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ERIC Number: EJ1149944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2301-251X
Using Inquiry-Based Interventions to Improve Secondary Students' Interest in Science and Technology
Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim; Sy, Ousmane
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v5 n3 p262-270 2017
Nine secondary school teachers participated in a five day training program where they developed inquiry-based pedagogical interventions for their science classes. Student interest and self-concept in school science and technology were measured before and after the interventions. Increases in interest and self-concept were compared with the results obtained from control groups. Results show a significant increase interest of moderate magnitude compared with the control condition, but no effect on self-concept. Our interpretation supports the use of inquiry based interventions for science classes but also presents some of the challenges faced when developing them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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