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ERIC Number: EJ1171313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Pre-Service Science Teachers' Images and Misconceptions of Atomic Orbital and Self-Ionization Concepts
Türk, Gülseda Eyceyurt; Tüzün, Ümmüye Nur
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v6 n3 p386-391 2018
The purpose of this study was to uncover pre-service science teachers' images and misconceptions regarding atomic orbital and self-ionization concepts. This study involved a total of 68 pre-service science teachers working at a public university during the 2015-2016 academic year. In this qualitative study, data were collated with the use of worksheets that participating teachers completed by drawing and explain the concepts regarding atomic orbital and self-ionization concepts. Collated data were then subject to content analysis. The results of this study showed that participants' images about atomic orbital and self-ionization concepts were insufficient and that pre-service science teachers hold various misconceptions about orbital and self-ionization concepts. The reasons of the misconceptions could be backed by the pre-service science teachers' inadequacy regarding the mental construction of proper images of scientific concepts and as a recommendation of the study applications are required for improving pre-service science teachers' scientific concepts images being aware of their inadequacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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