Interest development and the 5E model
Nilsen, John Eric
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This action research project investigated the effectiveness of the 5E model at increasing student interest in the study of electromagnetic induction, and examined factors thought to be associated with interest development. Using lesson-specific surveys, as well as pre and post-treatment surveys and assessments, the 5E model was shown to be effective at increasing students' situational and personal interest. The factors of enjoyment and meaningfulness most strongly correlated with students' perceptions of interest. Current theories of interest development were supported, but more robust and rigorous research is still needed.