HomeThe Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergyvol. 3 no. 1 (2011)

Measuring Singaporean students’ perception of self-regulated and collaborative learning in the context of technology oriented education

Ching Sing Chai | James Foo | Narayananayar Vi

Discipline: Education



Given the current emphasis of self-directed and collaborative learning supported by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Singapore, it is necessary for researchers to construct or validate survey instruments to measure the related construct. This paper attempts to explore the factor structure of an instrument (SPOCK) created by Shell et al. (2005) and subsequently make use of the instrument to measure secondary and polytechnic students‟ perception of collaborative learning and self-directed learning in conjunction with other related construct. While the results reveal some cultural differences, the SPOCK survey seem to be an appropriate survey that could help researchers in obtaining valid and reliable measure of important constructs related to collaborative learning and self-directed learning for technical education.