Students can learn effectively through folding paper to observe and investigate the property of geometry. Therefore, origami is becoming valuable to learn. The action of folding paper can train the concepts of geometry like spatial abilities, line symmetry and hand-eye-brain coordination. The main purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of technology integrated into learning origami of one straight cut on elementary school students' spatial abilities. "Origami of one straight cut,' which means first folding the paper and then cut the folded paper along one straight line. The unique shape then showed up when spreading out the paper. By rotating, folding and spreading the paper out, it is training the "spatial orientation" and "spatial visualization" at the same time.A quasi-experimental design is adopted as the methodology. The participants included 40 students, using technology integrated into learning origami of one straight cut. The students were required to complete origami of one straight cut hands-on learning activities and eight levels of WOOS II (Web of Origami Simulator II). The results showed that technology integrated into learning origami of one straight cut had a statistically significant effect on spatial ability achievement. From the results of correlation analysis, the WOOS II and spatial ability achievement have significant positive correlation. The students learned the basis of origami of one straight cut through teacher's demonstration and practice on WOOS II. Technology integrated into learning origami of one straight cut can improve students' spatial ability effectively.
Hsi-Hsun Yang, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
Yuan-Ting Chen, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan
Sheng-Kai Yin, MingDao University, Taiwan
Stream: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
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