THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNING MEDIA TO ENHANCE COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN USING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES IN THE NORTHEAST PROVINCES

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Nisarat Issaramanorose

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     The objectives of this research were to study of the development of Learning Media to Enhance Cognitive development for young children using local knowledge in child development centres in the northeast provinces. From the survey research found that barriers to devise instructional media that promote cognitive development for young children in child development centres were 1) materials easily break 2) lack of knowledge and understanding using local knowledge 3) materials do not attract children’s interest and 4) do not understand the process of activities that promote cognitive development for children using local knowledge respectively. So that the researchers produce a set of learning media and evaluate that constructed media. 21 sample were selected from master of early childhood education, School administrators and Caregivers in the northeast provinces.

     The data collection was focus group discussion. The research instrument consisted of 1) Guidelines to promote the cognitive development of young children using local knowledge 2) Learning media to enhance cognitive development for young children using local knowledge include that Set 1 Clay sculpture (Pottery), Set 2 Through culture with basketry (Wicker) and Set 3 Fabric patterns (Thai Silk) and 3) Assessment of Learning media to enhance cognitive development for young children using local knowledge in child development centres in the northeast provinces.

The results showed that

     1. The learning materials that promote the cognitive was at very good level which can range in order as Set 3 Fabric patterns, Set 2 Through culture with basketry and Set 1 Clay sculpture was at good level respectively.

     2. The constructed learning media was at very good level which can range in order as Set 3 Fabric patterns, Set 2 Through culture with basketry and Set 1 Clay sculpture respectively.

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