Due to the constant stream of stimuli offered by technology, children are harder to motivate, and therefore to teach. According to this, and following today’s emerging technological society, Francis (2007) states that it is important that school classrooms use and explore technological means of information.
Thus, in order to promote a meaningful learning experience, we aim to explore different kinds of educational videos and their effects on students’ motivation. During six months, and twice a week we worked with 40 children aged 4-5, learning English as a foreign language through the use of educational videos.
Our results suggest that children feel more motivated to learn with videos that require their responding and reflective skills, rather than videos that only require listening and memorization skills.
Joana Guilherme, Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Carolina Carvalho, Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Stream: Learning Experiences
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