THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INQUIRY BASED SCIENCE EDUCATION IN RELATION TO THE LEARNERS´ MOTIVATION TYPES

TitleTHE EFFECTIVENESS OF INQUIRY BASED SCIENCE EDUCATION IN RELATION TO THE LEARNERS´ MOTIVATION TYPES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsŠkoda, J, Doulík, P, Bílek, M, Šimonová, I
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume14
Issue6
Start Page791–803
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedDecember/2015
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1192283
Keywordseducational practice, inquiry-based science education, learners’ motivation types, quantitative research, testing
Abstract

The study presents the results of the quantitative research focusing on the effectiveness of the inquiry based science education (IBSE) in correlation to motivation types of learners. Reflecting the fact that the learning results are impacted by the inner motivation, the main aim of the research was to find out whether there are differences in IBSE effectiveness in four motivation types - explorers, directors, coordinators, and accurators.
The IBSE approach was applied for the period of five months to 395 fifteen-year-old learners of Czech lower secondary schools. The IBSE effectiveness was tested before the instruction (pre-test), immediately after it (post-test1) and four months later (post-test2). The results of four motivation types were compared. Directors reached the best results in post-test1; explorers in post-test2; accurators´ results were the worst of all. These findings show that the IBSE cannot be applied as a universal method; teachers should adjust its exploitation to learners’ individual particularities.

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