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ERIC Number: EJ1074163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Poem Generator: A Comparative Quantitative Evaluation of a Microworlds-Based Learning Approach for Teaching English
Jenkins, Craig
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v11 n2 p153-167 2015
This paper is a comparative quantitative evaluation of an approach to teaching poetry in the subject domain of English that employs a "guided discovery" pedagogy using computer-based microworlds. It uses a quasi-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.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)