AN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF STUDENT-DIRECTED AND TEACHER-DIRECTED INQUIRY LEARNING ON CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, CRITICAL THINKING, AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

dc.contributor.authorBell, Stephanie
dc.date2021-06-30T22:16:38.000
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T14:27:20Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T14:27:20Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-15T00:00:00-07:00
dc.description.abstract<p>In this quasi-experimental study, a convenience sample was selected from eighth grade social studies students. There were 28 students who participated in the Student-Directed Inquiry group utilizing problem-based service learning, and 32 students in the Teacher-Directed Inquiry group.</p> <p>This study was designed to measure the extent of the effects of problem-based service learning (PBSL) as a Student-Directed Inquiry approach as compared to a Teacher-Directed Inquiry not utilizing problem-based service learning, on eighth graders’ motivation to apply creative problem solving and critical thinking, and as a measure of its impact on students’ sense of civic responsibility.</p> <p>Three research questions were examined. The first question was analyzed with a MANOVA to determine the effects of assignment to group on creative problem solving and critical thinking skills as measured by the CM3 II+. The five scales from the instrument included: Mental Focus, Learning Orientation, Creative Problem Solving, Cognitive Integrity, and Scholarly Rigor<em>. </em>The Teacher-Directed Inquiry group had significantly higher scores on two scales, Mental Focus (<em>M</em> = 32.06, <em>p</em> =.001), and Learning Orientation (<em>M </em>= 34.44, <em>p </em>= .007). The second research question was a posttest only design, and was analyzed with an ANOVA to determine the effects of assignment to group on students’ civic responsibility<em>. </em>No significant differences were found. The third research question sought to determine the degree and manner in which group assignment, and motivation to use creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, predicts students’ civic responsibility<em>. </em>A Multiple Regression was used to analyze these results<em>. </em>It was determined that the set of independent variables were able to predict the dependent variable (<em>F</em>(6, 53) = 4.392, <em>p</em> < .001).</p>
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Education (EdD)
dc.description.departmentEducation & Educational Psychology
dc.identifierrepository.wcsu.edu/educationdis/3
dc.identifier.urihttps://westcollections.wcsu.edu/handle/20.500.12945/127
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.subject.keywordteacher-directed inquiry
dc.subject.keywordstudent-directed inquiry
dc.subject.keywordcritical thinking
dc.subject.keywordcivic responsibility
dc.subject.keywordcreativity
dc.subject.keywordproblem-based service learning
dc.titleAN EXPLORATION OF THE EFFECTS OF STUDENT-DIRECTED AND TEACHER-DIRECTED INQUIRY LEARNING ON CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, CRITICAL THINKING, AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
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wcsu.oldurlhttps://repository.wcsu.edu/educationdis/3
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