The Effects of Puppet in Eduwebtv Programmes on Children’s National Language Speaking Skills


Loy Chee Luen, Goh Swee Choo, Nor Mashitah Mohd Radzi, Nordin Mamat, Wong Kung Teck, Wong Yu Hoi
Faculty of  Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia.
Mohd Mahzan Awang
Faculty of  Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


The objective of this study was to investigate the differences between children’s National language speaking skills in terms of words, phrases, and sentences between the treatment group and control group. The duration of this study was three weeks. Sixty four children from two classes of primary one, government school in Malaysia were selected as the respondents in this study. This study adopted the quasi-experimental research design with one treatment group and one control group of thirty children, respectively. The treatment group learned speaking skills through Puppet in EduWebTV Programmes, while the control group learned speaking skills without Puppet in EduWebTV Programmes. The findings of the study revealed that the learning of speaking skills through Puppet in EduWebTV Programmes is more effective in increasing the skills in words, phrases, and sentences than the learning without Puppet in EduWebTV Programmes. Learning National language speaking skills with Puppet in EduWebTV Programmes has given a positive impact based on the fact that the puppets need to be used to improve children’s speaking skills.