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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050825
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 5 Issue 8, 2014.
Abstract: This research was aimed to develop and evaluate the activity based learning kits for children in a disadvantaged community according to the project “Vocational Teachers Teach Children to Create Virtuous Robots from Garbage”, to examine the learning achievement, to measure the satisfaction and to do an authentic assessment of children as regards the learning kits. The researchers chose the sampling group purposively out of children aged 4-14 years in the community under bridge zone 1 who could participate in the summer activity in the academic year 2013. The sampling group consisted of 40 children. Statistical tools in this research included mean and standard deviation. The results showed that the content quality was good (x ¯ = 4.40, S.D. = 0.55), the presentation quality was good (x ¯ = 4.46, S.D. = 0.68). After learning with the learning kits , the children in the disadvantaged community could achieve higher post-test score than pre-test score with statistical significance at a .05 level. The children expressed the highest level of satisfaction towards the learning kits (x ¯ = 4.57, S.D. = 0.58). The authentic assessment of children as regards the learning kits was at a good level (x ¯ = 4.43, S.D. = 0.51 and this complied with the hypotheses. Therefore, the activity based learning kits are useful and could be used in other nearby communities.
Kuntida Thamwipat, Pornpapatsorn Princhankol, Thanakarn Khumphai and Vitsanu Sudsangket, “Activity Based Learning Kits for Children in a Disadvantaged Community According to the Project “Vocational Teachers Teach Children to Create Virtuous Robots from Garbage”” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 5(8), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050825