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ERIC Number: EJ884411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Differences between Boys and Girls in Extracurricular Learning Settings
Batz, Katrin; Wittler, Sebastian; Wilde, Matthias
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v5 n1 p51-64 Jan 2010
Only few psychological differences between the sexes can be proven empirically. Presented here is a study about learning in the extracurricular environment of a zoological garden during a school excursion with particular regard to the differences between boys and girls. In the main focus are, hereby, motivational and cognitive levels of the aforementioned learning situation. A pre/post-test design was conducted with 223 fifth graders of the highest stratification level (Gymnasium). Girls showed a higher degree of intrinsic motivation and also had statistically significant more knowledge gain in the subscale of open-ended knowledge-items. The results are discussed within the framework of the Contextual Model of Learning. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany