Poem Generator: A comparative quantitative evaluation of a microworlds-based learning approach for teaching English
Craig Jenkins, University of South Wales, UK, United Kingdom
IJEDICT Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
This paper is a comparative quantitative evaluation of an approach to teaching poetry in English that employs a ‘guided discovery’ pedagogy using computer-based microworlds. It uses an experimental design in order to measure performance gains in computational thinking and poetic thinking following a microworld-based intervention in English lessons. Preliminary findings reveal a distinct increase in computational thinking and poetic thinking performance for learners who participated in the intervention. There is also some evidence, though this requires further research, to suggest a relationship between high performance in computational thinking and high performance in poetic thinking.
Jenkins, C. (2015). Poem Generator: A comparative quantitative evaluation of a microworlds-based learning approach for teaching English. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 11(2),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/151840/.
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