Perception towards Pedagogical Agents and Their Effects on Self-regulated Learning and Performance in Physics among Form-4 Students

By Shafilla Subri and Mohd Firdaus Bin Md. Shah.

Published by The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

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The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions toward pedagogical agents and the effects of pedagogical agents on self-regulated learning (SRL) and performance. This study employed the 4 x 2 factorial research design, and the first factor was the method of instruction involving online lessons that offered four different types of agents. The second factor was student achievement based on the latest school assessment in physics. The independent variable was the types of agents chosen by the students, while the dependent variables were perceptions toward the agents, levels engagement based on SRL and performance in a physics test. The sample of this study consisted of 80 form-4 science students from a rural school. The study found that there were no significant differences in learning support, friendliness, and engagement support between the agents, and there were no significant differences in performance in physics by the types of pedagogical agents. For SRL, there were significant differences for the dimensions of organization and critical thinking by types of pedagogical agents, but there were no significant differences for rehearsal, elaboration, and meta-cognitive self-regulation.

Keywords: Self-regulated Learning, SRL, Pedagogical Agent, High School Physics

The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp.13-37. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 375.680KB).

Mrs Shafilla Subri

PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia

I'm as a full time doctorate student and lecturer at Faculty of Art & Design. My interest is in education technology, graphic & new media design.

Mohd Firdaus Bin Md. Shah

Assistant Director, Policy, Code and Standard, Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB), Malaysia

Mohd Firdaus Md Shah is currently the Assistant Director at Policy, Code, and Standard Division with the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB). AELB is the sole regulatory authority which is responsible to control the use of atomic energy in Malaysia. His areas of interest include human capital development on science, technology, and innovation, especially in ongoing education in the field of radiation protection and nuclear safety technology.