ERIC Number: EJ887197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Student-Centred Anti-Smoking Education: Comparing a Classroom-Based and an Out-of-School Setting
Geier, Christine S.; Bogner, Franz X.
Learning Environments Research, v13 n2 p147-157 Jul 2010
The present study monitored a student-centred educational anti-smoking intervention with fifth graders by focusing on their cognitive achievement and intrinsic motivation. In order to assess the potential influence of the setting on self-directed learning, the intervention was conducted in two different learning environments: a classroom-based group in class at school; and an out-of-school group in an outreach setting at a youth camp. A control group didn't experience any specific intervention. Outcomes were assessed with an achievement test and the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory. Although in both learning settings similar cognitive levels were achieved, the out-of-school group showed a larger decrease in cognitive achievement and lower intrinsic motivation scores for interest and perceived choice. This empirical study adds new evidence to student-centred learning schemes in different learning environments, especially in an interdisciplinary context.
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Smoking, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Achievement Tests, Grade 5, Comparative Analysis, Independent Study, Educational Environment, Scores, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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