The Effects of Dora the Explorer on Preschool Children's Spatial Concept Acquisition and Spatial Ability

  • Duriye Esra Angın Adnan Menderes University/Faculty of Education, Turkey

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of Dora the Explorer cartoon on the spatial concept acquisitions and spatial abilities of the preschool children. The study was carried out with 80, 60-71 month old children attending preschools. Post-test only control group model is used in the research in order to identify the existing phenomena in a controlled manner. “The Bracken Basic Concept Scale, Third Edition: Receptive (BBCSIII:R) Form Direction/Position Subscale” and two different “Spatial Ability Games” were used to assess children’s spatial concept acquisitions and spatial abilities. Independent sample t-test was used in order to compare the average of post-test scores of the children in the experimental and control groups. According to the findings, it is found that there is meaningful difference between scores of post-tests of direction/position subscale and spatial ability games score. Comparing the scores of post-test of direction/position subscale and spatial ability games of experimental and control groups, it was found that there was a meaningful differentiation in favor of experimental group.

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Published
2017-01-31
How to Cite
Angın, D. E. (2017). The Effects of Dora the Explorer on Preschool Children’s Spatial Concept Acquisition and Spatial Ability. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(1), 39. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n1p39