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ERIC Number: ED457992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Children's Perceptions of Their Own Learning.
Seng, SeokHoon
This exploratory study examined the perceptions of learning held by 259 children in a primary school in Singapore. Their perceptions were compared with those of a sample of 26 teachers and parents. Based on data collected using a rating scale and a metaphor task, various perceptions of learning were identified. Findings indicated that over 70 percent of students had a positive attitude toward learning in schools. More boys than girls agreed that schools gave them valuable knowledge and skills for their futures and that they liked their schoolmates. Girls liked being in school more than boys and more girls liked most of their teachers. All students agreed that they are responsible for their own learning. Parents and teachers were given a metaphor task in which they were asked to select a picture best describing a good learning situation and to write about the picture. Half the adults selected a picture depicting a teacher-centered learning process. Nine adults selected a picture depicting an individual learning process. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore