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An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of Powerpoint Presentation in Teaching Prepositions

Helmi, Kasim (2010) An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of Powerpoint Presentation in Teaching Prepositions. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of PowerPoint presentation on students’ learning outcomes in learning prepositions. The learning outcomes were divided in three different levels and were drawn from English Language Form Four Curriculum Specifications by Curriculum Development Centre, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, 2003. This study also wanted to investigate whether has any significant difference or not on students’ learning outcomes when using this instructional tool. This study used pretest and posttest as instrument in data collection. For the purpose of this study, the researcher has modified this three learning outcomes as Level 1 (to identify the suitable prepositions); Level 2 (to differentiate the prepositions), and Level 3 (to apply the suitable prepositions). In this study, the experimental design was true experiment and used convenience sampling. The sample was selected based on random assignment. The sample in this study were 32 form four male students from secondary school. Group 1, the experimental group had an N of 16 and received the PowerPoint presentation in learning prepositions. Group 2, the control, had an N of 16 and received the traditional teaching presentation in learning prepositions. The results showed that PowerPoint presentation looked more effective compared to the traditional teaching method. The students’ learning outcomes of the experimental group was improved compared to the control group. This findings were approved in the data analysis through T-Test. The T-Test’s results proved that all the null hypotheses were rejected in this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 04:53
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 04:53
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3988

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