Comparison of the Effect of IT and Puzzle-Based Teaching Methods with Respect to the Lecturing Method in the Educational Progress of the Computer Science Basics Course of High School's 3 rd Grade of Math-Physics Students of Urmia's 1 st District

Elham Ghavami
2016 unpublished
The current study was aimed at comparing the impact of IT-based, puzzle-based, and lecturing teaching methods in the academic achievement of computer science basics course among third grade high school mathematics students in District one of Urmia City. This was a test study of pretest and posttest type with control group. The statistical population included female third grade high school mathematics students in Urmia City District one in the academic year 2014-2015. Through cluster sampling,
more » ... cluster sampling, 60 students were randomly selected and put into test (IT and puzzle) and control (lecture) groups. The curricula were executed by the researcher, and the academic achievement of students was evaluated with the first semester score as pretest and the second semester score as posttest. Analysis of covariance and Bonferroni's post hoc test for pairwise comparisons were used to analyze the research data. Findings indicated that IT-based and puzzle-based teaching methods influenced the academic achievement of students. Moreover, puzzle-based teaching method influence the academic achievement of students more than IT-based, and IT-based teaching method was more effective in comparison with lecturing method.