ICT ENRICHED TEACHING VS. TRADITIONAL TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
University of Zagreb (CROATIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The conducted research aimed to identify differences between classes held in a traditional way and contemporary classes held using information and communication technology. Besides that, students’ preferences related to traditional and contemporary teaching methods and teaching aids were questioned. The sample of participants consisted of 42 students from 7th and 8th grade in elementary school. Seventh grade students evaluated the class held in a traditional way (using blackboard, chalk, printed worksheet and textbook) and eight grade pupils evaluated the class held in a contemporary way (using online tool Kahoot, learning scenario, a smart board and video materials). The classes were evaluated in four categories – clarity of content, usefulness of content, interestingness of the class and active participation during the class. Class evaluation results are very similar in all categories, but contemporary class showed better results in clarity of content and interestingness of the class and traditional class showed better results in active participation during the class. The results of student preferences related to traditional and contemporary teaching methods and teaching aids imply that they prefer using information and communication technology for solving tasks and practicing and they prefer smart board over blackboard but they are not accustomed to the e-textbook and they still prefer printed textbooks.
Keywords: ICT, teaching, traditional teaching, primary school.