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ERIC Number: EJ1083246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Effect of Technology Enhanced Conceptual Change Texts on Students' Understanding of Buoyant Force
Ozkan, Gulbin; Selcuk, Gamze Sezgin
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n12 p981-988 2015
In this study, the effect of technology enhanced conceptual change texts on elementary school students' understanding of buoyant force was investigated. The conceptual change texts (written forms) used in this study are proven for effectiveness and are enriched by using technology support in this study. These texts were tried out on two groups. A pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental design and one control group (n = 20) and one experimental group (n = 20) were used. Experimental group were given the technology enhanced conceptual change texts, whereas the control group was taught in the traditional instruction. Data were collected five open-ended questions concerning buoyancy. When the results of the study were examined as to the conceptual understanding attained in the two groups, it was found that experimental group's conceptual understanding was higher than that of traditional instruction group. It is believed that these texts about "buoyant force," an often misunderstood subject in science education, are very useful class materials that can enable students to learn meaningfully.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey