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ERIC Number: ED564332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Effect of Simple Electric Circuits Teaching on Conceptual Change in Grade 9 Physics Course
Küçüközer, Hüseyin; Kocakülah, Sabri
Online Submission, Journal of Turkish Science Education v5 n1 p59-74 Apr 2008
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of teaching designed to consider grade 9 students' misconceptions about simple electric circuits on conceptual change. Students' misconceptions were determined by using a conceptual understanding test consisting of eight open-ended questions and semi-structured interview technique. Conceptual understanding test was applied as a pre-test at the beginning of the teaching and as a post-test at the end of the teaching while it was applied after six months later as a delayed post-test. Concept of voltage was chosen as the main concept during the teaching that was designed to support conceptual change. Misconceptions brought up in this study were presented in tables with their percentages across three tests and especially the activity concerning the misconception of "consumption of current" was examined to reveal how the ideas of the students changed in details. Mostly, the activities used for conceptual change brought about positive influences on students' ideas.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey