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ERIC Number: EJ788168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0263-5143
Teaching Chemical Bonding through Jigsaw Cooperative Learning
Doymus, Kemal
Research in Science & Technological Education, v26 n1 p47-57 Apr 2008
This study examined the effectiveness of jigsaw cooperative learning in teaching chemical bonding at tertiary level. This study was carried out in two different classes in the Department of Primary Science Education of Ataturk University during the 2005-2006 academic year. One of the classes was the non-jigsaw group (control) and the other was the jigsaw group (experimental). Students in the jigsaw group were divided into four "home groups" since chemical bonding is divided into four subtopics (Modules A, B, C and D). Each of these home groups consisted of four students. The subjects covered were ionic bonding (Module A), covalent bonding (Module B), hydrogen bonding and van der Waals (Module C) and basic concepts about bonds (Module D). The main instrument for obtaining data was the Chemical Bonding Achievement Test (CBAT), which was applied to both groups. The CBAT was divided into four modules (A, B, C and D), in which each module consisted of five questions (four multiple-choice and one open-ended). The data obtained indicated that the students in the jigsaw group were more successful than those in the non-jigsaw group. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey