ERIC Number: ED418858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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The Effects of an Inquiry-Based Instructional Method on Earth Science Students' Achievement.
Chang, Chun-Yen; Mao, Song-Ling
This study examined the effects of an inquiry-based instructional method on secondary school students' achievement in earth science. Students (N=232) were treated as two experimental groups, one receiving 2 weeks of the inquiry-based instruction while the control group received the traditional lecture-type instruction. Data were analyzed employing an analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) on posttest scores with a pretest as the covariate. The results indicated that students who were taught using the inquiry-based instructional method scored significantly higher than those who were taught with the traditional lecturing approach. In addition, a significant improvement in the achievement test at the comprehensive- and integrated-level test items was accomplished. Contains 31 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (71st, San Diego, CA, April 19-22, 1998).