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ERIC Number: EJ854262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Investigating the Smart Science Learning Experience amongst Malaysian Students
Tek, Ong Eng; Ruthven, Kenneth
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v27 n1 p87-116 2004
1999 marks an important milestone when the Malaysian Ministry of Education launched its 3-year pilot Smart Schools Initiative in 87 schools across the country. This study aims to compare the differential perceptions on science learning experience between a group of 383 Form 3 (Year 9 equivalent in the UK) students in two Smart schools and a group of 381 Form 3 students in two Mainstream schools. The perceptions were gauged and compared using the authors-developed Smart Science Learning Experience Inventory or SSLEI (Ong & Ruthven, 2003). SSLEI has two versions: original full-scale SSLEI which measures the overall perceptions of smart science learning experience, and psychometrically revised SSLEI that comprises eight subscales, namely (1) Information and Communication Technology, (2) Supported Learning, (3) Science Process Skills, (4) Constructivist Practice, (5) Self-Determined Learning, (6) Learning Preference, (7) Active Thinking, and (8) Values Inculcation. This article reports the findings of three-way 2 x 2 x 3 (group x gender x class level) multivariate analysis of variance performed on the data from students' self-reports as measured in the revised SSLEI. (Contains 4 figures and 5 tables.)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia