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ERIC Number: ED527688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
An Effective Model to Increase Student Attitude and Achievement: Narrative Including Analogies
Akkuzu, Nalan; Akcay, Husamettin
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 5 p612-623 2011
This study describes the analogical models and narratives used to introduce and teach Grade 9 chemical covalent compounds which are relatively abstract and difficult for students. We explained each model's development during the lessons and analyzed understanding students derived from these learning materials. In this context, achievement, chemistry attitude scales and semi-structured interviews were used to analyze the effectiveness of these new learning material based on narratives and models. The lesson and data were subject to independent which analyzes the following outcomes obtained: We planned to use the students' pre-knowledge wherever possible, responded the questions with narratives and extended and enriched analogies. We discussed where each analogy broke down but did not cause misconceptions. The data were drawn for two Grade 9 randomly selected as pre- and post- lesson interviews, CCAT (covalent compounds' achievement test) and CAS (chemistry attitude scale). This experimental research was conducted in the first term of 2009-2010 educational years. The EG (experimental group) was instructed through model and narrative including analogies based method with using sheets, whereas the CG (control group) was utilized by traditional teacher-centered method. The study carried out on 60 high school students in Izmir, Turkey. The differences of CG and EG tests were outlined. According to statistical analyzes of data, there was a significant difference between pre- and post- tests (p less than 0.05) of EG and CG. The results showed that EG was more successful than CG. Consequently, it was determined that students' interests and attentions may easily attract with using model and analogy assisted by a narrative. Finally, it can be said that models, analogies and narratives are great ways to illustrate teaching, training and science lessons having abstract and complex characters. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attitude Scale