The development and learning effectiveness of a teaching module for the algal fuel cell: A renewable and sustainable battery

Li Ling Chao, Yu Der Wen, Pin Chen Chen, Chung Chi Lin, Shu Hua Lin, Chorng Jee Guo, Wei Lung Wang

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This study emphasizes student-centered learning principles in developing an algal fuel cell teaching module for a student environmental education program. Using the algal battery, one of the authors (a junior high school science teacher) conducted the teaching module in eight classes, with 67 elementary school students in grade 5, 64 junior high school students in grade 8, and 159 senior high school students in grade 10, respectively. Results from the pre- and post-achievement tests of the algal fiuel cell teaching module showed that the average score of elementary school, senior high school, and junior high school students increased by 23.73, 18.09, and 17.42 points, respectively, with a significant difference between post-andpretest scores (p<0.001). The gross average of student responses to the questionnaire was 4.04. The mean score for elementary school students significantly differed (p<0.01) from junior high and senior high school students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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