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DEVELOPMENT OF MEANINGFUL LEARNING SCALE (MeLearn)

Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2020) DEVELOPMENT OF MEANINGFUL LEARNING SCALE (MeLearn). JOURNAL OF CRITICAL REVIEWS, 7 (9). pp. 2107-2117. ISSN ISSN- 2394-5125

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Abstract

In the 21 st century educational landscape, a meaningful learning environment is important. Meaningful learning encourages dynamic students’ involvement in learning. Nevertheless, the dearth of the scholarly literature of measurement for meaningful learning has been found. Hence, this study proposes to develop and validate a meaningful learning scale (MeLearn). The study conceptualized meaningful learning in five dimensions. An Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) is used to expose the appropriate items for MeLearn as well as validity and reliability. The current study chose the cross-sectional research design, while the data was collected from 289 university students, using a structured survey.This study finalized MeLearn to thirty-one (31) items yielding five (5) dimensions, i.e., cooperative learning (7 items), active learning (5 items), authentic learning (6 items), constructive learning (6 items) and intentional learning (7 items). The eigenvalues of the five dimensions of MeLearn fell within 1.17 and 12.21 with the total variance explained is 51.9 %. The reliability indexes ranged from 0.838 to 0.885. The rigorous development procedure and analysis of MeLearn have warranted that the scale is reliable and valid. The research provides insightful information about the dimensions and items of meaningful learning scale which can be interpreted more easily and meaningfully.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaningful Learning, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Authentic Learning, Constructive Learning, Intentional Learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2020 09:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87021

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