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ERIC Number: EJ1110385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Identifying Misconceptions Related to Chemical Bonding Concepts in the Slovak School System Using the Bonding Representations Inventory as a Diagnostic Tool
Vrabec, Michal; Prokša, Miroslav
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n8 p1364-1370 Aug 2016
In this article we present the results of a study in which we tested the use of the experimental inventory BRI (Bonding Representations Inventory), developed by Cynthia J. Luxford and Stacey Lowery Bretz. The aim of our study was to test the usability of the experimental instrument in the Slovak educational system and to identify concrete misconceptions in the theme of chemical bonding. In the conclusion, we compare the results obtained with the use of BRI in the USA educational system and the Slovak educational system. We point to the possibility of using BRI in a different educational system. The results of the pre-study and the main study showed that the BRI diagnostic instrument for identifying students' misconceptions is applicable outside the USA didactic system, for which it was developed.
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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: Slovakia; United States
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