K-12 Science Pedagogy Research and Development – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

K-12 Science Pedagogy Research and Development

Omer Abdullah


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Research Mentor(s): Stephanie Lu, Head of R&D
Research Mentor School/College/Department: , Ross School of Business
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 1 (10am-10:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 9
Presenter: 1

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Various formats of media have had their influence on children for a very long time, however, in recent decades there has been a substantial influx of new media technologies. Consequently, students have been immersed in the digital world therefore educators should strive to accommodate the latest technological tools to replace or aid their conventional pedagogical tools. The process of teaching and learning is not only dependent on the delivery of the material but, in order to ignite motivation and enthusiasm in students for a more active and enjoyable environment, a teacher must be innovative, clear, and creative in his/her delivery methods. Teaching media can have a significant role in increasing students’ motivation in the learning process since it is an effective and efficient support tool that can be used to explain the material, actively engage the students during the learning and achieve the learning objective. Learning media can be divided into several types: (a) graphic media is a visual representation of information in the form of Figures or signs, for example, such as diagrams, posters, illustrations, etc. (b) audio media, namely the sound which is recorded and conveyed through a device, for example, such as radio, podcast, telephone, etc. ; (c) Audio-visual media, such as television and voice slides; (d) Multimedia, such as interactive media, hypermedia, virtual reality, and multimedia kits. By using these instructional media, the learning process becomes more varied, making the presentation of material less verbalistic and more engaging. My research reviews a selection of studies on digital media and learning and found that integration of media in the curriculum increased the knowledge and skills of children to think, plan, observe, solve problems, construct and test hypotheses, be creative and collaboratively learn.

Authors: Marcus Lee
Research Method: Qualitative Study

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