The Effect of Prior & Acquired Knowledge Strategy for Reading Comprehension (K.W.L.H) in the Achievement of 7th Grade Students in Public Schools of Nablus governorate and the development of their Creative Thinking Skills

Year: 
2016
Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ali Hasan Hapayeb/suprevisor
Dr. Mohamad Emran/external examiner
Dr.Mahmoud Ramadan/internal examiner
Supervisors: 
Dr. Ali Hasan Hapayeb/suprevisor
Authors: 
Areen Adi Abdullah Abu Amsha
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to know the effects of using K.W.L.H strategy for comprehending reading in the achievement of 7th grade students in primary level in the schools of Nablus governance and in the development of creative thinking skills, through answering the following two questions: 1. Is there a statistical difference on the significance level (α=0.05) in the post mean attainment in Arabic language subject for the 7th grade students in the primary levels in the schools of Nablus governance dedicated to the method of traditional teaching, K.W.L.H strategy? 2. Is there a statistical difference on the significance level (α=0.05) in the mean of creative thinking test for the 7th grade students in the primary levels in the schools of Nablus governance dedicated to the method of traditional teaching, K.W.L.H strategy? The researcher used aQuasi-experimental method, and the study was applied on an intentional sample of the 7th grade students in Nablus city, Abdelraheem Mahmoud girls school and Ibin-Qotaiba boys school were chosen for the application of this strategy, and two divisions of each school’s 7th grade students were chosen. Division ‘A’ was chosen to be a controled group that learns in the traditional method and consists of 68 students 40 males and 28 females, Division ‘B’ was chosen to be the experimental group that learns using the strategy and consists of 68 of which 40 males and 28 females. The validity and reliability of the tools was confirmed and certified and the tools that were used are: achievement test, creative thinking test, and the tools were verified, and the equation of Cronbach-alpha was used to check the Reliability of the attainment test, the Reliability was (0.83) which suits the purposes of this study from the researcher point of view. The results of the study were: 1. There are statistical differences between the means of the control and experimental groups in the attainment test in Arabic language subject, this difference is in favor of the experimental group that was taught using the strategy. 2. There are statistical differences between the means of the control and experimental groups in the creative thinking skills test in Arabic language subject, this difference is in favor of the experimental group that was taught using the strategy. The study has several recommendations: holding special trainings and workshops on the application of the K.W.L.H strategy, and the importance of conducting similar future studies that relates to the teaching strategy in other subjects, also recommending similar future studies to be conducted on lower and higher levels and the importance of the adoption of the K.W.L.H strategy in designing and modifying curriculums to include this type of educational strategies.
Pages Count: 
105
Status: 
Published