Effectiveness of Using Infographics as an Approach for Teaching Programming Fundamentals on Developing Analytical Thinking Skills for High School Students in the City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia

Najwa Al-Mohammadi

Abstract


The current study aims at investigating the effectiveness of using infographics as an approach to teach the programming fundamentals on developing analytical thinking skills for high school students in the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The study is based on the two-group quasi-experimental design. Participants were 64 girls at the 1st secondary school in Makkah. They were divided into an experimental group comprising of 32 students and a control group comprising also of 32 students. The programming unit was taught to the experimental group using the educational infographics strategy while the control group was taught using the traditional way of instruction. The researcher designed the lessons of the unit based on an infographics form. She designed the analytical thinking test to measure several of the analytical thinking skills. The researcher also used the following statistical methods: t-test for independent samples, Black’s Gain Ratio to measure effectiveness. The study results pointed out the effectiveness of using infographics strategy as an approach to teach the programming fundamentals on developing analytical thinking skills.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/gjes.v3i1.10854

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