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Journal of Innovations in Teaching and Learning. 2021, 1(1), 36-40
DOI: 10.12691/jitl-1-1-7
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Online Distance Learning (ODL) Storytelling: Improving Attention, Activity Level and Related Behavior of Autism Pupil

Michael E. Ecoben1,

1City Central School, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Pub. Date: March 21, 2021

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Michael E. Ecoben. Online Distance Learning (ODL) Storytelling: Improving Attention, Activity Level and Related Behavior of Autism Pupil. Journal of Innovations in Teaching and Learning. 2021; 1(1):36-40. doi: 10.12691/jitl-1-1-7


Several researches confirmed the cognitive importance of digital storytelling in supporting learning. The study aimed to observe the behavioral changes of autism pupils specifically their attention, activity and other related behaviors through online distance storytelling. The participant of the study belong to the Online Distance Learning (ODL) Grade 6 class of a local elementary school. Descriptive research designed was used. In gathering the data the teacher rated the pupil before and after the storytelling in terms of the behavior being observed. A standardized Behavior Checklist was used a research instrument. In over one month of session of online storytelling, the pupil's behavior improve in terms of focus, level of action, and related actions. Based on the findings, storytelling delivered through ODL positively affect the behavior of the pupil. The consequence of these examinations show that the use of storytelling as a teaching and learning method modifies the behavior of autism pupil. The results further indicated that when learner is exposed to storytelling even in the online platform, they are most likely to engage themselves in the learning process and practice reflective learning as he processes information on a deeper, more meaningful level. Furthermore, the participant displayed evidence of transformational learning in terms of attention, activity level and related behavior. Presently with the development and openness of interactive media devices, the act of narrating as an advising device with kids can be extended using innovation.

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