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ERIC Number: EJ975543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
Developing Positive Attitude towards Science and Mathematics through Motivational Classroom Experiences
Rukavina, Sanja; Zuvic-Butorac, Marta; Ledic, Jasminka; Milotic, Branka; Jurdana-Sepic, Rajka
Science Education International, v23 n1 p6-19 Mar 2012
This paper presents results of a survey among school children aged 10 to 14 years, who participated in science or mathematics workshops. It particularly relates to their interest and motivation determined immediately after the workshop had finished. A total of 70 workshops were held in elementary schools of Rijeka, Croatia, involving the participation of 1240 students aged from 10 to 14 years. The workshops were designed in order to encourage active engagement in class work and a deeper approach to learning stemming from meaningful involvement in a real problem related to everyday life. The results of the survey on student's attitudes towards science and mathematics after the workshop indicated that students accept this type of lesson eagerly, they value demonstrations, applications and practical, hands-on experimentation, and that after this type of classroom activity they express positive attitude towards science and mathematics. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia