Effectiveness of the kernvisie method

Mohr, Franziska (2016) Effectiveness of the kernvisie method.

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Abstract: In this study the effectiveness of the Kernvisie Method (KVM) was studied. The KVM intervention assumes that children think differently, and that this thinking style needs to be addressed by a different kind of instruction, namely through visualizations of the learning content. We predicted KVM children to show a significantly higher achievement gain in spelling ability than average students. Furthermore, we expected children preferring to think visually, to benefit higher than those preferring to think kinesthetically, and dyslexic children to gain more than non-dyslexics. Existing CITO spelling test scores of nineteen elementary school children (six second graders, six fourth graders, and seven fifth graders) were used to analyze the development of spelling skills during intervention. T-tests revealed that second grade participants showed a significantly higher growth in spelling ability than average students, while we found no effects for fourth and fifth grade students. Analyses of Variance (ANOVAs) did not reveal differential effects on gender, preferred thinking style, and dyslexia diagnosis. Directions for future research as well as limitations of the study and the intervention were discussed.
Domein: Cultuur en onderwijs
Datum: September 2016
Projectnummer: 2449
Copyright: Wetenschapswinkel UT

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