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ERIC Number: EJ1045891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Development of an Instrument for Assessing Senior High School Students' Preferred and Perceived Laboratory Classroom Environment
Hsiao, Chien-Hua; Wu, Ying-Tien; Lin, Chung-Yen; Wong, Terrence William; Fu, Hsieh-Hai; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Chang, Chung-Yen
Learning Environments Research, v17 n3 p389-399 Oct 2014
This study aimed to develop an instrument, named the inquiry-based laboratory classroom environment instrument (ILEI), for assessing senior high-school science students' preferred and perceived laboratory environment. A total of 262 second-year students, from a senior-high school in Taiwan, were recruited for this study. Four stages were included in the development of the ILEI: (1) item formulation, (2) content validation, (3) construct validation and (4) reliability calculation. The study revealed that the ILEI was valid and reliable. Most students showed a preference for a student-directed and teacher-guided hybrid learning environment. The development of the ILEI is likely to help researchers and teachers to more effectively understand student views of the laboratory classroom environment. Our profound hope is to utilise ILEI to improve teachers' assessment and students' learning in inquiry-based laboratory classroom environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan