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ERIC Number: EJ840072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Effect of Instructional Strategy on Critical Thinking and Content Knowledge: Using Problem-Based Learning in the Secondary Classroom
Burris, Scott; Garton, Bryan L.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v48 n1 p106-116 2007
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on critical thinking ability and content knowledge among selected secondary agriculture students in Missouri. The study employed a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent comparison group design. The treatment consisted of two instructional strategies: problem-based learning and supervised study. The target population was identified as secondary agriculture students in Missouri. Twelve secondary agriculture teachers were selected based on criteria established by the researcher. Intact classrooms were randomly assigned to a level of the treatment. The resulting sample (n = 140) consisted of 77 students in the problem-based learning treatment group and 63 students in the supervised study treatment group. Analysis of covariance indicated a treatment effect on critical thinking ability and content knowledge. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri