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ERIC Number: EJ1078838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Effect of Conceptual Change Texts for Overcoming Misconceptions in "People and Management" Unit
Dagdelen, Orhan; Kosterelioglu, Ilker
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v8 n1 p99-112 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effects of conceptual change texts in teaching concepts in the "People and Management" Unit of a Social Studies Course. The working group of the study was composed of 4th graders in a primary school in Çorum, assigned as control (n = 23) and experimental (n = 23) groups. Non-equivalent control group design, a quasi-experimental method, was used in the study. Conceptual change texts were used in the experimental group for 4 weeks to overcome misconceptions related to "constitution, independence, republic, democracy, government/state, public opinion, centralized administration, national sovereignty, local administration" and traditional teaching approach was used in the control group. The People and Management Unit Achievement Test (PMUAT) was utilized in the study as data collection tool. Analysis of experimental and control groups' pre and post test scores pointed to significant differences in the favour of experimental group in the post test.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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