The Effect of Cooperative Games on Developing the Social Interaction by Kindergarten Children
College Of Basic Education Research Journal,
2014, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 27-54
AbstractThe current research has aimed to knwo the effect of several cooperative games on developing the social interaction for the kindergarten children
The sample has consisted of (60) children, (30 males & 30 females) kindergarten stage. They have been chosen deliberately from two kindergartens: Talkef and Saidat al Najat in Nineveh governorate. The researcher has used the experimental design of the two groups, experimental & control, while the equivalence has been made among the children of the two groups according to the educational level & profession of the parents, depending on the scale of social interaction prepared by (Fadhel, 2009) consisting of (26) items, as well as the research has designing of program for some cooperative games after studying the previous research. Then the external validity has been examined by introducing them to some experts in education and psychology, and the reliability has been calculated by (test & retest) research (0,82). After the application of the social interaction tool on the sample of the two groups, experimental & control, and applying some cooperative games on the experimental group, then it has been re tested on the same sample of the two groups.
The researcher has used Pearson correlation coefficient and t test for two independent samples as statistical tools for analyzing the data. The results have showed that the members of the experimental group have increased their social interaction by the effect of the provided cooperative games, demonstrating statistical differences between the pre and post tests in favor of the post test of the experimental group. In the light of these results, the researcher has provided a number of conclusions and recommendations such as, the cooperative games have effectively anticipated in developing the social interaction by the kindergarten children. While he recommended the necessity of interesting the teacher of kindergarten to use the cooperative games interestingly making them within the main course of kindergarten as well as he suggested making a similar study to know the differences according to the variables gender and age.
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