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ERIC Number: EJ1107824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2301-251X
Using a Concept Cartoon© Method to Address Elementary School Students' Ideas about Natural Phenomena
Minárechová, Michaela
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v4 n2 p214-228 2016
This study investigated the identification and subsequent development or modification of students´ ideas about scientific phenomena by teaching by concept cartoons© method. We found out ideas of students of the fourth grade of primary school by conceptual tasks which were parts of quasi-experiment (pretest and posttest design). For triangulation purposes, we have used additional research methods (observation, analysis of worksheets). We have found out by the overall evaluation of partial investigations (quasi-experiment, observation, analysis of worksheets) that it is possible to develop/modify children's naive ideas through the application of concept cartoons © method to teaching of science in primary school. We carried out observations of teacher and students which were focused on evaluation of work with concept cartoons© method. We also identified some problems of teacher with concept cartoons© method in instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia
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