Basic Research on Multisensory Methods for Teaching Onomatopoeia to the Hearing-impaired - Broadening the Experience of Sound

Miki Namatame, Fusako Kusunoki, Shigenori Inagaki

Abstract

It is difficult for hearing-impaired individuals to learn animal sounds and the onomatopoeia that depict them because they have limited or no access to auditory information. To attempt to solve this problem, the author designed a science lesson to help hearing-impaired students learn cicada songs. This lesson used multiple media including text, images, sounds, sound waveforms, onomatopoeia and vibrations to stimulate the senses of sight, hearing and touch. An experiment was conducted on 26 hearing-impaired students, who were split into two groups. One of the groups was provided with vibrations as part of the lesson and the other was not. Pre- and post-tests on the names of cicadas and their songs and a lesson evaluation survey were conducted to assess the lesson’s effectiveness. Although results showed no significant difference in learning between the two groups, students who were able to discriminate among the different vibrations reported that they found the lesson enjoyable and that it was a useful way to learn science.

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Namatame M., Kusunoki F. and Inagaki S. (2018). Basic Research on Multisensory Methods for Teaching Onomatopoeia to the Hearing-impaired - Broadening the Experience of Sound.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 22-27. DOI: 10.5220/0006665800220027


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu18,
author={Miki Namatame and Fusako Kusunoki and Shigenori Inagaki},
title={Basic Research on Multisensory Methods for Teaching Onomatopoeia to the Hearing-impaired - Broadening the Experience of Sound},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2018},
pages={22-27},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006665800220027},
isbn={978-989-758-291-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Basic Research on Multisensory Methods for Teaching Onomatopoeia to the Hearing-impaired - Broadening the Experience of Sound
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
AU - Namatame M.
AU - Kusunoki F.
AU - Inagaki S.
PY - 2018
SP - 22
EP - 27
DO - 10.5220/0006665800220027