Effectiveness of Educational videos and Games for the concept clarity and understanding of social studies subject: An intervention study

FARHANA KHURSHID, Maria Bibi, Maria Bibi

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is considered a key requirement for learners as it augments their learning. This study investigated the effectiveness of utilising educational videos and games into teaching for better understanding and concept clarity of students in the subject of Social Studies. This experimental study was conducted in two Government Secondary schools, for four weeks on a sample size of fifty-eight students of class eight. Different topics from Social Studies subject were taught to the sample with the help of educational videos and games. The difference between the concept understanding of control and experimental group students was calculated through t-tests. The significant values of t-tests(0.00) and effect size(r=0.96) indicated that teaching through educational videos and games helped students in better way for their clarity of abstract and complex concepts of Social Studies subject. In the focus group discussion, students mentioned that teaching with educational videos and games helped them in understanding the difficult concepts of Social Studies and developed their interest in the subject.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30971/pje.v37i2.1310

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