ERIC Number: EJ941481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Cognitive and Attitudinal Predictors Related to Line Graphing Achievement among Elementary Pre-Service Teachers
Szyjka, Sebastian; Mumba, Frackson; Wise, Kevin C.
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v22 n7 p563-578 Nov 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which six cognitive and attitudinal variables predicted pre-service elementary teachers' (N = 87) performance on line graphing. Predictors included reading comprehension and mathematics scores, logical thinking performance scores, as well as measures of attitudes toward science, mathematics and graphing. Results indicated that mathematical and logical thinking ability were the most significant predictors of line graph performance among the other variables, accounting for 41% of the total variability. Findings from this study suggest that elementary science education programs augment instruction to include aspects of mathematics and logical thinking.
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Reading Comprehension, Logical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Predictor Variables, Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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