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ERIC Number: EJ1048734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Implementing WebQuest Based Instruction on Newton's Second Law
Gokalp, Muhammed Sait; Sharma, Manjula; Johnston, Ian; Sharma, Mia
Teaching Science, v59 n2 p11-19 Jun 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate how WebQuests can be used in physics classes for teaching specific concepts. The study had three stages. The first stage was to develop a WebQuest on Newton's second law. The second stage involved developing a lesson plan to implement the WebQuest in class. In the final stage, the WebQuest was implemented in two different classes at different times in the same high school in Sydney. A total of 44 students (20 from one and 24 from another) participated in the study which took two class sessions. Results of this study have been analysed qualitatively. The results showed that the WebQuest-based instruction worked in class, in that some students engaged effectively and produced creative posters, however, contrary to the literature, some students were not engaged in doing the WebQuest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia