The Effect of Hilda Tapas model on the Acquisition of historical Concepts for Sixth graders in the Subiect of Social Studies


  • WASAN Abdullah Ahmed Alshlmma Nineveveh Education Directorate


Education models, Teaching methods, Cognitive concepts, Problem solving training, Thinking


The current research aims to identify “the effect of the Hilda Tapa model on the acquisition of historical concepts among sixth-grade students in social studies.” To achieve the goal of the research, the researcher developed a null hypothesis that was subjected to experimentation. The research sample intentionally consisted of (80) female students distributed into two groups of (40) One student for each group. The researcher rewarded these two groups on a number of variables. The researcher prepared a test for the acquisition of historical concepts, consisting of (44) items. The test’s reliability coefficient was calculated using the Cronbach’s alpha method, and the test’s reliability coefficient reached (0.81), which indicates the excellence of the test. With a high degree of stability according to the values of the two stability coefficients, When processing the data statistically, the researcher used statistical methods, including the t-test for two independent samples, to establish equality between the study groups, including the Kuder-Richard-Sohn 20 equation and the Chi-square test. The result of the research showed the following (there is no statistically significant difference between the average grades of the students of the experimental group studying social studies. By using the Hilda Tapa model and the average grades of the students in the control group who study the same subject in the traditional way of acquiring historical concepts. In light of the results of the research and to complement it, the researcher proposed conducting an experimental study similar to the current study in other stages and grades. And training teachers to use these educational models in teaching students because they are important in achieving educational goals in particular and educational goals in general. Introducing educational models, including the Hilda Tapa model, into the vocabulary of the subject of teaching methods taught in the College of Basic Education and male and female teachers’ institutes. And the necessity of using the Hilda model. Tapa in teaching social studies at all academic levels. And the possibility of applying the Hilda Tapa model with sixth-grade female students in various academic subjects. Depending on the conclusions and findings of the present research, the researcher suggested the same research can be conducted at the other classes, levels and training teachers for use thes educational models it and how to teach pupils because of its importance in achieveing pedagogical goals especially and educational goals in general.