Effects of Application of Independant Research-Based Assignments on Students’ Results

Zenel Sina

Abstract


This article is based on the applications of inqury-based learning techniques in a private grade school. Effects of inqury-based learning (aka IBL) have been observed and quantified during this experiement. Ammeloriation of the learning environment, adoptation of diverse learning techniques as well as increase of student responsibilities in the learning process, all result in an overall increased student motivation, as well as increased grades in tests. Parents feel the difference in their children’s attitute and behaviour, and are inclined to get actively involved in IBL activities.From the meta-analysis of the systematic data, it was concluded that the most effective elements in motivating students and increasing learning outcomes, were level of taking responsibility, the atmosphere of presenting the homework, and the individual skills in active and authentic learning. Application of IBL in this research shows a change in managment of student behaviour, by reducing the number of rules and alternating some of the rules as per students suggestions. Also, it is observed a reduced level of disciplinary measures compared to the average disciplinary actions per class, and the disciplinary actions taken before this experiment.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n3p419


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