ADDIE MODEL APPLICATION IN THE EARLY LITERATURE MODULE (LIT-A MODUL) DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD (1 - 10)
Keywords:ADDIE model, early literacy, early childhood
This article describes the ADDIE model application in the development of Early Literacy Module (Lit-A Module) for early childhood. Lit-A Module developed to provide early exposure to children's early literacy skills such as language and communication; consept about print and print environment; phonemic and phonetic; reading and understanding of the narrative; and early writing. This study is a mix of research (qualitative and quantitative) applied in the ADDIE model of instructional design, ie (i) Analysis; (ii) Design; (iii) Development; (iv) Implementation; and (v) Evaluation. The sample consisted of 4 external assessors, 3 teachers and 30 children aged 2+, 3+ and 4+ years. The findings indicate Lit-A Module has high content validity, as implemented for children, and effectively improves the early literacy skills of children. Thus, Lit-A Module can be used by parents or educators to improve the early literacy skills of children, and in turn support the curriculum of early childhood education existing in Malaysia.