Title

A descriptive study of the teaching practices using computers in a selected preschool

Date of Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Ramos, Anne Marie Rio

Defense Panel Chair

Tandoc, Katherine Claudette Avelino

Defense Panel Member

Alontaga, Jasper.

Abstract/Summary

This research aimed to provide a descriptive study of the teaching practices using computers in a selected preschool for ages 4-5 and 5-6 year olds.

Specifically, the study looked into (1) the practices of the teachers in using the computer in terms of (a) purpose (b) routine (c) type of interaction (d) type of software (e) physical arrangement, and (f) frequency (2) whether the practices are in line with the principles of computer use in early childhood education (3) the rationales of the teachers in using the computer in the preschool classroom.

This study intends to find out the purpose of the computers in the classroom and how they are being used for direct instruction, optional activity, to supplement the child's learning, to create and for instructional support. Also, this study looked into when the teachers make use of the computer in the following routines: choice time/free play, circle time, story time, snack time and lesson proper. It also looked into the types of interaction children engage in when they are using the computer such as individually, in dyads and in small groups. Lastly, the types of software used by the teachers are described such as drill and practice, games, open-ended and tutorial.

In order to obtain the objectives of the study, the instruments used to gather data were survey questionnaire, face to face interview and observation. The selected preschool is in line with the principles of computer use in preschool classroom as evidenced in the practices used by the teachers in the study in the utilization of computers in their respective classrooms.

Abstract Format

html

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU17213

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

v, 91 leaves ; 30 cm.

Keywords

Education; Preschool; Computers and children; Computer-assisted instruction

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