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The chalk and board is often used in science education because the slides can go too quickly when models and theories need to be explained and slowly constructed. Lecturers use special techniques how to use a chalk board to keep the important information all the time available on the board for students while the rest of the information is being cleaned up. In 2008 an article was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC The power of chalk which argued about the importance of using chalk and board for discussion and development of theory in natural sciences such as mathematics, physics and chemistry.
There are however strong drawbacks in using chalk and board in education.
This project brings together the possibility to explain or to develop a concept by writing or drawing while the board and chalk are replaced by a digital drawing tablet. 10 lecturers will work in this project and use this technique. The lectures will be screen-recorded on the video by the lecturers to be shared with students (figure).
The blog by the project leader Marcel Vreeswijk on the UvA Grassroots blog page about the experiences of this project in the classroom. Link to blog
Project leaders: Dr. Marcel Vreeswijk
Start project: 15-09-2014
End project: 15-09-2015
Funding: 8.500 euro, University of Amsterdam, Grassroots programme
Downloads (project plan or extra information): grassrootprogramma-201415_FNWI_DeKrachtVanKrijtloos.pdf
Literature: Margriet van der Heijden (2008), De kracht van krijt, NRC, 16 februari 2008.
http://www.nrc.nl/handelsblad/van/2008/februari/16/de-kracht-van-krijt-11488356 (laatst bezocht op 22 augustus 2014)