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Approaches of inquiry learning with multimedia resources in primary classrooms
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, , The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

JCMST Volume 26, Number 4, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This study aims to examine the design of approaches for inquiry learning with multimedia resources in primary classrooms. The study describes the development of a multimedia learning unit that helps learners understand the natural phenomenon of the movement of the Earth. An analysis of the use of the multimedia learning unit by a teacher in two classes of pupils aged 10-12, with different pedagogical approaches, was reported. The multimedia learning unit was used by the teacher in the first class with her own understanding of inquiry learning, which is a teacher-oriented approach with mainly teacher control of the learning. She shifted to a more learner-oriented approach of inquiry with another class after receiving suggestions from the lesson observers. A comparison of the pre-lesson and post-lesson tests was conducted to study the learning achievement of the two classes of learners using the same multimedia unit. The results showed that though there were significant improvements in learning achievement in both classes, the teaching with a learner-oriented approach with less teacher controlled over the use of multimedia components resulted in learners' better achievement. The study concludes with suggestions on design of teaching based on inquiry learning with multimedia learning resources and the shift to a more learner-oriented inquiry approach.

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So, W.m.W. & Kong, S.c. (2007). Approaches of inquiry learning with multimedia resources in primary classrooms. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 26(4), 329-354. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .

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