EFFECTS OF PROJECT-BASED ACTIVITIES IN DEVELOPING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ENERGY LITERACY

TitleEFFECTS OF PROJECT-BASED ACTIVITIES IN DEVELOPING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ENERGY LITERACY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLin, K-Y, Lu, S-C
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume17
Issue5
Start Page867-877
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsenergy literacy, project-based activity, senior high school students, solar-powered insect trap
Abstract

Energy literacy is a key factor in ensuring the protection of the natural environment. Numerous studies on energy literacy have demonstrated the development of instructional methods to promote the willingness to save energy as a critical research subject. Through a project-based activity, this research explored how hands-on activities improve the energy literacy of students. A quasi-experimental design was adopted, namely a pre-test and post-test nonequivalent control group design. In total, 77 senior high school students participated in a 6-week teaching experiment. A single-factor analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and multiple regression analyses were employed to analyze the collected data. The main findings were as follows: (1) Project-based hands-on activities helped improve the energy literacy of senior high school students; however, the effect was not statistically significant in both experimental and control groups. (2) The key factor influencing the energy conservation behavior of senior high school students was energy-related attitudes following the project-based learning process.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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