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ERIC Number: ED560675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 197
A Program Based on English Digital Stories to Develop the Writing Performance and Reflective Thinking of Preparatory School Pupils
Hassan Seifeddin, Ahmed; Zakareya Ahmed, Samah; Yahia Mohammed Ebrahim, Eman
Online Submission, Faculty of Education Magazine v8 n2 Apr 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effect of a program based on English digital stories on second-year preparatory pupils' writing performance and reflective thinking. Two writing performance tests (pretest and posttest) as well as a reflective thinking test were prepared by the researchers. Two 2nd-year intact classes from El Sadat Prep School for Girls constituted participants of the study: one as a control group (N = 32) and the other as an experimental group (N = 30). All participants were pretested on writing performance and reflective thinking and no significant differences were found between the control group and the experimental group. This ensured that the two groups were fairly equivalent on writing performance and reflective thinking before the treatment. The experiment lasted for three months. During this period, pupils of the experimental group created their digital stories individually, presented them in front of their peers, and reflected on their experience while creating and presenting their own digital stories. On the completion of the experiment, all participants were posttested. An independent samples t-test confirmed that a statistically significant difference existed between the mean score of the control group and that of the experimental group (t = 7.738, p <0.05) in writing performance posttest while no significant difference existed between the mean score of the control group and that of the experimental group (t = 1.920, p >0.05) in reflective thinking posttest. It was concluded that digital stories had a significant effect on the writing performance, but not on the reflective thinking, of 2nd-year prep school pupils.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt