The Effect of Using Hendy's 4Cs Model on Acquiring some Vocational Concepts and Social Skills for Primary School Students

Mohamed Hammad Hendy
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Abstract


It is known that most of learning theories recommended developing the whole personality of learner in all school levels. Integrating among applications and recommendations of several learning theories can create better and effective varied learning environments for all learners. So educators should continue to develop learning and teaching models based on learning theories to help engage learners and develop their achievement, attitudes, interests, skills, multiple intelligences...etc. Accordingly, the main purpose of this study was to identify the effect of using Hendy's 4Cs Model on acquiring some vocational concepts and social skills for primary school learners in Mid- Egypt. Hendy's 4Cs Model is based on four learning theories; contextualism, connectivism, constructivism, and cognitivism. So it took its name (4Cs Model) to include 4 phases; contextualizing, connecting, constructiong, and cognitivising; with several roles of teacher and learners through each phase of the model. To investigate the main purpose of this study, tow research statistical hypotheses were set regarding two dependent variables; vocational concepts and social skills. Research treatment materials and instruments were developed and controlled to be administered with a random sample of primary fifth grade students in Beni-Suef city, Mid Egypt according to the quasi-experimental research design. The data were collected and analyzed using SPSS techniques, then interpreted and presented through the study. The results referred that Hendy's 4Cs model has an effect on acquiring vocational concepts and social skills for the study sample. Based on those results, some recommendations were presented at the end of this study.


Keywords


Hendy's 4Cs Model, vocational concepts, social skills, primary students' learning

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