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ERIC Number: EJ1179331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Students' Views about Disease Concept: Drawing and Writing Technique
Isik, Ebru; Çetin, Gülcan; Özarslan, Murat
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v18 n2 Article 13 Dec 2017
This study was aimed to determine ninth grade students' views about disease concept by a drawing and writing technique. Participants consisted of 81 ninth grade students in a Technical and Industrial Vocational School in Kocaeli, Turkey. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2009-2010 academic year after Health Concept Unit in Health Education Course had been taught in fall semester of 2009-2010 academic year. Data were collected by questionnaire including drawing and writing technique. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and content analyses techniques. Data about disease concept were categorized under eight themes: Disease names, disease causes,disease consequences, disease prevention, mental health, figures about the definition of disease, objects defining disease, and others. Although the students described mostly the concepts of microbe, fatigue, body, bad, harm, and health related to disease concept, the students drew mostly the figures of face, human beings, sickbed, and redness related to disease concept. However, the students mentioned mainly about physical dimension of disease concept in their explanations related to definition of disease concept rather than psychological dimension of disease concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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