Title

Integrating Basic Analytical Methods and Computer-interface Technology into an Environmental Science Water Quality Lab Improves Student Attitude

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Joseph M. Smoak

Kathleen Carvalho-Knighton

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Date Issued

2009-01-01

Date Available

2011-12-05

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate if integrating basic analytical methods and computer interface technology would result in a positive change in student attitude. Students' self-concept of science knowledge and skills (Capability), opinion towards science (Affect), and perceptions of the value of science (Value) were determined with attitudinal surveys administered in a pre/post test design. Three separate lab modification groups were compared based upon level of integration over three academic semesters. The main findings were student attitude toward science improved with more integration

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 4(4), 419-428.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Pamukkale Univ.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.