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URN etd-0824110-164930 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2644 times. Download 1175 times. Author Yi-Tsun Hsu Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2009 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language Chinese&English Page Count 230 Title A Study on Chinese Learning Toy Design for Children from New Immigrant Family Keyword interface design learning achievements Chinese learning educational toys New immigrant family New immigrant family educational toys Chinese learning learning achievements interface design Abstract New immigrant family literatures indicate that Chinese has been the universal learning obstacle for the new immigrant children among their school subjects. Parents have the greatest influence on children’s language learning from birth to six year of age. In children's growing stage, learning by playing games could be one kind of learning methods. Moreover, the training of learning languages couldn't get rid of listening、speaking、reading and writing. Thus the motive of the present study is to design educational multimedia toys which can train children’s listening、speaking、reading and writing skills, and provide children with the chance to learn through playing games.
The participants of this study were kindergarten students. The experiment can be divided into three parts. The first part consists of three steps: First, using questionnaire to understand new immigrant family, general family structure and the familys’ideas of educational toys. Then, expert interview was conducted to understand the learning progress of phonetic symbols. Finally, the researcher integrated the result of questionnaire survey and expert interview to counter on educational toys design. The second part compares the participants’ previous and latter learning effects after they ran through the intervention. The third part aims at investigating students, teachers, and parents’ satisfication of learning contents and products separately. Final, using the results of expert interview to make further improvement.
The result of earlier questionnaire survey indicates that parents expect the educational toys can match up school’s learning schedule and can assist in children’s Chinese learning. The results of expert interview reveals that connecting hearing and sight stimulating with learning objectives is the key of teaching. As to the game learning achievement, the researcher discovered that among the game of phonemic awareness, spelling, tone sandi, and character stroke order, the participants benefit most from the character stroke order game.
As to the evaluation of product subjectivity, teachers and parents satisfy with the touch-writing educational toy most; but interactive educational toy is not favorable. Last, from the expert interview it is suggested that the product can focus on developing single and interactive using product of choice freedom.
With regard to the suggestion of future research, the future research could aims to two faces. The one is how to prolong children’s learning interests by setting up a feedback mechanism which is simple and attractive. The second is aims to deep research of new immigrant family such as parent-child interaction.
Advisor Committee Jin-Shyong Lin - advisor
Cherng-Yee Leung - co-chair
Chia-Hua Hsu - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2010-07-21 Date of Submission 2010-08-25