Science Learning Outcomes in Alignment with Learning Environment Preferences

Chun Yen Chang*, Chien Hua Hsiao, Yueh Hsia Chang

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This study investigated students' learning environment preferences and compared the relative effectiveness of instructional approaches on students' learning outcomes in achievement and attitude among 10th grade earth science classes in Taiwan. Data collection instruments include the Earth Science Classroom Learning Environment Inventory and Earth Science Learning Outcomes Inventory. The results showed that most students preferred learning in a classroom environment where student-centered and teacher-centered instructional approaches coexisted over a teacher-centered learning environment. A multivariate analysis of covariance also revealed that the STBIM students' cognitive achievement and attitude toward earth science were enhanced when the learning environment was congruent with their learning environment preference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Science Education and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


  • Achievement and attitude
  • Earth science
  • Learning environment
  • Learning outcomes
  • Secondary school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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