TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE OF THE USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS IN DIGITAL CONTENT ON LEARNING READINESS, CREATIVE THINKING, AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF ABU DHABI
Students at primary stage usually face difficulty in understanding scientific subjects, especially abstract sciences. Therefore, relying on traditional learning methods only will lead to a lack creative thinking in the learning process and a weak readiness to continue in the study, this scenario requires alternative learning methods such as visual effects based on digital content. The aim of this study is to examine the interrelationships between visual effects in digital content, creative thinking, learning readiness, student performance. This study applied quantitative methods to analyze the relationships between visual effects in digital content, creative thinking, learning readiness, and student performance. The population is the teaching staff in primary schools of UAE. Data instrument is self-administrated questionnaire. The data collection has been conducted on a sample of 700 teachers in 248 schools in Abu Dhabi. Simple random sampling technique has been applied in the survey procedure. SPSS software is deployed to conduct data analysis. Regression analysis and SEM have been deployed to conduct data analysis and test the hypothesis of this study. The result revealed that visual effects in digital content has a significant effect on creative thinking, learning readiness, and student performance, as well as creative thinking and learning readiness have significant effects on student performance. To that end, incorporating visual effects into digital textbooks is a promising approach to improving the educational experience of students in the UAE. Therefore, this study recommend inclusion of visual effects in education curriculum is necessary, whereas more studies on this field should help the policymakers in the ministry of education to regulate alternative learning methods and set new guidelines for this goal.
Visual Effects in Digital content, Creative Thinking, Learning Readiness, Student Performance