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ERIC Number: EJ919134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
A Study of Learning and Motivation in a New Media Enriched Environment for Middle School Science
Liu, Min; Horton, Lucas; Olmanson, Justin; Toprac, Paul
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n2 p249-265 Apr 2011
This study examines middle school students' learning and motivation as they engaged in a new media enriched problem-based learning (PBL) environment for middle school science. Using a mixed-method design with both quantitative and qualitative data, we investigated the effect of a new media environment on sixth graders' science learning, their motivation, and the relationship between students' motivation and their science learning. The analysis of the results showed that: Students significantly increased their science knowledge from pretest to posttest after using the PBL program, they were motivated and enjoyed the experience, and a significant positive relationship was found between students' motivation scores and their science knowledge posttest scores. Findings were discussed within the research framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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