ERIC Number: EJ1087654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Impact of Culture- and Language-Influenced Physics on Science Attitude Enhancement
Morales, Marie Paz E.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v25 n1 p34-49 Feb 2016
"Culture," a set of principles that trace and familiarize human beings within their existential realities, may provide an invisible lens through which reality could be discerned. Critically explored in this study is how culture- and language-sensitive curriculum materials in physics improve Pangasinan learners' attitude toward science. Their cultural preference or profile defined their cultural dimensions, epistemological beliefs, and views on integration of culture and language in the teaching and learning processes. The culture- and language-influenced curriculum materials in physics were heavily influenced by Pangasinan learners' cultural preference or profile. Results of the experimental participants' pretest and posttest on science attitude measure, when compared, showed significant statistical difference. Assessment of science attitude enhancement favored the experimental group over the control group. Qualitative data gathered from postimplementation interviews, focus group discussions, and journal log entries indicated the same trend in favor of the experimental participants. The study yielded that culture and language integration in the teaching and learning processes of physics concepts allowed students to develop positive attitude to science, their culture, and native language.
Descriptors: Science and Society, Cultural Influences, Physics, Scientific Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Science Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Epistemology, Beliefs, Preferences, Profiles, Experiments, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Significance, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Interviews, Journal Writing, Learning Processes, Scientific Concepts, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines