Effects of Motion Picture on Developing Spatial Visualization Ability of Fifth Graders in Qatar

QSpace/Manakin Repository

Effects of Motion Picture on Developing Spatial Visualization Ability of Fifth Graders in Qatar

Show full item record


Title: Effects of Motion Picture on Developing Spatial Visualization Ability of Fifth Graders in Qatar
Author: Al Nouami, Nagah M. [مصطفى عبد الخالق محمد]; Mohamed, Moustaf A. [نجاح محمد النعيمي]
Abstract: The spatial abilities literature is reviewed. Psychometric studies indicate two Spatial factors : Visualiztion and Orientation. Perdictive studies argue for social, enviornmental, and sex differences, revealing sources of variation such as genetic and hormonal with special emphasis on age. Consequently, trainging studies (direct and indirect) reported the visual-spatial skills being developed through the utiliza¬tion of proper techinques including motion picture and the like media such as tele¬vision and video. This study based on a sample of 120 fifth grade subjects, examined training by visual cueing method via ten video programs displaying animated geometrical fig¬ures, on developing spatial visualization abilitiy, and also examined interaction of gender with trainimg method. The purpose was to compare the realtive effectiveness of the ten video pro-garams with traditional mathematics teaching, therefore, subjects chosen ran¬domly were assigned four groups : 1- experimental males, 2 - experimental females (trained by video), 3 - control males, and 4 - cntrol females (trained by traditional mathematic teaching). Prior to the experiment , two teacher training sessions on teaching "geometical and architectural conceptes" using the ten video programs were presented by the researchers. Test of Spatial relations was administered to students before and after the training period (five weeks). Through Analysis of Covariance, statisically significant differences on posttest scores were found among subjects trained by the video programs. There was no statistically significant differences between the two genders, however, there was statistically significant interaction between subjects' gender and training methods favoring male subjects. In the final analysis, the study recommended some related research topics such as : 1 - transformation of spatial ability training to various perceptual and cognitive tasks, 2 - interaction of different training models with different spatial ability levels, 3 - hormonal influences at the beginning of the teen-age period on spatial ability, and 4 - interaction of individual differences in visual learning with spatial ability.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8130
Date: 1992

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
abstract.pdf 3.234Kb PDF View/Open
abstract.doc 21.5Kb Microsoft Word View/Open
abstract_ar.doc 20Kb Microsoft Word View/Open
059202-0001-fulltext.pdf 859.9Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search QSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account