Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Impact of technology on developing drawing skills in pre-school children in Saudi Arabia
by Faisal, Nouf, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 85; 1526902
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the development of children's drawing skills through the use of technology. The research involved five children two girls and three boys, ages three to five years in a preschool center located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the researcher observed and analyzed the response of the selected children to the use of tablet-based programs in the development of their drawing skills. The result showed that boys between three to four were more interactive with drawing on the iPad than girls. This result will be helpful for teachers and technology specialists to understand how to optimize technology to support early childhood artistic efforts.

The first chapter of this thesis is an introduction and holds the purpose of the study. The second chapter is a review of literature. Chapter three is the methodology. And in chapter four, findings and results are discussed. Chapter five is the conclusion and recommendations for further study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Farmer, Lesley
Commitee: Pattnaik, Jyotsna, Rezaei, Ali
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Early childhood education, Educational technology
Keywords: Drawing skills, Preschool
Publication Number: 1526902
ISBN: 978-1-321-27702-9
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