A Study of Developing an Attitude Scale Towards Authentic Learning Environments and Evaluation

Murat Çetinkaya

Abstract


The aim of the research is to improve a valid and reliable attributing scale which identifies authentic learning environments and evaluation attributes of the science teacher candidates. The study has been designed on the base of validity and reliability of the scale developed to evaluate the authentic learning environments. The research group is consisted of teacher candidates at education faculty of Ordu University (n=202). The study has been carried out by the teacher candidates being trained in 2nd and 3rd class of science, mathematics, and elementary teaching classrooms at education faculty. A descriptive factor analysis has been carried out to ensure the structural validity of the scale. The test of Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) and Bartlett has been implemented to check the reliability for the sampling size and factor analysis of the obtained data. In addition, an anti-image correlation matrix has been checked. The latest 20-item scale regulated according to the results of the analysis has been formed. The reliability coefficient (Cronbach Alpha) has been determined as 0.931. Confirmatory factor analysis has been applied to the scale which was determined as two factors. From the results of the analysis, it is expressed that the attitude scale created for the authentic learning and measurement is a valid and reliable.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i4.2887

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