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ERIC Number: EJ1016980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Effects of Teaching One and Two Dimensional Motion Units through Mathematical Modeling
Baskan, Zeynep; Alev, Nedim
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n6 p250-257 Mar 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of physics lessons that are taught through mathematical modelling on conceptual understanding and operational achievements of prospective science teachers in one and two dimensional motions. Through a quasi-experimental design "operational achievement test" (OAT) and "conceptual understanding test" (CUT) aimed at measuring operational achievements and conceptual understandings of 23 prospective teachers in the experiment and 22 prospective teachers in the control group before and after the teaching were administered. The data obtained were subsequently analyzed by means of descriptive statistics and one-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results showed a statistically significant difference between experiment and control groups in terms of both operational achievement and conceptual understanding in favor of the experiment group.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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