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ERIC Number: EJ803500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Assessing Understanding of the Learning Cycle: The ULC
Marek, Edmund A.; Maier, Steven J.; McCann, Florence
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v19 n4 p375-389 Aug 2008
An 18-item, multiple choice, 2-tiered instrument designed to measure understanding of the learning cycle (ULC) was developed and field-tested from the learning cycle test (LCT) of Odom and Settlage ("Journal of Science Teacher Education, 7", 123-142, 1996). All question sets of the LCT were modified to some degree and 5 new sets were added, resulting in the ULC. The ULC measures (a) understandings and misunderstandings of the learning cycle, (b) the learning cycle's association with Piaget's ("Biology and knowledge theory: An essay on the relations between organic regulations and cognitive processes", 1975) theory of mental functioning, and (c) applications of the learning cycle. The resulting ULC instrument was evaluated for internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha, yielding a coefficient of 0.791.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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