Analysis of Learning Competencies of the SW and Science Learners: In the Context of an Online SW and Science Program for Advanced Secondary Learners
Wednesday, October 17 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 6
Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the learning competencies of the SW and Science learners. Six hundred nine (609) middle school students in Korea participated in this study. To measure students’ learning competency, total 32 items from Self-Directed Learning Competency Questionnaire (SDLCQ) and Korean Youth Competency Questionnaire (KYCQ) were administered using the institution LMS. The results are as follows: 1) By gender, the differences were not found in any learning competency factors; when analyzing gender differences in SW and Science groups separately, gender differences did not exist, either. 2) By school year, generally, 1st year students’ mean scores were higher than the others. However, there were no statistical significant mean differences in learning competency scores among all students’ school years. The analysis to examine differences by school year in each subject group found that there were statistically significant differences only in the SW group by school year; no significant differences were found in the Science group. 3) By enrolled subject group, in all factors, students who participated in Science courses showed higher scores than the SW learners. MANOVA result represented that the Science group students showed higher scores on ‘strategic learning skill’, ‘time management skill’, ‘attitude toward lesson’, ‘belief about learning value’, and ‘scientific competency’. The findings and implication will be discussed at the presentation.