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ERIC Number: EJ1086344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
The Effects of Analogy on Students' Understanding of Direct Current Circuits and Attitudes towards Physics Lessons
Ugur, Gokhan; Dilber, Refik; Senpolat, Yasemin; Duzgun, Bahattin
European Journal of Educational Research, v1 n3 p211-223 2012
This study investigated the effects of analogy on the elimination of students' misconceptions about direct current circuits, students' achievement and the attitudes towards physics lessons. The sample of this study consisted of 51 11th grade students from two different classes. While one of the classes was the experimental group where analogy was used in the lessons, the other class was the control group where the traditional methods are employed in lessons and this selection was made randomly. When the obtained results were examined, it was seen that teaching with analogy has a significantly positive effect on the elimination of misconception and achievement although it has almost no effect on the attitudes of towards physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 11; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey