Exploring motivation and critical thinking through visual literacy in language classes. (c2009)

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dc.contributor.author Akhal, Ayah
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-03T08:11:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-03T08:11:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-05-03
dc.date.submitted 2009-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/427
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-47). en_US
dc.description.abstract Visual aids in education or in teaching have been given a lot of attention in the past few years. Researchers have been attempting to discover all relationships existing between the use of visual aid and the learners' understanding and acquisition of concepts. Therefore, this study attempts to determine the impact of visual literacy on students' motivation and critical thinking in language classes. In other words, the study attempts to answer the following question: How are motivation and critical thinking developed through visual literacy in language classes of four to six graders? The instruments used in this study are the following: Semi-structured interviews conducted with teachers of cycle IT in three schools in Beirut, Lebanon, surveys distributed to the students of cycle II in the three target schools, and analysis of documents collected from the teachers that were the students' own work. The results showed that the use of visual literacy motivates students, makes the classroom more relaxing, and have them love the subject, and enhances their critical thinking i.e. their ability to internalize the concepts they are being taught. Further research in the area of visual literacy should be conducted in Lebanese schools. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Visual literacy -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject Language arts (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education en_US
dc.title Exploring motivation and critical thinking through visual literacy in language classes. (c2009) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200103850 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 180 leaves; ill. (some col.), facsims; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2009.23 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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