Animation and young children’s learning

So Fong NGAN

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The paper aims to present a study about applying a new developed animation in teaching visual art elements and the Hong Kong buildings for young children. The researchers showed the animation which illustrates three special Hong Kong buildings: Hong Kong China Bank Tower, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Former Kowloon- Canton Railway Clock Tower, with the visual elements such as circles, squares, triangles and lines…. Two principals, nine teachers and seventy-eight 4-6 year old children of two schools watched the animation twice in their own school. After that, young children were asked to draw what they liked or disliked. During their drawing, some individual interviews were conducted. Classroom observations, children’s drawings and interviewed-note were collected as the data to evaluate young children’s learning. In addition, principals and teachers were invited to fill in questionnaire for additional data source. Thematic analysis and statistic analysis will be used to analyze the data. Finally, the paper will discuss the implication for further investigation. Copyright © 2014 University of Jyväskylä.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


Ngan, S. F. (2014, August). Animation and young children’s learning. Paper presented at the EARLI Conference on SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood, Jyvaskyla, Finland.


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