ERIC Number: ED477305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Effect of Using Concept Maps as Study Tools on Achievement in Chemistry.
BouJaoude, Saouma; Attieh, May
This paper explores the effect of using concept maps as study tools on achievement in chemistry. Tenth grade students engaged in building concept maps as homework to investigate the correlation between their mastery of concept mapping skills and their achievement in chemistry, and gender differences in using concept mapping as a homework tool. This study provides some insight into the use of concept mapping as a homework tool and provides significant results concerning its different effects on different sex groups where females achieved higher scores than males on chemistry tests, especially on questions at the knowledge and comprehension levels. The results also show that concept mapping helped low achievers achieve higher in chemistry. Students exhibited positive attitudes toward using concept maps in chemistry. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Philadelphia, PA, March 23-26, 2003).