High Scope Project Evaluationthe Impact of Congruency Between Preferred and Actual Learning Environments on Tenth Graders’ Science Literacy

Abstract

This study explored how the congruency between preferred and actual learning environment (PLE & ALE) impacted on students’ scientific literacy in the innovative Sci-Tech Mind and Humane Heart (STMHH) curricula as part of the High Scope Project sponsored by the National Science Council of Taiwan. A pre-/post-treatment experiment was conducted with 34 tenth graders. We divided the students into two groups of “preferred alignment with actual learning environment” (PAA) and “preferred discordant with actual learning environment” (PDA) according to their scores from the PLE and ALE questionnaires. The results of this study revealed that most of the students in this study preferred learning in a classroom environment where student-centered and teacher-centered instructional approaches coexisted. Furthermore, the ANCOVA analysis showed that students in the PAA group had better learning performance over those in the PDA group with marginal statistical significance.



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Chung-Yen Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Chun-Yen Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Ting-Kuang Yeh, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Yu-Lin Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACE2016
Stream: Primary and secondary education

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