Background: As the temperature around the world is climbing, Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, glaciers and mountain snows are melting. Studies showed that higher percentage of children expressed doubts about global warming. Children’s perceptions about global warming are considered as important and it must be examined to protect the globe from natural calamities. This provoked the investigator to conduct a research to create awareness on global warming.
Objectives: Assess the knowledge on global warming and assess the effectiveness of computer assisted teaching on knowledge regarding global warming.
Materials and Methods: The research design chosen was pre experimental design with one group pre and post test. Seventy adolescent students of 11th and 12th standard were selected using convenience sampling technique and administered with a structured questionnaire prior to computer assisted teaching. The post test was conducted after one week and the difference between pre and post test scores were compiled. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to assess the knowledge and effectiveness of computer assisted teaching.
Findings: The findings of the study revealed that in the pretest, majority(57%) had inadequate knowledge, 33% had moderately adequate knowledge and only 7% had adequate knowledge, whereas after the computer assisted teaching, the post test reveals that majority (83%) had adequate knowledge, 17% had moderately adequate knowledge and none of them had inadequate knowledge. There is a significant difference in the pre and post test knowledge at P< 0.05 level.
Conclusion: Today’s children are tomorrow’s consumers and policy makers. Their current knowledge, attitude and behavior will have profound impact on how the world’s future stands against global warming. So let us educate and sensitize the children on global warming and it’s impact on health.
Cite this article:
Umarani. J. Computer Assisted Teaching Creates Awareness on Global Warming. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2016; 6(2): 217-220. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00040.9