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ERIC Number: EJ1078297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Effects of Different Pedagogical Approaches on the Learning of Length Measurement in Kindergarten
Kotsopoulos, Donna; Makosz, Samantha; Zambrzycka, Joanna; McCarthy, Katharine
Early Childhood Education Journal, v43 n6 p531-539 Nov 2015
This research investigated the effects of different pedagogical approaches on the learning of length measurement in kindergarten children. Specifically examined were the pedagogical approaches of guided instruction, center-based learning, and free exploration in the context of a play-based learning environment. This mixed design research was implemented in three different classrooms--with one classroom functioning as a control setting. Results suggest that neither guided instruction nor center-based approaches influenced learning more so than free exploration. Older children did better on the measurement tasks which suggests that age or a developmental progression, rather than the pedagogical approach, is more influential when learning how to measure. More children, regardless of grade, showed a preference for using rulers, albeit the older children were more accurate in their use. Education implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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