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ERIC Number: EJ1183346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Effectiveness of Brain-Based Learning for Grade Eight Students' Direct and Postponed Retention in Science
Al-Balushi, Khadija A.; Al-Balushi, Sulaiman M.
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n3 p525-538 Jul 2018
The aim of the current study is to examine the effectiveness of brain-based learning for student direct and postponed retention in science. There were three groups in the study--one control group and two experimental groups. Brain-based learning was used in the first experimental group (mental group). In addition, technology was used in the second group as a platform to deliver brain-based learning. The control group used conventional teaching methods. There were 197 participants from grade eight. We administered a science achievement test to the three groups as a pre-test (before the beginning of the study), as a post-test (at the end of the study), and as a postponed test (six weeks after the study ended). The post-test results indicated that the technology experimental group outperformed the control group. However, the postponed test results also showed that there was no significant difference between the control group and the technology group. On the other hand, the mental experimental group performed significantly better than the other two groups on the postponed test. We suggest that the novelty effect might play a role in wavering the impact of the use of technology, however further research is needed.
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Pretests Posttests, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Processes, Teaching Methods, Brain, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Achievement Tests, Quasiexperimental Design, Multivariate Analysis, School Holding Power, Educational Technology
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman