EFFECTS OF APPLYING BLOGS TO ASSIST LIFE EDUCATION INSTRUCTION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study aims to explore the effects of applying blog-assisted life education instruction to fifth-grade elementary school students. The subjects were 30 fifth-grade students from southern Taiwan. The teaching experiment lasted 10 weeks with three sessions conducted each week. In the experiment, instructional effectiveness and the studentsí life values were measured by the Life Education Values Scale, the Learning Effectiveness Scale, the Learning Attitude Scale, an e-portfolio, the studentsí learning sheets, blog articles, the observation records of the teachersí instruction, and the teachersí reflection journal. The findings of this study show that the blog-assisted life education course is effective for higher-grade elementary school students. Additionally, the studentsí information literacy and interests can be improved through e-portfolio in a blog-assisted life education course. Moreover, the studentsí information literacy and competence, course satisfaction, collaborative learning attitudes, and attitudes toward blog use are improved. Finally, the studentsí life education values are significantly enhanced through the blog assisted instruction in this study.