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ERIC Number: EJ1107161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Effect of Middle School Students' Motivation to Learn Technology on Their Attitudes toward Engineering
Kwon, Hyuksoo
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n9 p2281-2294 Sep 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of motivation to learn technology, as perceived by South Korean middle school students, on their attitudes toward engineering. Using the instruments of Glynn et al. (2011) and Lee (2008), the study focused on eighth and ninth grade students in four middle schools located in South Korea's larger cities. The study identified a positive correlation between middle school students' motivation to learn technology and their attitudes toward engineering. Also, the engineering interest was found to be mostly affected by motivation to learn technology; and the engineering curriculum and engineering consequence, by career motivation. Based on the educational implications of these study findings, this essay discusses the implementation of engineering in the middle school technology curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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