UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Name of Author: 
Putra Abd. Rahman Bin Ibrahim
Institute: 
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Year of completion: 
2009
Country: 
Malaysia
Country of Research Data: 
Malaysia
Language: 
Malay
Abstract: 

The readiness of visual art students towards using Adobe Photoshop software

in learning Graphic design in secondary school is a survey research involving

four schools in Kota Setar district. The main purpose of this research is to

observe student’s readiness and in relation to demography and school

infrastructure influences, in using the Adobe Photoshop software in graphic

design learning in secondary schools. About 375 of form four art students

were involved as research samples. Research data was obtained from

questionnaires. Respondents admitted that using the software in making

graphic design artworks has helped students in terms of increasing and

enhancing their understanding, creativity and self motivation in graphic design

learning. The result of the research shows that there is really a significant

difference between the teaching and learning using Adobe Photoshop

software and the teaching and learning in a conventional way. It has also

shown that there is no readiness among the students towards the teaching

and learning graphic computer using the software. The finding implication

suggested that the authorities and policy makers to take actions towards

implementation of Adobe Photoshop software in the Malaysia secondary

schools in learning graphic design artworks.

 

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