A CASE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A TEACHING METHOD

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a teaching method on academic achievement in life science and on students' use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies by grade eight students at Bangkok Christian International School.

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A CASE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A TEACHING METHOD ON STUDENTS' ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN LIFE SCIENCE AND THE USE OF SELF-REGULATED LEARNING STRATEGIESDiana K. HoldenGraduate School of Education, Assumption University of ThailandAbstract. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a teaching method on academic achievement in life science and on students' use of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies by grade eight students at Bangkok Christian International School. The method of teaching was adapted from Zimmerman's cyclic model of self-regulated learning. Strategies for promoting students' self-regulated learning strategies were identified through the literature review and applied into the study group: meta-cognitive strategies such as planning, monitoring, and regulating, and resource management strategies such as time management and study environment management. One sample and paired sample t-tests were used to analyze the effects of the teaching method on students' academic achievement in Life Science and use of self-regulated learning strategies respectively. The results of the study and recommendations to incorporate SRL more into traditional classrooms are discussed. Keywords. Academic achievement, Life science, self-regulated learning strategies.IntroductionThe attainment of educational goals, whether it be getting good test scores, academic attendance or motivation for learning, is not exclusively under the control of teachers and schoo

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