Assessment of analytical thinking skills in media literacy of elementary school students in the Education 4.0 era by using games

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Charochinee Chaimin


The objective of this research is to evaluate and compare analytical thinking skills in media literacy among elementary school students before and after their participation in games. This experimental study utilized the 'True or false? Are you sure?' game from the project 'Design and development of games to enhance critical thinking skills in media literacy for primary school students' as a tool for teaching analytical thinking skills. Tests were conducted to assess the analytical thinking skills related to media literacy of upper elementary school students (Grade 4-6) from five schools in Mae Ai and Phrao districts, Chiang Mai Province, totaling 350 students. The research findings indicate that students' analytical thinking skills in media literacy increased by 81.43%, decreased by 8.00%, and remained the same at 10.57%. The scores, initially at a good level, improved to an excellent level after studying in four schools. Comparing scores before and after learning revealed a statistically significant increase in students' analytical thinking skills after using games to enhance their abilities (p < 0.05). These results suggest a positive impact of game-based learning on analytical thinking skills in media literacy among elementary school students.

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