ИССЛЕДОВАНИЕ ВЛИЯНИЯ ИНФОРМАЦИОННО-КОММУНИКАЦИОННЫХ ТЕХНОЛОГИЙ НА ОТНОШЕНИЕ УЧАЩИХСЯ С ЛЁГКОЙ СТЕПЕНЬЮ МЕНТАЛЬНОГО РАССТРОЙСТВА К УРОКАМ ГЕОГРАФИИ
Research on impact of information and communication technologies on the attitudes of students with mild intellectual disabilities to the geography lessons
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The study presents partial results of the research aimed to investigate the impact of information and communication technologies in the subject of geography on the attitudes of students with mild intellectual disability who are educated in special primary schools. The study is about the issue of measurement and the research using methodology of a highly valid Single Case Design that is evidence-based. The methodology provides useful information for the area of special education, which is widespread abroad (mainly in the USA) with a very long and productive history. The universality of the conclusions of our study is limited to the choice of participants and the subject of the study. Considering that in the field of special education in this area is very poorly understood, we recommend subsequent research decisions to be performed using Single Case methodology. The conclusions obtained in the course of further research, can become a more precise answer to the question of the effectiveness of ICT impact on the position of a student with a mild mental disorder. At the same time it must be remembered that each child manifests him/herself in a specific way, and certain significant conclusions could produce a very pathetic impression. We would like to recall that the methodology of Single Case Design is based on evidence and help to a particular child. The lack of research results on the study of the relations of students with mild mental disorders to school geography lessons gives motivation for further study and was the reason for this study. The aim of this study of Single Subject Design was to study the effect of ICT on the attitude of pupils with a mild mental disorder to the school lesson. It seems that the results of this study support ICT as an educational intervention. Because the information obtained showed a gradual increase in positive students’ attitude to school lessons using ICT, taking into account the results of the post intervention phase (learning a lesson without ICT), has also shown strengthening of positive attitudes towards school geography lessons. The final results have shown only a slight increase in positive attitudes of pupils to lessons where have been used information and communication technologies. The personality of the teacher is a more effective factor which influences the attitudes of students to the school lesson.
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