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The concept of Foreshadowed Problem refers to an issue, an area of concern, areas of focus, etc. These Foreshadowed Problems are not necessarily characterized by negativism as might be implied when we refer to them as “problems”. These areas, issues, or concerns are knowledge-based and, as such, theoretical and conceptual frameworks influence them. The literature research will do much to expand the knowledge of a problem, impact our knowledge of it and maybe even causing a reformulation of the stated problem. Consequently, the data collection may be redirected and acquire a wider or narrower focus. A problem that seeks to establish the impact on the Attitude of Students towards a class by using PowerPoint might have to be refined or reformulated as the literature is reviewed. As the process of research takes place the data collection might further cause the stated problem to be reformulated.
In the proposed project that David and I are working on the foreshadowed problems include:
Initial research suggests that these Unrelated Factors might include whether or not students themselves feel that they are learning something that they will find immediately useful.
In addition, should the teacher or students have technical problems and/or problems getting prompt technical support (I have not yet pinpointed which of these is the case) prior to or during the presentation, it is likely that the learning will be decreased as a result of the change in attitude on the part of the instructor and/or student. It may be difficult to address these issues immediately prior to or during the study itself, but suggests that this problem may prove difficult to guard against in the larger research.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE CLASS WHEN POWERPOINT IS INTRODUCED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONCEPT ATTAINMENT.
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