A comparative study of Traditional and Smart Classrooms in relation to their Creativity and Academic achievement

Navita malik, V.K. Shanwal

Abstract


The education and health are two major components for development of any country. The traditional system of teaching has been replaced with latest technology.  The technology is one of the important components for the advancement. The need of technology is also felt in teaching and learning to make it more meaningful. The process of attendance, assignments, homework, evaluation, management and many more issues become easier with the help of technology. The application of technology is not only useful in management but also to control them.   The education imparted through interactive whiteboard is also known as Smart classroom. It is one of the important technology-based teaching aids used now-a-days. The studies revealed that the use of smart class room technology in the teaching and learning process is increasing day by day. It enhances the capability, interest, and motivation etc. of both tutor as well as students. Hence, it was felt necessarily to make an attempt to see the difference between academic achievement and its relation with creativity. This paper focuses on the comparison between the students which are studying in the traditional classroom and smart classroom in relation to their creativity and academic achievement. In this study students of   VIII standard, aged from 13 to 15 years old were selected. The students were divided into two groups i.e. experimental and control, taught in smart classroom and traditional classroom respectively. The Baqer Mehndi’s verbal test was used to measure creativity. This study measured the academic achievement through researcher's self-made class test for students. The t-values were used to compare the academic achievement of students studying in smart and traditional classrooms. Pearson’s Coefficient of correlation was used to find out the relation between creativity and academic achievement. It was found that was a significant difference of student’s academic achievement when taught with smart classroom and also found positive relation between academic achievement and creativity.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Creativity, Smart Classroom technology and Traditional classroom.


Keywords


Academic Achievement; Creativity; Smart Classroom technology and Traditional classroom

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