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Title: Conceptualization, development and validation of an instrument to measure learners’ perceptions of their active learning strategies within an active learning context
Authors: Shroff, RH 
Ting, FST 
Lam, WH
Cecot, T
Yang, J
Chan, LK
Issue Date: Feb-2021
Source: International journal of educational methodology, Feb. 2021, v. 7, no. 1, p. 201-223
Abstract: This study describes the development and validation of a psychometrically-sound instrument, the Active Learning Strategies Inventory (ALSI), designed to measure learners’ perceptions of their active learning strategies within an active learning context. Active learning encompasses a broad range of pedagogical practices and instructional methods that connect with an individual learner's active learning strategies. In order to fulfill the study's goals, a conceptual framework on learners’ active learning strategies was developed and proposed, drawing upon the research literature on active learning. The development and construct validation of the Active Learning Strategies Inventory (ALSI), based on the conceptual and methodological underpinnings, involved identifying five scales of learners’ active learning strategies: engagement, cognitive processing, orientation to learning, readiness to learn and motivational orientation. An item pool of 20 items was generated following an extensive review of the literature, standardized card sorting procedures including confirmatory factor analysis and scale validation of a pilot (n = 407) survey. The ALSI scale demonstrated strong internal consistency and reliability with a Cronbach's alpha ranging from 0.81 to 0.87. High item loading scores from the factor analysis provided initial support for the instrument's construct validity of the five-factor model. The ALSI scale provides a reliable and valid method for researchers and academicians who wish to measure learners' perceptions of their active learning strategies within an active learning context. Finally, we discuss the implications and address the limitations and directions for future research.
Keywords: Active learning
Instrument development
Engagement
Cognitive processing
Orientation to learning
Publisher: TAY Publications
Journal: International journal of educational methodology 
EISSN: 2469-9632
DOI: 10.12973/ijem.7.1.201
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Open Access - This article is under the CC BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Shroff, R. H., Ting, F. S. T., Lam, W. H., Cecot, T., Yang, J., & Chan, L. K. (2021). Conceptualization, development and validation of an instrument to measure learners’ perceptions of their active learning strategies within an active learning context. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 7(1), 201-223 is available at https://doi.org/10.12973/ijem.7.1.201
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