Secondary schools

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Electronic based identification tools are accepted well by secondary school students.

For the target group of secondary school children, the general pedagogical requirements are similar to those of primary school children, but the pedagogical aims are different.

The acquisition of knowledge in the biodiversity domain moves into the foreground. The identification process receives greater focus, knowledge of identification processes and procedures as well as of different aspects such as taxonomy of the species, bio-indication, socialisation, habitats, etc. become increasingly important in the teaching process.

Therefore tools which are appropriate for secondary schools deliver more detailed and complex information and support children to explore it.

Usability aspects equally need to address the needs of the target group. Look and feel, navigation, feedback, language, etc. have to meet the needs and taste of teenagers. Motivation is also an extremely important aspect; motivating young teenagers to become involved in activities on identification of organisms is especially difficult.

Electronic-based identification tools are a way to promote motivation among the generation of digital natives.

Examples of tools appropriate for secondary school education
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