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Self Efficacy and Metacognition Learning Inventory- Science (SEMLI-S)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

30-item closed-ended questions

Scale:

5-point Likert scale (1 = never or almost never; 2 = sometimes; 3 = about half the time; 4 = frequently; 5 = always or almost always)

Publication Date:

Dec 02, 2010

Respondent:

465 students of forms two to seven (13–18 years of age)

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

1) I seek to connect what I learn from out-of-class science activities (e.g. field trips or science museum visits) with what happens in the science class. 2) I adjust my level of concentration to suit different science subjects.

Reliability:

Correlation Coefficient among the subscales ranged between. 29 to .58.

Validity:

An Item Factor Analysis on five constructs were calculated. a) constructive Connectivity- .84, b)monitoring-.84, c) Science Learning self-efficacy-.85, d) learning risk awareness-.77, e) control of concentration-.68.

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Thomas, G. P., Anderson, D., & Nashon, S. (2008). Development of an instrument designed to investigate elements of students’ metacognition, self-efficacy and learning processes: The SEMLI-S. International Journal of Science Education 30(13), 1701-1724.

Comments:

The tool is also available in Chinese.

Other Reference:
Thomas, G. P. (2013). Changing the Metacognitive Orientation of a Classroom Environment to Stimulate Metacognitive Reflection regarding the Nature of Physics Learning. International Journal of Science Education, 35(7) 1183-1207.
The study made use of SEMLI-S, however it does not report or analyze validity or reliability of the measure.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
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Contact

Gregory Thomas: Univ. of Alberta gthomas1@ualberta.ca David Anderson Univ. of British Columbia david.anderson@ubc.ca Samson Nashon Univ. of British Columbia samson.nashon@ubc.ca