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ERIC Number: ED465508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 13
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Did They Learn and Interact Equally? A Study of Learning Opportunities in a Small Group from the Perspectives of Behavioral and Cognitive Engagement.
Huang, Jin-Ju
Based on concern for the equality of learning opportunities in laboratory work, this study aims to explore the meanings of learning opportunities from a theoretical literature review, and to investigate the distributions of learning opportunities from practical laboratory instruction. Considering both the nature of science activities and the psychological characteristics of students in Taiwan, the study discussed the meaning of learning opportunities from the perspectives of behavioral and cognitive engagement. The subjects of the study were junior high school laboratory students in Taiwan. The study methods included both quantitative and qualitative approaches, which were expected to obtain a thorough understanding of the issue of learning opportunities. During the interactions of students in the junior high school laboratory, students of higher status in class tended to hold better and more opportunities to learn, and were able to take advantage of learning resources in a more active way. On the other hand, students of lower status in class tended to take learning opportunities in a more passive way in processing higher level thinking and even tended to avoid learning resources. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/MVL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan