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ERIC Number: EJ907383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
A Correlative Study of CD-ROM Picture Books in Classrooms and School Children's Formation of Descriptive Concepts
Lu, Chow-Chin; Chen, Yueh-Yun; Chen, Chen-Wei
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v9 n1 p47-67 Feb 2011
The central focus of this study was the development, use and evaluation of CD-ROM picture books in elementary school science teaching. Three CD-ROM picture books based on the Campus Insects unit from the new elementary school science curriculum in Taiwan were developed. A quasi-experimental method was used to compare the use of the CD-ROMs and traditional teaching approaches on student performance. The Reading Comprehension Tests of Insect Curriculum scores of the treatment-group students were significantly better than those of the comparison group with a 1.12 effect size. Students taught through normal means acquired few descriptive concepts of insects and could not use scientific terms to present ideas. However, students taught with CD-ROM picture books acquired middle-level or high-level descriptive concepts and used scientific terms to present ideas. CD-ROM picture books designed in this pattern can attract students' interest in their classes; therefore, we suggest primary school teachers use these books in their science teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan