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ERIC Number: EJ1094792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Efficacy of Supplementary Image Schemes on Reading Motivation and Comprehension
Chang, Yu-Ming; Wang, I-Chen; Ma, Min-Yuan
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n5 p1153-1162 May 2016
This study examines the efficacy of three teaching methods, namely, passive supported image pedagogy, active supported image pedagogy, and traditional instruction, in increasing the reading motivation and comprehension of students. 116 fourth-grade students participated in the study and were evenly assigned, according to their pre-test performance, to one of three groups: "Passive Supported Group" (PSG), "Active Supported Group" (ASG), and "Text-only Group" (TOG). The PSG was asked to read a text with images; the ASG was asked to read the text and reconstruct the main ideas through image selection; and the TOG was asked merely to read the text. After eight weeks of reading-training, the three groups were asked to complete post-tests. Following this, independent-samples t-test and paired-samples t-test were used to analyze the results. Based on the results, active supported image pedagogy was found to be the most effective method for improving the reading motivation and comprehension of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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