Young people’s perceptions of themselves as learners and problem-solvers have been shown in numerous research studies to be key elements in their learning progress. This new edition of Myself As a Learner Scale (8-16 ) has been constructed to provide a readily available technique, which can be used by teachers, psychologists and researchers to gain access to this important aspect of learning development.
MALS is easy to administer, score Young people’s perceptions of themselves as learners and problem-solvers have been shown in numerous research studies to be key elements in their learning progress and interpret and can be used for gaining information on large cohorts of students or for more clinical purposes with individuals. It is a valid and reliable scale that can provide a valuable addition to any school’s assessment programme or educational psychologist’s repertoire of assessment techniques.
This second edition of the MALS has been completely updated. A much larger and more widespread data set for the purpose of establishing standardised norms has been analysed. Whilst the basic findings are not dissimilar to those obtained from the first standardisation sample, they give greater confidence that these norms are representative of the average scores to be expected across a wide age range and schools in a variety of locations.
Whilst MALS is straightforward to administer and score, the subsequent analysis of data obtained and interpretation of its possible significance is a much more complex process. This revised manual therefore provides more extensive information about ways of analysing MALS scores together with examples of possible research and clinical uses.
This edition also includes two questionnaires (one for Post 16) and two acetate scoring sheets.