Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-4
Primary School Education Department, Ilam Azad University, Iran. [email protected]
Teachers, books, teaching methods, educational management and family have often been considered as fundamental elements in education. However, in modern education, color application during teaching and the physical environment and painting of schools in general, are also among those elements having significant impact on education quality of students. In order to examine the effects of color application on educational quality of 5th grade, primary school students from their viewpoint, the present study was carried out. The statistical universes of the study were the students of 5th grade of primary school in Chevar District of Ilam City. The number of subjects was 127. The statistical universe was limited, therefore; census method was applied. To collect data, a researcher-made questionnaire- including 19 close-test questions, was used. The validity of the instrument was obtained through getting professionals views and confirmations. To find the reliability, a pilot program which contained 30 questionnaires was executed and the estimated reliability was 0.75. Using x2 score, Fridman and Regression tests, analysis of the data was carried out. The results revealed the existence of a significant relation between color use in class and students’ academic achievement (P: 0.034). Moreover, the usage of colour helps students for better attention (P: 0.000). Based upon the finding of the study, the effectiveness ranking of 3 factors was estimated: color use in educational environment, kinds of the colors used in education and use of color by the teacher. Teaching instruments in colour were found to rank first and have the highest effect on learning (P: 0.000). The findings of regression test showed those 3 factors could anticipate academic achievement (P: 0.000) and among those 3 factors, use of color by the teacher could be a predictor for academic achievement.
Keywords: Color, Learning, Primary school students, Chevar district, Ilam City, Iran
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