ERIC Number: ED199063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Two Methods of Teaching Abstract Topics in High School Chemistry.
Kletzly, Nellie E.
This master's thesis reports results of a study that: (1) developed, used, and validated a classification instrument of Piagetian developmental levels of high school science students (N=16); (2) determined the effects of traditional and Piagetian-based instruction of two formal topics, the mole concept and atomic theory, on students not classified by development level; and (3) determined the effects of traditional and Piagetian-based instruction on the topic of atomic theory on the achievement of students at three different Piagetian developmental levels as determined by the instrument. Findings validate the classification instrument, support Piagetian-based instruction as a more effective method of instruction for both atomic theory and mole concepts, and support both methods of instruction for formal operational students in presenting atomic theory concepts. (CS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean); Science Education Research
Note: M.A. Dissertation, Sam Houston State University. Contains light and broken type. Appendices marginally legible.