Preferred - Actual learning environment "spaces" and earth science outcomes in Taiwan

Chun-Yen Chang, Chien Hua Hsiao, James P. Barufaldi

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摘要

This study examines the possibilities of differential impacts on students' earth science learning outcomes between different preferred - actual learning environment spaces by using a newly developed ESCLEI (Earth Science Classroom Learning Environment Instrument). The instrument emphasizes three simultaneously important classroom components: content, method, and assessment with both student-centered and teacher-centered scales embedded. Findings suggest that preferred - actual space (PASmatch) between posttreatment perceptions and pretreatment preferences accounted for a more substantial and statistically significant amount of learning outcomes in terms of students' attitudes toward the subject matter with greater than large effect size, concerning practical significance in the actual earth science classroom. These findings suggest that earth science instruction in the secondary schools should bridge the gap between students' preferred/perceived learning environment with the aim to enhance their learning outcomes.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)420-433
頁數14
期刊Science Education
90
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2006 五月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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