Promoting students’ science literacy skills through a simulation of international negotiations: The GlobalEd 2 Project

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Abstract

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional design approach for promoting student learning in context-rich settings. GlobalEd 2 (GE2) is PBL intervention that combines face-to-face and online environments into a 12-week simulation of international negotiations of science delegates on global science issues. Although GE2 focuses on science, it is implemented in a social studies classroom. This manuscript describes the GE2 environment and evaluates its impact on middle school students’ scientific literacy compared to a comparison group receiving normal educational practice. Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) analyses on GE2 and comparison groups demonstrates the significant positive impact of GE2 on two measures of scientific literacy (Socio-scientific Literacy and Scientific Inquiry), among middle-grade students from two states. Implications regarding instructional practice and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Volume78
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • General Psychology

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