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ERIC Number: EJ1108701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
The Effect of Using Simple Equipment on the Acquisition of Plan Map Concepts in the Vocational Schools
Fathi-Azar, Eskandar
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v2 n3 p102-111 Dec 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using simple equipment on teaching plan map concepts as a main topic in a surveying course of vocational education. Six groups of students, enrolled in the surveying course, were randomly selected and pre-tested to examine their experience on plan map concepts. Three groups received traditional methods of teaching and used theodolite in plan map-making, while the other three used simple equipment as an extra fieldwork activity. At the end of the semester, all participants were post-tested. A significant difference was found between experimental and control groups on post-test scores. Also, there was a significant difference between the two groups with respect to students' high-level understanding of plan map concepts. The use of the simple equipment was strongly recommended in science and vocational schools to overcome some main problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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