Culturally Themed Educational Tools for Enhancing Learning in Southeast Asian Secondary Schools

Vadivel, V. Sithira, Song, Insu, and Bhati, Abhishek Singh (2021) Culturally Themed Educational Tools for Enhancing Learning in Southeast Asian Secondary Schools. In: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (1288) pp. 950-968. From: FTC 2020: Future Technologies Conference, 5-6 November 2020, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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The paper is part of a multi-country analysis and uses two countries in an initial study and a benchmark to identify how culture can improve learning outcomes with redesigning technological tools for Southeast Asian secondary schools. This paper presents two studies: The first study focuses on assessing the impact of cultural attributes in digital tools used in classroom learning among teachers and students in Malaysian and Indonesian secondary schools with 168 teachers and 491 students. The results reveal low use of technology and digital tools in classroom activities by teachers, and both the Malaysian and Indonesian data show similar results of low usage technology tools (never to monthly). This finding contradicts the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 2012 statistics, according to which Malaysia is at 91% in terms of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in schools with Internet access. The second study was designed to test a culturally themed prototype with 84 students in Jakarta, Indonesia, which resulted in improved learning outcomes among students who participated in an experiment using a ‘festive cultural theme’ activity based on a mobile game. The study suggests, Southeast Asian schools to use technology with cultural theme to stimulate classroom activities.

Item ID: 73835
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 9783030631277
ISSN: 2194-5365
Keywords: Culture-based learning, E-Learning, Interactive learning, Mobile learning, Secondary education, Southeast Asian education
Copyright Information: © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Date Deposited: 15 May 2022 23:11
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