Do students' thinking styles predict students' motivation and performance in project learning?
This study explored the relationship between studentsthinking styles and studentsmotivation, skill acquisition and performance in project learning. Two hundred Form Two students responded to Sternberg Thinking Styles Inventory and Hayamizu Stepping Motivation scale and questions related to skill acquisition in the project. Studentsachievement scores in the project were also obtained. Correlation and regression analyses partially supported the predictions that students with legislative, judicial and external styles, versus internal and executive styles are more motivated, have acquired more skills and better performed in the project learning. Contrary to the prediction, executive students reported higher scores in all these variables. Implications of results on teaching and learning were discussed.
Do studentsthinking styles predict studentsmotivation and Performance in project learning? Individual Differences in Learning Outcomes
It is not uncommon to find that children with similar abilities have quite different
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:project method in teaching
Date of Publication:01/01/2004