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ERIC Number: EJ1134891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Can a Multimedia Tool Help Students' Learning Performance in Complex Biology Subjects?
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of multimedia-based biology teaching (Mbio) and teacher-centered biology (TCbio) instruction approaches on learners' biology achievements, as well as their views towards learning approaches. During the research process, an experimental design with two groups, TCbio (n = 22) and Mbio (n = 26), were used. The results of the study proved that the Mbio approach was more effective than the TCbio approach with regard to supporting meaningful learning, academic achievement, enjoyment and motivation. Moreover, the TCbio approach is ineffective in terms of time management, engaging attention, and the need for repetition of subjects. Additionally, the results were discussed in terms of teaching, learning, multimedia design as well as biology teaching/learning.
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Biology, Science Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Learning Strategies, Science Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Satisfaction, Interviews, Instructional Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Computer Assisted Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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