Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Negmeldin Alsheikh
This study aimed at exploring the role of interactive technology in promoting phonemic awareness skills for Emirati kindergartners. An explanatory mixed-method design was employed to achieve the purpose of this study. The quantitative phase of the study featured a pre and post-test after implementation of an interactive program for six weeks. The qualitative phase of the study featured a collection of qualitative data of actual work of kindergarteners during the implementation of the program by means of documents. The participants of this study were KG2 students who were selected conveniently (n= 50) and were divided into two groups: experimental group (n= 25) and control group (n= 25). In general, the results gathered from the pre-and post-test revealed that there is a significant difference between the experimental group and control group in terms of letter-sound relationship and sight word recognition skills in favor of the experimental group. The qualitative results showed that the use of interactive technology in teaching phonemic awareness leads to gradual development in a letter-sound relationship and sight word recognition skills. The study discussed essential issues related to kindergartners’ reading literacy skills including, raising phonemic awareness, and it offers some recommendations for teachers, curriculum planners and suggests some implications for future research.
Albreiki, Balqis Abdulla, "EXPLORING THE ROLE OF INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING KINDERGARTENERS’ PHONEMIC AWARENESS SKILLS" (2020). Theses. 839.