Effects of Infographics on Students Achievement and Attitude towards Geography Lessons


  •  Taner Çifçi    

Abstract

Geography is a very comprehensive field of study with many subjects to study topics. Using a wide range of materials in the teaching of this course can this lesson be made effective and permanent because we do not have chances to observe natural phenomena. Therefore, in geography education materials natural environment is to be brought to class by using materials. One of these materials is infographics. Within the scope of this study, the effects of use of infographics on students’ achievement and attitude in geography course. The study is important as it can contribute to design of new instructional materials to be used in classes. The study was designed as quasi-experimental study, which is one of the quantitative study methods. In the study, “Solomon Four Group Design” has been used. As a result, it can be said that using infographics in geography lessons increase academic achievement and attitude levels of the students. It can also contribute to visual and verbal learning levels. Besides, these results can also provide guidance to teachers as they provide alternative and different instructional materials in geography lessons. Infographics can be effectively and widely used in geography lessons in different grade levels and learning areas when visual and information are to be given together. It is also suggested to use infographics in cases where achievement and attitudes of students in geography lesson is low.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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