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ERIC Number: EJ1096076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Effects of Storylines Embedded within the Context-Based Approach on Pre-Service Primary School Teachers' Conceptions of Matter and Its States
Demircioglu, Hülya; Ayas, Alipasa; Demircioglu, Gökhan; Özmen, Haluk
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v16 n2 Article 4 Dec 2015
In this study, the effect of the context-based approach on pre-service primary school teachers' understanding of matter and its states and their attitude towards chemistry was investigated. Using a simple experimental design, the study was conducted with 35 pre-service primary school teachers who were exposed to context-based material with storylines. Two instruments were used to collect data as pre-test, post-test, and delayed-test: the "States of Matter Achievement Test (SMAT) and the Chemistry Attitude Scale (CAS)." Also, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the pre-service primary school teachers after the implementation. The results indicated that the use of storylines embedded within a context-based approach resulted in better understanding of the concepts of matter and its states. Furthermore, the approach helped pre-service teachers gain positive attitudes towards chemistry. This improved performance was also observed in the delayed test. Overall, the results showed that the intervention had considerable effects on remedying pre-service teachers' alternative conceptions. Some suggestions are made on the implications for practice and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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