MEASURING EFFECT OF CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR COMPUTING EDUCATION IN AFRICAN CONTEXT

TitleMEASURING EFFECT OF CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR COMPUTING EDUCATION IN AFRICAN CONTEXT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAnohah, E, Suhonen, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume73
Start Page6-17
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2016
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1224695
Keywordscomputer achievement, computer attitude, indigenous knowledge, integrationist approach, object-oriented concepts, Oware game
Abstract

A relevant research area in computing education is to explore aspects that motivate and promote learning in culturally responsive learning environments. This research contributes towards understanding how indigenous knowledge can be used to create a meaningful learning environment for learning object-oriented programming. The aim of research is to explore the effect of a culturally responsive learning environment for computing education in Ghana high school context. This research comprised teaching interventions that emphasized cultural significance and stimulation of Oware game as metaphors and related analogies to teach object oriented programming. The results indicated that a culturally responsive environment had a positive effect on high school students’ conceptual understanding of object-oriented programming concepts and attitudinal change to computing education.

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