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South African Journal of Education

versión On-line ISSN 2076-3433
versión impresa ISSN 0256-0100


KOSEOGLU, Pinar  y  EFENDIOGLU, Akin. Can a multimedia tool help students' learning performance in complex biology subjects?. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.4, pp.01-12. ISSN 2076-3433.

The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of multimedia-based biology teaching (Mbio) and teacher-centered biology (TCbio) instruction approaches on learners' biology achievements, as well as their views towards learning approaches. During the research process, an experimental design with two groups, TCbio (n = 22) and Mbio (n = 26), were used. The results of the study proved that the Mbio approach was more effective than the TCbio approach with regard to supporting meaningful learning, academic achievement, enjoyment and motivation. Moreover, the TCbio approach is ineffective in terms of time management, engaging attention, and the need for repetition of subjects. Additionally, the results were discussed in terms of teaching, learning, multimedia design as well as biology teaching/learning.

Palabras clave : keys for biology teaching; multimedia design; nervous system; science teaching; secondary school students.

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