A multilevel investigation into the effects of the philosophical community of inquiry on 6th grade students' reading comprehension, interest in maths, self-esteem, pro-social behaviours and emotional well-being

Youssef, Chadi (2014) A multilevel investigation into the effects of the philosophical community of inquiry on 6th grade students' reading comprehension, interest in maths, self-esteem, pro-social behaviours and emotional well-being. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This investigation measured the effects of a one year participation in an Australian Philosophical Community of Inquiry program on 280 sixth grade students' reading comprehension, interest in maths, self-esteem, social behaviours, and emotional well-being. A multilevel model for change was used to detect differences in the response variables, between a quasi-experimental group and comparison group. Results showed that, for participants, reading comprehension significantly increased while interest in maths decreased. No differences between the groups were found for pro-social behaviour and emotional well-being. Self esteem, however, declined for participants while nonparticipants' self esteem increased.

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ID Code: 67442
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Campbell, Marilyn & Tangen, Donna
Keywords: philosophical community of inquiry, intervention, implementation, fidelity, reading comprehension, interest in mathematics, self esteem, prosocial behaviour, emotional well being, multilevel modelling
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2014 02:13
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 22:30

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