ERIC Number: EJ1080656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
"You Think for Me, so I Don't Have To." The Effect of a Technology-Enhanced, Inquiry Learning Environment on Student Learning in 11th-Grade United States History
Friedman, Adam M.; Heafner, Tina L.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v7 n3 p199-216 2007
In a study investigating the effects of student engagement in inquiry learning through the development of Web sites, nearly every student reported having enjoyed the project, and the majority scored an A or B for their project grade. However, neither enjoyment nor high achievement on this performance task necessarily translated into high scores on the unit test. Therefore, this paper explores why success in a technology rich inquiry environment did not translate to measurable changes in student learning. Results demonstrated that students were not accustomed to this type of pedagogy and that the assessment did not match the task.
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, United States History, History Instruction, Learner Engagement, Inquiry, Web Sites, Grades (Scholastic), High Achievement, Scores, Units of Study, Tests, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Teaching Styles, Participant Observation, Social Studies, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11
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