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A study of the Effectiveness of Teaching through Comic Strips on History Academic Achievement and Interest of Upper Primary Students


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Articles
Publisher
Ijaresm Publication
Publishing Date
01-Jun-2022
volume
10
Issue
6
Pages
3931-3938

The literature survey shows that there is an overwhelming acceptance of comic strips among researchers and educational organizations; however this strategy has not been very frequently used in secondary schools. Implementing comic strips is a complex process. The research on comic strips has proposed that the benefits are usually long term rather than having an instant effect. So the study was undertaken. The design for the study was pretest post-test Achievement scores of experimental & control group design. All the 64 students from a school within the Mumbai metropolis constituted the population of the study. One school was randomly selected and made into experimental and control groups. History Achievement Test was prepared by the researchers and validated by two senior History lecturers from the Education Department. The History Achievement Test was administered to the students by the researchers. Data collected were analyzed using t-test statistics. The results indicated that teachers taught history using comic strips instructional methods achieved higher than those taught using traditional lecture-based methods. It was recommended that teachers need to diversify their method of teaching history such as comic strips as it will assist in higher academic achievement of learners.