The Challenges Facing Primary School Students in Jordan in Learning Math online During the Coronavirus Crisis

  • Dr. Hamzeh Ahmad Abdelrahman Alqiam Assistant professor - Department of curricula and instruction - Faculty of educational sciences Jarash University – Jordan
الكلمات المفتاحية: Challenges, online learning, primary school students, Jordan, Coronavirus crisis

الملخص

This study aimed to explore the challenges facing primary school students in Jordan in learning math online during the Coronavirus crisis. Thus, a descriptive analytical approach is adopted. A questionnaire was developed. It sheds a light on four types of challenges (i.e. educational¸ and psychological challenges, assessment-related challenges and IT-related challenges).  The researcher selected a purposive sample consisting from 300 6th grade students. Those students were selected from 10 primary schools in Amman, Jordan. Questionnaire forms were passed to them in an electronic manner. 287 questionnaire forms were retrieved and considered valid for analysis.  The response rate is 95.66%. It was found that 61%30 of the respondents have low satisfaction with learning math online during the Coronavirus crisis. The researcher concluded that the severity of the challenges facing primary school students in Jordan in learning math online during the Coronavirus crisis is high in all the areas jointly and separately. He recommends providing teachers and students in public and private schools with access to well-known electronic libraries and databases.

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منشور
2021-02-02
كيفية الاقتباس
Dr. Hamzeh Ahmad Abdelrahman Alqiam. (2021). The Challenges Facing Primary School Students in Jordan in Learning Math online During the Coronavirus Crisis. مجلة الفنون والأدب وعلوم الإنسانيات والاجتماع, (64), 351-367. https://doi.org/10.33193/JALHSS.64.2021.421
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