International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Effects of Educational Practice with Cartoons on Learning Outcomes
Cevat Eker, Oğuzhan Karadeniz

This study aims to determine the effects of teaching practices done by using cartoon on students' achievement and knowledge retention. In this study, pretest, posttest control group experimental design was used on a group of 56 4th grade primary school students in 2013-2014 school year. The study was conducted during six-week long “Good That There” unit in social studies class. Achievement test developed by the researcher was administered three times as pre-test, post-test and retention test. The achievement scores gathered from the experiment and control groups were compared with t-test to examine whether there are significant differences between the groups. Findings indicated that the teaching practices done by using cartoon provided significant differences in increasing students' academic achievement and the level of knowledge retention in favor of the experimental group. This result illustrated that the teaching done with cartoons affects students' achievements and knowledge retention positively.

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