number of students.
Date of Award19 Mar 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIlídia Cabral (Supervisor)


  • Projective Geometry
  • Screencasts
  • Screenshots
  • Web 2.0
  • School success


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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