Volume 12 No 1 (2020): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Effect of the API Program on the Scientific Inquiry of students in regular basic education in Lima


Edith Palacios-Bernuy, Yolvi Ocaña-Fernández, Luis Alex Valenzuela-Fernández

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V12I1.201019

Keywords: scientific inquiry, scientific method, critical thinking, scientific thinking


Abstract

The need to train highly qualified professionals to serve the country is a pressing reality in the Peruvian case. The reason for such lack is the absence of adequate methodologies that promote the consolidation of investigative capacities from the school. For this reason, this research shows the benefits of applying a novel program (API) that enables students to develop research capabilities. A series of ten sessions with experimental and control groups was carried out in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the method to 46 high school students from an educational institution in Lima. For the estimates, two validated and reliable rubrics (Scientific inquiry and Level of development in the inquiry) were prepared (Cronbach's Alpha =, 799). The results were estimated by t-student (p <.005), therefore it is concluded that the developed method is effective in the development of scientific inquiry capacity.

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