Learner Attributes and Technology-Enriched Environments Associated with Positive Climate Change Attitudes and Energy and Environmental Science Knowledge in Middle School Students

ID: 52989 Type: Full Paper: Research
  1. Gerald August Knezek, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Rhonda Christensen, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning, United States

Thursday, June 28 2:15-2:45 PM

Presider:
Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan

Pre-post data from 764 treatment and 553 comparison middle school students from nine US states were analyzed to examine STEM-related attitudes and dispositions aligning with climate change beliefs and intentions, and acquisition of energy and environmental science content knowledge. Findings were that at least seven non-cognitive variables contribute between eight and fifteen percent of the beliefs, intentions, and knowledge acquisitions of interest in this study, in linear combinations of subsets of the variables. Implications of these findings for promoting interest in STEM are discussed.

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