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The Effect Of Participation In A Stone Laboratory Workshop (A Place-Based Environmental Education Program) On Student Affect Toward Science

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Title: The Effect Of Participation In A Stone Laboratory Workshop (A Place-Based Environmental Education Program) On Student Affect Toward Science
Creators: Malinowski, Jennifer; Fortner, Rosanne W.
Issue Date: 2010-04
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science, v110, n2 (April, 2010), 13-17.
Abstract: This case study measures how participation in a one-and-one-half-day place-based environmental education program (the F.T. Stone Laboratory student workshop) influences the affect component of attitudes (otherwise defined as “feelings”) toward science among sixth grade students. Prior to and following a Stone Laboratory workshop, students were surveyed regarding how they felt about science. Across the entire sample (n=90) there was a small but consistent positive change in student response on the written survey, suggesting that participation in the Stone Lab workshop has a positive influence on general affect toward science in the short-term. Analysis by defined subscales was also conducted, highlighting significant positive change for students on the General Science Feelings and Value of Science subscales. The effect is strongest among male participants in this group.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52774
ISSN: 0030-0950
Rights: Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
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