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The effects of Environment-based Education on Students’ Achievement Motivation and The Effect of Environment-based Education on Student’ Critical Thinking Skills and Disposition Toward Critical Thinking

Athman, Julies & Monroe, Martha. (2004). Journal of Interpretation Research, 9(1): 9-25.

Research Scope

400 students in grades 9 & 12 in 11 Florida high schools

Research Design

This research focused on the effects of environment based learning on students’ motivation and critical thinking skills. In addition to conducting interviews with select students, they looked at student performance on three norm-referenced tests, including:

Summary of Findings

Controlling for GPA, gender and ethnicity, EIC programs significantly raised scores on all three tests. They also found that