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Cartoon Movies and Nursery Schools Pupils’ Development of Cognitive and Social Skills: Implications for Social Studies Teachers
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 74-78   |   Vol. 3, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
David E. Ukpong, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
[2]
Unwana-Obong D. Uyanga, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
[3]
Ifeanyi O. Nyorere, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Abstract
It is widely believed that what children see on television can influence their attitude and behaviour. Due to the fact that children take so much time watching movies, it is very likely that their cognitive abilities and social life development are affected by the cartoon movies they watch on television. This study therefore aimed to determine whether cartoon movies have any significant impact on the intellectual and social skills development of nursery school pupils in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A research hypothesis was formulated to give direction to the study based on underlying assumptions and Vygotsky’s Social Development (VSD) theory. The population consisted of all Nursery Two school children aged between 4 and 6 years old. They numbered about 1800 and were drawn from Uyo Local Government Area. The sample size was, however, 360 pupils. The researchers developed the appropriate instrument title “Cartoon Movies and Cognitive/Social Skills Development Inventory (CMCSSDI)” for purpose of data collection. Statistical analysis of data collected in the study was done using t-test for the purpose of hypothesis testing. The result indicated that cartoon movies have a significant influence on the intellectual and social skill development of nursery school children in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. One of the key recommendations was that teachers should freely employ educational cartoon movies in the classroom during lessons as these movies have the potential to enhance pupils’ development of social and cognitive skills.
Keywords
Cartoon Movies, Cognitive Skills, Social Skills, Nursery School Pupils, Social Studies
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