ERIC Number: EJ1074071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Exploring Secondary Students' Understanding of Chemical Kinetics through Inquiry-Based Learning Activities
Chairam, Sanoe; Klahan, Nutsuda; Coll, Richard K.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n5 p937-956 Oct 2015
This research is trying to evaluate the feedback of Thai secondary school students to inquiry-based teaching and learning methods, exemplified by the study of chemical kinetics. This work used the multiple-choice questions, scientifically practical diagram and questionnaire to assess students' understanding of chemical kinetics. The findings suggest that there was a difference in students' understanding of chemical kinetics as measured via diagnostic tests. While students made significant progress in drawing concept lists, phrasing scientific questions, identifying variables, designing experiments, presenting data and analyzing results, they showed only some improvement about drawing conclusions in practical classes. This more active, student-centred learning seemed to help students enjoy activities and become interested in learning chemical kinetics.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Kinetics, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Questionnaires, Questioning Techniques, Comprehension, Diagnostic Tests, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Coding, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Grade 11
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand