A number of studies have indicated that the learning environments in laboratories correlate with student learning outcomes of science significantly. Adapting the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI), the first purpose of this study is to develop a Chinese version of SLEI for supporting researches in science education in Chinese communities. This study also intends to probe students’ perceptions of science laboratory learning environments in Hong Kong junior secondary schools. We will investigate whether the learning environment in laboratory favors the investigative approach advocated in official curriculum documents as well. Problems of science lessons will be identified and the teachers could hence take appropriate actions to improve the learning environment which may ultimately lead to better learning outcomes.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
CitationKwok, P.-W., & Chan, M.-T. (2005, April). Science laboratory learning environments in Hong Kong junior secondary schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Demography and Democracy in the Era of Accountability, Montréal, Quebec.
- Secondary Education
- Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning