Conference Paper LEARNING MOTIVATION ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE: Developing a Questionnaire for an Algorithm Learning Tool

アバンセニア, エイミー テレッサ スワン  ,  Avancena, Aimee Theresa S  ,  西原, 明法  ,  NISHIHARA, AKINORI

2016-06 , Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
This paper presents the development of a questionnaire that was used to assess the effects on learning motivation of an algorithm learning tool intended for high school computer science. The questionnaire was also designed to determine certain motivation components for learning introductory computer science topics, particularly, algorithms. It was conducted among the students of a specialized science and technology high school in Japan for whom the algorithm learning tool was designed. Based on the students’ response to the questionnaire, there was an increase in their motivation level after using the learning tool. Using factor analyses, four motivation components were extracted and the and the construct validity of the revised questionnaire was proven using confirmatory factor analysis. The relationship of the derived motivation components with the algorithm test performance of the students was also examined.

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