The effect of using cartoons on developing omani grade 4 students’ awareness of water issues and their attitudes towards using them in teaching social studies

Ahmed Hamed Al-Rabaani, Intisar Hamed Al-Aamri

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Abstract

The study aimed at investigating the effect of using cartoons on developing grade four students' awareness of water issues. It also aimed at examining their attitudes towards using cartoons in social studies lessons. An experimental design was used with pre-posttest. The experimental group consisted of (33) male and female students while the control group consisted of (33) male and female students. An awareness of water issues’ test and attitudes questionnaire was used to collect data. The results showed that using cartoons were significantly increased students' awareness of water issues. It also found that students had very high positive attitudes toward using cartoons in social studies lessons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Studies Education Research
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Cartoons
  • Oman
  • Social studies
  • Water awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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